Sunday, February 24, 2008

Quilters of South Carolina Spring Meeting

What a great meeting we had here in Rock Hill yesterday. Janet Jones Worley was our guest speaker and she was just great - gave a lot of good advice for quilting and life (how to deal with the Barrrrrrrbara's in your life) and showed us her beautiful quilts. I had responsibility for the demo's and am happy that part of the meeting went well too. It was a fun day with friends, vendors and lots of quilts to ohhhhhh and ahhhhh over.

I won a very nice doorprize given by Viking Says Sew n'Quilt in Greenville, SC and I want to say again THANK YOU! The prize included a sewing box that is just perfect for my applique threads and notions, a pattern, chalk marker, bobbin holder, jelly roll, machine needles, magnet pin holder, mettler silk finish thread and a spray bottle of Mary Ellen's Best Press! What a great prize. Next time I am anywhere near Greenville, I will definitely be checking out this shop and suggest you do the same.


And of course, with all those vendors I just had to do a little shopping. I mostly hit the YLI booth, which is here in Rock Hill, and purchased machine quilting thread to use on my Christmas Beauty quilt. I also purchased a large spool of their new gold metallic thread which is heavier than what has been available in the past. From another vendor I purchased an Add a Quarter and an Add an Eighth rulers. The Add a Quarter is pink! Had not seen the pink ones before. The Add a Eighth is perfect for working with paper piecing the Dear Jane Blocks. Also some silk YLI thread that will be making its way to Norway soon!

And of course, I had to buy at least one book. I am addicted to quilt books and magazines and this one is just too cute. Its an applique pattern called Be Attitudes and soon be appearing on my UFO list soon.
All in all a very fun day! When I got home, my hubby had prepared a big pot of vegetable beef soup, I made the cornbread and all the kids, except Ellen, and grandkids were here to have a family supper. I was really pooped by the end of the day and was in bed by 8:00 and slept right through to this morning.
Happy Sunday to you all!

9 comments:

Chelle said...

Hi Teresa! Sounds like you had fun! And what a great prize you got!! Wow!

Actually yes, the doll is made well enough for an older child to play with. Not a younger one that will try to fix her hair, or take off the dress, etc. :o)

Ellen said...

Too bad I couldn't be there for supper last night...

Looks like you wracked up! Lots of fun stuff to play with.

Jules said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog Teresa. Sounds as though you had a great day too. What a fantastic prize to win. YOur blog is lovely.
Jules

Joanna said...

Wow that was a great prize to win! Nothing like going to a quilt meeting and winning a door prize. I gotta get myself back to meetings lol! And I love your purchases too - love the Art to Heart books. I have a couple but not the one you got.

And by the way, your son and my son sound very similar with their hair cutting adventures LOL!!

Michelle said...

I'm doing the Be Attitudes quilt as a BOM...I love it! It's turning out really cute.

Marilyn R said...

What a fun prize! I intended to by a bottle of Mary Ellen's Best Press when I was at a quilt store a few weeks ago. When I got home I realized I forgot to buy it! Another time I guess.

Greenmare said...

prizes! so, can you explain what is great about Mary Ellens best press? Is it a starch or something? Enquiring minds want to know!

Passionate Quilter said...

Sounds like you had a great time! And congrats on all the goodies! I LOVE that Beatitudes book! I just ordered it myself. I would like to do that when my UFO pile goes down a bit. I'll deserve it then!

Passionate Quilter said...

two things--I forgot to tell you Congratulations on your Dear Jane center finish! I'm over halfway done--I need to be inspired! and second--tag...you're it! (see my blog)