Monday, September 23, 2013

hello home!

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So nice to be home!  Gotta do some major cleaning this week to get ready for Quilters Take Manhattan! It looks like the After Dark party here is sold out, 100 people will be in my loft!
FUN!!! It means my studio gets cleaned top to bottom and I get rid of LOADS of stuff!  I got a bit carried away.. I think I took 12 boxes of stuff OUT of my studio... I can actually have some breathing room! Yay!  ( more room to make a mess! )  Looking forward to having some fun this weekend! Hope to see you here! ( Lisa Sipes, Alex Veronelli of Aurifil, Hollis Chatelain, Paula Nadelstern, Jamie Fingal,Yvonne Porcella, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Mark Lipinksi, Sheila Frampton-Cooper and on and on and on! )  I'm telling you, it will be fun! Get on down to F.I.T. Saturday! Don't miss it!
OODLES AND OODLES OF GOODIES!!! Vendors, and auction and raffle prizes!

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 Atlanta, Georgia
I was very excited to go to Atlanta, as I had never been. I got to see friends I had not seen in a long while and even a few I only new through blogs! Shannon spotted me and yelled VICTORIA! I look up and I nearly bounded over and gave her a hug but recalled she just rolled her truck!  And still in a bit of pain! Yes, Shannon from PiecefulKwilter!  Nothing keeps this girl down! ;-) Shannon quilted, KWILTED ;-) two quilts in my book.  "True North", and "Flowers in Elda's Garden."

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I teach my 15 Minutes of PLay at many of the Quilting Expo quilt shows, and will be in Fredericksburg next. October 3-5... Get signed up quick! the classes have been selling out. We have oodles of FUN, Fabric is flying, and everyone leaves with big smiles, made fabric and some goodies!

Here is a link to the Sign up page:

Above is Mary Ann who has participated in many of the challenges on my 15 Minutes PLAY website! She brought along a few of the challenges, and her awesome silk steam punk jacket... She made some big beautiful Made fabric pieces in the class. I love meting the bloggers who play along!

Then I also do a "Quilt Walk" talking about the 13 Quilts from my book, that have been traveling with the EXPO for a year. So, after taking the class many peeps came along to hear more about my process, and how quilts come to be. Also to see the fun quilts of a few contributors to the book as well! We can "I SPY" Nifty's "Crazy Scraps", and Bonnie's,(the scrappy Bee) "Staccato", and the collaboration of Tonya (lazygal)and I's "Starburst," way down on the end center-ish! It was a very fun show!  
Always check my calendar... maybe I will be coming to your area!

Now, I must get back to getting this place into shape!  FUN ahead!
I still have one little project to finish off for Saturday, so I best get sewing! I'm using Cherrywood fabrics! YUM!  ( My pal Karla from Cherrywood is coming too! Get the goods!)

So what's your big project this week? 
cleaning? sewing? starting? finishing?


  1. My goodness you are busy! My big project for the week is to get the Elmo quilt done. I post a picture on my blog today of the progress I made this weekend. 9 hours of quilting yesterday!

  2. Hi victoria
    So excited about Quilters Take Manhattan---can't wait to see you--I will give you a big shout out!
    this week i am frantically trying to finish an art quilt that will be entered into an art show with the theme of astronomy----thanks to my "lucky "stars" I'm almost finished! I really am loving it! Guess you can say "it's out of this world! See ya Saturday--can't wait!
    Hugs and happy Stitchin


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