Sometimes a customer presents a real challenge. This is Your Life challenged me in so many ways!
The This is Your Life Quilt represents just about all the elements you can find in a quilt. From applique, to embellishments, this one has it all! You will find patches, beads, pieces of lace not to mention T-shirts and regular clothing.
When all these elements are put together, there is a lot to consider when quilting.
This quilt is so special in so many ways. As a gift for a young man to commemorate many life events, it is also remembers a loved one who passed away. It was an honor to work on this gift of love.
Gold thread worked so well with every single block of this quilt.
Yipee! Another Quilt Show! Sew and Quilt Expo is one of my favorite shows because it combines two of my favorite things – Sewing and Quilting! I guess that’s why they call it “The Original Sewing & Quilting Expo”.
As with most of my Quilt Show posts, expect less talk and more images. The first image; however, is of a special find. These beautiful faux fur pieces will be finding their way onto collars and cuffs of future garments.
Vendors, Groups and Show Folks
I say it every time I talk about these shows, but half the fun is visiting with people that have the same loves that I do. Here are a few of the shops that I visited. Some were local and some from as far away as Ohio! It’s always great to spend time with old and new friends.
Quilts, Quilts and Quilts!
As promised, here come the quilts, but this time, I am showing some as full and close images to showcase some of the great quilting done. As a long-arm quilter myself, I certainly appreciate the choices and skill involved in these beauties. I took a lot more images than this, but here are my favorites.
Did you get a chance to visit the Sew and Quilt Expo in Arlington this year? If not, mark your calendar for next season – you will not regret it!
For some reason, I didn’t share my 2018 experience, but click below to see what the 2017 Arlington Sew and Quilt Expo was all about.
I love attending quilt shows because they always deliver. The Plano Quilt Show for 2019 did not disappoint. From vendors to amazing quilt creations, there was so much to see and do. As usual with posts about quilt shows, let it be more about the images and less about my words:
From the moment you walk in, there is a feeling of pride in the work this guild does. From guild-themed quilts to the amazing folks assisting visitors, you just know how much they love what they do.
Vendors and Groups
Among the organizations and vendors, I got to meet with the TAQG Representatives, Fred from Gray Rooster and a new friend from Hill Country Cotton. Every year it is so much fun to connect with old and new friends.
It isn’t a quilt show without the quilts!
I love the puppies!
More amazing quilts
The best picture of the day!
Who could resist snapping a shot of this lovely little enthusiast? This cutie was dancing, pointing and generally having the best time of anyone at the show. She warmed more than my heart for sure!
Are you ready for 2020? The Plano Quilt Guild sure is!
Did you attend? I sure hope so because it is so worth the trip each and every year. And speaking of prior years, check out these posts from years past: