So what does a quilter do for 3 months with no sewing machine? Visit all the quilt shops and quilt shows, of course! There were 3 quilt stores within easy striking distance of where we stayed, so I took in 1 a week for the first few weeks and then went back and visited again when I had the time. They didn't really carry any Civil War repro fabrics which are my favorites, so I just enjoyed seeing all they carried and found a great quilt to make. I had to order the pattern, so hopefully in the next few weeks I will have something to show you.
The very first AQS Quilt Week was held at Daytona Beach and I signed up the first day they took reservations back in October or November. I took 3 classes and went 3 days to see all the quilts and visit the vendors. My husband dropped me off everyday and took off for the Space Coast to see a launch - lucky him. My favorite class was called Little Bird and taught by Linda M. Poole. She did such a nice job and everyone had a ball. Here is my piece in progress.
I also took a free motion class from Cindy Needham. She did a great job of teaching, but free motion just isn't in my skill set yet. I guess I just need to Practice, Practice, Practice!! Not my favorite thing to do. Cindy specializes in finding antique linens and then quilting them onto a fabric backing. She does a fabulous job.
Look at all those sweet little hearts!
Doesn't this look like a photo?
Lots of cute embellishments!