It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been at Machine Quilters Showcase (MQS) and figured I’d better get something posted before I forget. I have been attending and volunteering at MQS for the last 3 years and have loved every minute of each show. I am sad that it will be moving to Wichita, Kansas next year but it’s only about 3 1/2 hours away so I really shouldn’t be too sad. I just won’t be able to volunteer like I have in the past.
MQS, along with the other big quilt shows, is a chance to take classes from big name quilters as well as the lesser known, but equally talented, quilters. It’s also a chance to meet friends you have made online such as through Facebook. For whatever reason, I did not take many pictures at all this year. I had my camera with me all the time, but only managed to take pictures of the first class I took. That was with Sue Patten. She has a lot of energy and is a fabulous teacher as well as a very creative stitcher. She has variegated threads figured out to a science ~ WAAAY over my head, but I took her class anyway. I don’t think I will EVER have her talent and knack for figuring out how to get variegated threads to do what I want on both the front and the back of the quilt, but yesterday I did manage to put certain colors of the variegated thread I was using in particular places on the quilt I was working on. Here’s a shot of Sue with one of her quilts.
I also managed to meet a couple of friends I’d only chatted with online. Here is Kelly Hanson and me.
Isn’t she cute as a button?