Once again we’ll turn the kitchen into a studio and do some stitching when we feel the urge. By only driving halfway we didn’t have to miss church today 🙂 .
We’ll spend tonight in Champaign, IL, so we can visit the Amish shops in the Arthur area tomorrow, since they are closed on Sunday.
They were also great for kids to take on a sleepover because, when folded into a pillow, there was room for a pair of pj’s and a toothbrush in the pocket. We made it to our B&B in time to attend the National Quilt Museum reception.
Recently I was snuggling under a “no-sew” fleece throw our daughter had gifted us many years ago, and it occurred to me that it could become a Flillow (my own invention: a fleece-quilt-pillow) by adding a pocket to the back! It was such a privilege and a joy to see my quilt, Silly Goose, hanging with all the other amazing “Flying Goose” challenge pieces.
Other than our trip home, the weather was beautiful. Please email them to me at: [email protected] from central Illinois.
We met up with the Fiberistas and, aside from our second annual mexican dinner together on Saturday night, we had to do the kitschy AQS Paducah backdrop thing for our 2017 picture.In fact, for Trey’s second birthday a Star Wars theme cake was requested from grandma (I’m better at quilting, but I do enjoy decorating a cake every so often). Please let me explain: Years ago I got hooked on making Quillows.For Willy’s 9th birthday, I decided to pick up some fun Star Wars fleece, sew it into a checkerboard throw, add a pillow pocket and voilá – a Star Wars flillow, with his initial on the pocket! You may remember that these were a hot gift item: A lap sized quilt with a pillow pocket centered on the bottom of the quilt back. Do you have a fleece throw just crying to be a flillow? ***************** And one last note – to view the winners from Quilt Week in Paducah, including the Viewer’s Choice awards announced after the show ended, go to: On the road again – from Paducah back home to Wisconsin. Here’s a picture as we cross the “flying geese” bridge heading north. We really enjoyed the quilt shop and Amish dry goods stores in Arthur, IL, and we did our best to support them.A “small group” born out of the local guild, where the names and faces have changed over the years– gather once a month to share, explore new techniques, expand quilting knowledge and critique each others work in a loving and fun way.Typically, at least one challenge a year is agreed upon to push their creativity and spark growth as a quilter and as an artist. This is quickly becoming a popular group project for many as it takes any quilter on an inspirational journey!