Drove down on Thursday with two quilting friend. My friend Cindy has a house on the lake where we spent the night. It was so quiet and serene with lots of birds that I have never seen before. Then the next morning bright and early we headed into Paducah to see the show.
I have attended Paducah now for at least 5-6 years and I am always excited to see the winners. This year somehow the show was not very exciting. The lady that won best of show last year also won this year. There were several pieces that caught my attention but in general I didn't see anything with new techniques, or new quilting patterns. Cassandra Williams had two pieces in the show that I really liked but other than that nothing really stands out in my memory. As the trip goes the three of us really had a good time, and of course we spent time in the Hancock fabric store and Hobby Lobby, but didn't really buy very much.
I recently took a class with Hollis Chatlain, and learned to paint with dyes. So, I was anxious to buy some more dyes and also the thickening agent she uses. SORRY, she wouldn't allow us to take any pictures!
I want to thank you for all the latest comments, especially concerning the new Jumbo quilt. It was so much fun to do!
Now here is another using the same technique but it came out so different. This was done from a picture of my male Beagle by the name of Bagel. Hope you enjoy seeing it.