Monday I attended the CMQHOF picnic and it was so nice to put faces to all of those names that I type all the time (I'm Secretary). And if you want good food - quilters go above and beyond!! OMG!! I think every quilting guild should put out a recipe book.
The pictures are going be funny as we were in a covered pavilion and then the background outer bright sunlight. This was one of the guild's raffle quilt - they have a quilt show coming up this weekend. Yes, I bought tickets.
Another guild's raffle quilt - LOVED - and yes, I bought tickets.
Another guild's raffle quilt. Wish the quilting showed better, but this was completed hand quilted with the smallest cross-hatch. Yes, I bought tickets.
It was hard to photo these and more got added to the line as they came in. These are the lotto blocks - fall theme - that almost everyone brought. There were so many that we split them into three groups and three lucky winners went home with some real lovely blocks. I had a block in the lotto but didn't win a pile.
The Sunshine Baskets - each guild was to bring a basket filled with quilty goodness - this picnic table got filled with them. And even though I bought a ticket, no basket came home with me.
We had a four-station demo rotation before lunch. Pat Clark with a super demonstration on various 'disappearing' blocks.
Judy Brunn demonstrated the 'big stitch' and had several samples of threads, thimbles, supplies, and .......
some of her beautiful pieces which showed patterns and variations that could be used for some real stunning hand work.
President Eilene Buel demonstrated using different stencils and products for various ways to improve and assist your machine quilting.
And Lesley Gray demonstrated piping, flange, faux piping, and double sided binding to add a little POP to your pieces.
And what quilting event doesn't need a little retail therapy? Yes, a traveling fabric store!! And yes, I bought some things.
It was a lovely day with some wonderful people with some fantastic food in a beautiful setting on the most perfect weather day. Yes, that highlight's it.