Symposium Wrap-Up

The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild hosted this year’s Quilt Symposium. Not only were there gorgeous quilts for show, but nationally known teachers were hired to teach. It was held at the Johnson and Wales School in Uptown Charlotte. As it works out each guild gets to host it every 10 years. Next year’s Symposium will be in Raleigh. Leah Day took Best of Show and wow, what a beauty! I’m planning a video interview with very soon!

The quilts were fabulous – from traditional needle turn to paper piecing and fabulous machine quilting. What an art.

Surrounding the quilts were the vendors. We were in tight, tight, tight quarters; the rooms filled with quilters. Did I mention tight quarters?

We debuted our Floral Fling Pattern collection and it was a hit! If you didn’t get a chance to see them, Marc’s going to be posting them on the site for online purchasing. Or stop in at the shop until June 30th.

The Monarch Butterfly was the first to sell out, with the Hydrangea coming in close second. We’ll be busy making more kits this week, and getting ready for the auction.

Speaking of the auction, don’t forget to come out this Saturday, June 12th from 2pm to 5pm to make your bids!

Piecemaker’s Guild

Had lots of fun with the ladies of the Piecemaker’s Guild in SC. My program was on why I quilt. A story about my beginnings. I showed many of my quilts, from the ones with a very scant 1/4″ to my latest that’s still in the works … Christmas Trail. Ms Lillian Giles and Jess helped me. What a beautiful ride in the countryside.

Trunk Show

Overall StarsWe took the shop on the road – Ruth, Aleck and I went to the Mooresville Centerpiece Quilter’s Guild and did a trunk show for them yesterday. We had fun showing off many of our sample quilts. We have such talent at the shop!

I enjoyed meeting new quilters and recognized many from shows. Thanks, ladies for shopping and making us feel very welcome!