Sunday, April 10, 2011

lost weekend...bingeing at the quilt show!

It's so hard to fathom that it's almost time to leave.  I have barely scratched the surface of the visual delights and learning (and shopping!) opportunities here at the INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL in Cincinnati.  Truly an inspiring experience.  I got a hug from Pat Sloan and she has wonderful pics posted on her blog, so check that out!

This week I learned to dye silk  with Marlene Glickman and cotton dyeing in the microwave with Diane Ricks.  I also learned how to use the digital imaging features of EQ7, which is too much fun!  Mary Ellen Krantz is very knowledgeable about computers (she's a quilting computer geek - first generation!) and is very generous with her information.  She also has a sweet personality and a great sense of humor!
this is what I learned from Mary Ellen:
This was all done in EQ7 - no other software involved.  I can do it from my own pictures, too!  Check back to see more EQ7 goodies in a few days.

I must admit the City of Cincinnati threw us a wonderful party on Friday evening.  Generously portioned adult beverages and delicious edibles - also in generous portions - so they obviously want us to come back next year!   They had a live band "AFTER MIDNIGHT" playing lively dance music for us - the kind I knew all the words to!  ...and in case you've ever wondered.... Pokey Bolton can really get down!!!  That gal has more bounce that a superball!

We'll be driving home with lots of great memories later this afternoon. 

I'll post a few pics when I get home, but they never do the quilts justice anyway, so don't get your expectations up too high!

Hugs 4 now!



  1. sounds like you had a ball, wish I could have joined you. Looking forward to the photos tho

  2. sounds like an incredible weekend! What fun! Have a safe trip home

  3. Hi Thea!!Glad you got to go to the Show...a lot of my friends did also and loved it!


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