We are having our first bad snow storm of the season here. Yuck! Not a big fan of blizzards. No school for the kids today. Although, it’s been great snow for the girls to play in. They have made a couple of snowmen and a snow fort in our front yard the past two days. Sarge plays right along with them in the snow! Luckily the bad weather didn’t roll in until Saturday evening, so the event with Edyta Sitar at the quilt shop was a huge success. We had guests come from all over to meet Edyta and see her quilts. Edyta was amazing. She is very personable, gracious and oh so talented. Not only did she do a book signing, but she gave a trunk show, mini lecture and gave tips and lessons on all her quilts. She talked about how she does her designing as well. She kept the whole quilt shop captivated! A few of her new designs…
This one was one of my favorites. Edyta’s new book is all about using scraps and scrap fabric swaps with friends. In this quilt, Edyta used scraps left over from her other scrap quilts. Scraps from her scraps! She uses everything from batiks, to reproduction fabrics, to various prints and they are beautiful!
Just beautiful applique. If you look closely, you’ll see quite a variety of fabric from batiks, Civil War Tribute fabric, as well as some Jo Morton. Amazing combinations!
This is the quilt I plan on starting in January. Edyta wanted to incorporate some of things the state of Michigan is known for like cherries and apples. So scrappy, I love it!
One of her newer raw edge applique quilts. Gorgeous!
I finally met my new blogging friend Stephanie in person on Saturday too! It was so wonderful to finally meet her. We’ve been commenting on each others’ blogs and emailing several times a day. When we met, I felt like we’d been friends for years. We had such a great time! She is going to come to our Saturday sewing group and join our guild! Too fun! After she left, several of the ladies commented that they couldn’t believe we had just met. They all thought we had known each other for quite some time. I did get some photos too. I’m having a bit of a “The Wizard of Oz” moment right now. I’m coming out from the curtain of my blog to reveal myself. I guess there is no time like the present to introduce myself “in person” to all of you…
Moi, Edyta and Stephanie. I’m the brunette.
Lots of pictures being taken!
Last but not least…
Don’t we already look like the best of pals???