Long Beach quilt show -- I was supposed to go today, but I'm just not up to being jostled by a lot of people intent on doing what quilters do best at quilt shows. I hate that because this is the last year of this show. Maybe tomorrow if I feel better, but I really don't think that's going to happen.
This show has a lot of special meaning for me. I met Julie of Jaybird Quilts a few years ago. I met Brenda Riddle there, Sandy Klop, and, of course, Primitive Gatherings. I met up with a good friend, Lady B, and spent a good while chatting with her, and spent hours upon hours scouring the vendor booths with another friend. Lots of memories.
So I was feeling really sorry for myself this morning, and thought I needed to dive into some organizational project to keep me busy. First up, magazines.
The first one I picked up to toss was the December 2008 issue of "American Patchwork & Quilting." As I released it over the garbage can, the cover caught my eye. I dug it out immediately and sat down to peruse the magazine.
It's NOT going in the trash. These three quilts are tugging my heartstrings.
First is "Capture the Canyon" by Julie Hendricksen. She recreated an antique quilt for us.
The cover that caught my eye is "Fly Away Home" by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. I'm sure this is the reason I bought the magazine in 2008.
You know the best part of this? I've gotten the inspiration I usually get at quilt shows. I'm not being jostled. And I have everything to make these already in my stash.
I'd say it's a win/win situation!
Of course, now I probably need to sit down and look at ALL of the magazines before I toss them!