Monday, July 21, 2008

Quiltfest 2008

Quiltfest was as usual a hootenanny of a good time. In the midst of major life chaos, which I'll get to later this week, I took off for East Tennessee--Jonesborough to be exact--for my 3rd annual Quiltfest with 10 members of my extended family.

It's the most wonderful time of the year. We all eat, cook, swim off the dock, and generally craft our little hearts out. The younger generation is known to stay up till 2:30am laughing and sewing. I'm a little tuckered out, I don't mind saying. There's my log cabin quilt in all it's glory. I sent it home with the craft fairy for the blocks to be assembled. I think I'm going to use it to decorate at my wedding reception.

Here's the scene at Tennessee Quilts. It's the very best quilt shop I've ever been in. 2 Stories of glorious fabrics, and such a wide variety! Here's the gang trying to help the newest member of our group, Erin, decide on border fabric for her One Block Wonder. You should go to my flickr pages and see how many One Block Wonders you can count in the photos from this year's quiltfest. It's such a good beginner pattern. We all took turns helping Erin with hers in an effort to get her to come back next year! I think she's hooked

We all have our little stations with our machines set up and ready to go, and we work on our own projects until someone doesn't know how to sew a Y seam, and then you take on their project. It's a lovely system.

Gran, Elaine, and Lauren try to pick out fabric for next year's challenge quilt. It's very tricky!

I'm so lucky to have such great gals in my family! Here's to many more Quiltfests!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 10:32 PM

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oh look at y'all at quiltfest. how fun. i seriously considered going this year (I live in JC, shop @ TQ weekly & take classes there, too), but let it fall through. sort of didn't have the $$$, but then coulda found it if i really wanted to. that must be so fun to do it with 10 relatives? wow. which class did you take?

Posted by Blogger Rebecca @ 10:11 AM #

I don't quilt, but I feel totally jealous of the amazing camaraderie in your family and the common bond of creating! So great! Looks like an absolute blast!

Posted by Blogger Tisra @ 10:42 AM #

What a wild and crazy good time!!! Thanks for the terrific post about our weekend!

Posted by Blogger kim @ 7:51 PM #

sadly, my mom would rather stick a needle in her eye than craft. it's amazing i turned out as crafty as i did!! your family looks like a lot of fun to spend time with - you're so lucky!!

Posted by Blogger freshie (and zero) @ 8:45 AM #
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