Sunday I took a spur of the moment trip to Santa Fe, to see the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild Fiesta. My companion was my very favorite 14 year old. We saw an awesome quilt show, took a quick trip to our favorite museum, and grabbed a yummy quesadilla at Harry's Roadhouse (thanks, Lisa, for the recommendation!) before heading back - in the wind - to Albuquerque.
My girl took all these beautiful pictures.....a compilation of our favorites:
We both agreed this was one of the best, in our opinion:
Was so happy to see Ann & Michael of Thread Bear had a booth. Here is a quilt Micheal made using this panel. I had to get the panel!
The weather was cold and windy - it looked like snow was forming over the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains:
Hmmmm......cooler weather. Good for quilt making, no?
I snuck up behind/next to her to catch a few pics of it -
still a work in progress, but looking fabulous!
A gorgeous Jelly Roll race quilt was brought in to share:
Haley made this costume for a school presentation, using Moda solids and our new Robert Kaufman line,
Santa Fe Spice:
Debra made this at craft night. She started with a flat knitted rectangle and a pair of jeans. She seam ripped the zipper out of the jeans, cut them apart for the lining of this:
...and in about an hour, was done....recycling at its best!
A sweet Hip Stitcher, McKenna, just held onto this bolt of Alexander Henry flannel like it was a puppy dog. She finally....reluctantly....had to leave. But she'll be back - TWO different folks just bought her Hip Stitch gift certificates for her birthday!
And finally, a finished purse made today in the lounge at a private party.....of the 7 gals making this bag, 2 finished, 1 will finish at home, and the remaining 4 will be coming in this week to complete this cute McCall's pattern.
They all did an amazing job, despite being at different levels of sewing, and fatigue hitting them after 4 hours of speed cutting and sewing.
Here's what you all have been stitching up lately!
Janet picked up some of our home decorator fabric on clearance and sewed 3 Gum Drop Pillows:
Julie made this fabulous bag. She brought in a pattern that she had purchased in a shop in Florida, and together we struggled through a maze of confusion as we tried to figure out how much fabric she'd need to make the bag. She went home, then came back with the finished bag:
and label chosen to go on it, to be given to her friend who has a great sense of humor:
Cousins Bemsha and Ashley each made a jelly roll race quilt this summer. Bemsha surprised her mom with the
(I love her mom's expression of pure pride & love as she looks at Bemsha)
Here's a close-up of it:
And Ashley's, finished just before her birthday:
Tessa whipped up a doll outfit - all by hand:
Catherine brought in 2 quilts she made:
Rug hooking teacher Cathy Kelly shared a challenge she did. Take a fabric and design and make a rughooked project. She chose one of designer Laura Gunn's fabrics to make this knitting needle holder: