As some of you know, I’ve used quilting as a creative outlet for grief since William diet. Check out my Projects Page to see the variety of ways that outlet has expressed itself. My sweet Aunt has been quilting over 30 years, and she’s mentored me when we have the chance to visit. My mom is also a quilter, and had the joy (translate, nightmare) of squaring my first ever quilt blocks on my William’s Ninepatch. Between my mom and my aunt, they’ve kept me well supplied with patterns, notions and good advice.
This weekend, as my Aunt was visiting from out west, we took a gals’ trip – including my dear friend Roxanne – to the National Quilt Association show in Columbus, Ohio. We picked up some goodies, and saw all the beautiful quilts. While I couldn’t take pictures of the incredible creations in the Winner’s Circle, here are pictures of a few of my favorites from around the show.
The four of us had a great time. I rounded out my weekend with a bit more quilt shopping, a chocolate malt and a crash course in quilt drafting. Do I need more sleep, now? Yes! Was it worth it? Absolutely.