Friday morning we left North Ranch at 7am bound for Phoenix on a big white bus getting back to North Ranch at 7pm. It was an awesome day spent at the American Quilter’s Society quilt show in downtown Phoenix—Geri was to have accompanied me but had to cancel so Sandy took her place—we had a great day!
Vendors—I didn’t come home with very much “loot” as Paulette would say—just a couple needle punch kits, some pre-wound bobbins and some printable/fusible fabric for quilt labels. A Bernia sewing machine almost followed me home but it wouldn’t quite fit in my bag—ohhhh, what a sweet sewing machine!! Stitch regulated, spectacular lighting—all kinds of features!!
But—the best of the show—the quilts! The traditional quilts were exquisite but the art quilts were mind boggling!! I will let you be the judge--
Best of Show--
This next quilt was quilted on a domestic sewing machine—amazing!!
Best Wall Quilt—the detail in this art quilt was incredible—the artist was standing near the quilt describing the techniques she used, this wall quilt was one of my favorites!
And here is my favorite quilt in the whole show--
An inspiring day to say the least! Dinner in Surprise then home to the cowboy and Emmi.
Saturday about noon John and Brenda rolled in with the 40 foot horse trailer minus horses parking in the lot next to us—it’s good to see them and most definitely to see Brenda feeling better—it’s been a tough trip for her these last couple of years! Jim and Ellie joined us for dinner tonight—burgers on the grill with Jim coaching the cowboy in the art of grilling—they also brought delicious baked beans!
Brenda contributed a delicious frozen peanut butter pie and I made my first ever lemon meringue pie with juice from the lemons on our lemon tree!
Several months ago I decided to make Brenda a quilt—my heart goes out to her and her struggles with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome—and I enlisted the help of John. He took photos of their Dogpound North (Canada) bedroom and I took it from there. I can truly say Brenda was pleased with the quilt—I made her cry!
A very good day in the Arizona desert!