It is kind of amazing when you think of all the quilts being born world wide - and then to see the workmanship - simply wonderful!
As promised - Caryl's stash and studio. Visit Caryl's website for patterns, lessons on CD-rom, and to see her beautiful quilts.
Several hundred gathered for the awards presentation at the Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah, KY tonight. Libby Lehman, the ever popluar MC of the event, continued to keep the audience in stitches with her funny comments. This year, it was all based on old TV shows: Desparate Housequilts, Ragnet, and Leave it to Sleever were among the most popular titles.
While attendees always enjoy the wit and humor Libby provides, it's really all about the winners. Best of Show this year went to Ted Storm from The Netherlands for her quilt Spring of Desire. The quilt was inspried by Ted's great, great, great grandmother's bridal handkerchief Congratulations Ted! To learn more about Ted and the history behind this quilt visit the Daily Blog on November 29, 2007.
Quilt show on your travel agenda? Tuck a pad of stick-on return address labels in your purse or tote bag before heading to the big event. You’ll save lots of time—and prevent writer’s cramp—when you are registering for quilt drawings and door prizes. (These labels are also handy for identifying quilt books, magazines, rulers, and othe quilting gadgets.)
Quilts from well-known quilt artists grace the home of Caryl Fallert.
Most of you know that Suzanne Marshall (Episode 203 ) was, and is, my quilting mentor and cheerleader. Caryl Bryer Fallert's quilts (design and color) have had a powerful influence me (and many of you) since I started quilting in 1991. It is such a pleasure to know Caryl. It is rare that we could meet for longer than a fast hello as we pass in the halls en route to classes, or taking a quick lunch break. Because we had planned to arrive in Paducah before the madness of the show, we were able to plan dinner - which was fantastic (at Max's) but I also got to see Caryl's new 8000 sq. ft home, studio, and retail shop. I had toured it before it was finished, but this was my first time to see it completed. For Caryl, it is a dream come true and came true after a LOT of really hard work.
Caryl has good taste when collecting quilts. In the opening segment (kitchen) there are two small quilts made by two well-known quilters who will be featured in Series Three of TQS. Can you guess the artists? Also a third person is mentioned during this clip that will ALSO be on Series Three - and no, the answer is not me.
I've heard that traveling first class is a real treat. So I've heard. As you'll soon see, WE most certainly do NOT travel first class!
The best part of coming to this show every year (every year since 1992, except for 2001) is the reunion with my favorite quilting friends. Who among you out there is heading to Paducah this week? Are you meeting friends? Coming with friends? Are you a "regular" or is this your first time? If you see us shout, "It's a New Day!"