Monday, April 22, 2013

A Big Thank You!

Hello Everyone,
The quilt show was a great success thanks to my helpers, our friend Yvonne, and my sister Gail.  I couldn't have pulled this off without your help and encouragement.  You both were invaluable! 

Set up was last Friday, and it took four of us, Mr. Joe, our daughter Caren, and Gail to get the booth transferred from our living room to the fairgrounds.  (The ladder didn't fall over during the whole show.....amazing!)  It was supported by zip ties and bungee cords.

I had pictures of the original layout, but in the end, we flipped the whole that threw me for a loop!  But it just worked out better and I had more room to display the quilts.


Linda, one of the shop's customers entered her Madrigal quilt in the show.

It was beautiful!

Another customer, Rae, entered her Heartfire quilt in the show. I hadn't seen Rae's quilt before and it looked wonderful in the jewel tones.

I only had time yesterday morning to walk around and snap a few pictures before the doors opened.  There were many beautiful quilts, but I just couldn't get around to see them all.

The Quilts of Valor section was full of red, white and blue.  USA.....USA!  This is just what the doctor ordered after the heart-wrenching events that took place in our country this week.

The Amador Valley Quilt Guild is a fine-tuned machine. They couldn't have been more organized or helpful and made my first vendor experience an absolute pleasure. They were so attentive to our every need. You girls rock!  Your quilt show was a great success and I look forward with great anticipation to your next show in two years.

Now to YOU, all of the quilters that stopped by to introduce themselves, give me a hug, shake my hand, and bought my patterns.  I was overwhelmed!  Many of you drove miles to get to the show from all over the Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley. I appreciate you. Your support means more to me than you will ever know.

What I learned during the last few weeks while preparing for the show, is that you can't do it alone.  It takes an enormous amount of support and encouragement from your family, friends, and Melissa and Leslie from In Between Stitches, and YOU, the readers of my blog.  You inspire me to design, write blog postings, and share my love of quilting.  I love meeting you, I love getting your emails and comments, and I love seeing so many of you that have taken my classes.  A sincere and heartfelt thank you to you all.  Now it's time to get back to creating and quilting!



  1. Your booth looks amazing with all of your beautiful quilts ! How wonderful that so many fellow bloggers came to visit you ! Looking forward to your next quilt design :-D

  2. Oh my goodness I clicked on one picture to enlarge it and OOOOOHHH!...WoOOOOOO! I had to look at them all! Thanks for sharing your photos for those of us who live on the other side of the country.

  3. Sounds like a fantastic show and your booth looked fabulous. Glad you had lots of help, set up and take down alone is really hard work. Hugs!!

  4. Fantastic quilts! Love the space they used, too many shows cram quilts so you can't view them in their glory. Wonderful booth display and happy for you that things were a success.

  5. It was such a pleasure to see your beautiful booth and to see it running so smoothly & successfully!!!
    Molly though it was the best in the show and she's not influenced by ANYONE!!

  6. Oh wow! I kept reading and rereading your post, and enlarging all your photos! Your booth looked wonderful, and all of your quilts looked stunning...but I kept going back to Country Charmer, giggle! I'm so glad you had a successful show...wish I had been there. Wonderful that Yvonne and Gail were able to be with you. Your mitten tree looked pretty cute too! Well done!

  7. What a gorgeous booth! I would like one of everything please. As a matter of fact. The next time you design something be sure to kit an extra one for me. LOL!

  8. So very glad that the show went well!!! I so wish lived closer so I could have come, too!! Your booth set up was just lovely!! And I AM going to make country charmer for sure!! And your little baskets and butterscotch - okay, you get the idea!! I love your quilts!! Thanks for sharing!!


  9. Your display looked wonderful and some of those quilts at the show were also lovely. I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience.

  10. Oh wow, your booth looks fantastic.So glad it all went well.
    Country Charmer stands out for me's the sashing Lynn. I love it!
    Julia ♥

  11. Your booth looks great! Glad you got to meet lots of people - hope it was a wonderful show for you.

  12. What a great job you did on the booth! So many wonderful quilts and such yummy, delicious fat quarters! I just love your new "For The Love of Baskets" pattern - waiting for payday so I can buy it!!!

  13. Just got back from a few days away, Lynn! Congratulations on a successful show! I knew you would be a hit! What wonderful helpers you had as well! Wish I could have been there. Thanks for showing us some of the amazing quilts, too!