Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop

Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NSQG Show Highlights

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

As you pr0bably know, we spent this weekend vending at the NSQG (Northwest Suburban Quilt Guild) Show. The show takes place every other year, and this year's show was really wonderful. I took a few pictures so that those of you that didn't make it could get a peek. You will have to pardon the quality. The lighting wasn't great for taking pictures, and a lot of the pictures I took didn't turn out well enough to post (including a picture of my quilt - oh well). I will start with a few of the quilt pictures that turned out. I am sorry, I forgot to go back and write down names on some of them, and the placards are too small to read. I will give you info I have:

This one is a first time entry by Julia Thomson. It is done in 30's fabrics and the quilting on it was exceptional.

This is Vonnie's "Tribute to Judy Garland" Quilt. Some of you may have seen it at our show. It is a great example of what to do with those panels and novelty fabrics we buy.

This is one of Mary Naumann's wonderful hexagon quilts. You know I am deeply obsessed with hexagons right now, so I had to take a picture of this one. Check out the wonderful colors - these are all reproduction fabrics - many of them from our shop. Gorgeous!
This one by Elizabeth Zwiener was Katie's favorite. It is wool applique and she fell in love with it. It really was adorable.

This house quilt by Gail Gregory was my favorite. From a distance it looked like hand dyed fabrics, but when you got up close, you could see that it was all done in wovens. The picture really doesn't do it justice. The fabric seemed to glow.

Here are a few pictures of our booth. Katie and Demi set it up on Thursday without any help from me! Needless to say, it turned out great!

Me with another happy customer. We like to keep 'em laughing. Holy Ned I look fat - I am going to the gym tomorrow morning for sure.

Vonnie and Katie - putting out some more of the ever-popular candlemat/tank-toppers. We are sold out of everything except the one you see in the picture - my personal favorite, but apparently not everybody shares my weird sense of humor.
One corner of our booth. The quilt on the left is our new Hallowe'en 1904 Kit. Cathy Banker finished it just in time for the show and it is really stunning. I knew it was going to turn out nicer than the one pictured on the pattern, but it turned out even prettier than I thought it would. We sold quite a few of our kits at the show, so if you want one, you will want to come in and pick one up right away! We will be happy to mail them out to our out-of-town customers. It probably won't make it to the website, so call the shop to place your order. Ours is not quite as big as the one in the pattern - which is huge!
Another part of our booth. We have some really cute kits for the holidays still available including the Victorian Crazy Stocking - a real deal at $15.99! It includes pre-drawn fabric and all the fabric and embellishments needed to complete the stocking. Stop by to pick one up while they last!
Another shot of our booth. Note the Blue & Red Sawtooth Star quilt in the background. That is the larger size kit. You can just barely see the corner of the small size behind the lady in blue.
More views of our booth. Some great fall projects! Come to the Seasonal Samplings FREE Demo this week to see these and more!
Snippet Stew quilts - the one in front is my newest pattern, Shoo Fly Stew. I finished the quilt just in time for the show. It still needs binding, but that will happen eventually - or not.....
Some other parts of the show:
The Make and Take Booth, which was right next to ours. They had some cute pincushions, coasters and other stuff.
Sue Glorch & her daughter in the Bundles & Bolts booth she has with Monique Dillard. We will be using the pattern in the background with the Lincoln Bicentennial fabric.
Good friends Docia & Jim Fuller of The Quilt Merchant. Jim is so proud of his Vendor necklace! It's amazing they are still awake and smiling after spending the last few months traveling and vending all over the country.
Patti Dockus and Beth sit down to chat for a moment in the Quilter's Destination booth.
Kathy Dayon from Quilt in Joy in her BRIGHT booth. She will be in the upcoming Holiday Shop Hop with us for those of you that haven't made it all the way to the dark side.
Debbie Best from Woodstock Quilts - another participant in the Holiday Hop.
And - Last but not least - my nomination for the show's Mr. & Mrs. Congeniality, Diane and Lowell Kuck, of Details by Diane. We had a great time talking with them. How cute are they with the Crown & Jester's hat?
All in all, it was really a great show. We can't wait for it to happen again in two years!
Have a great week and be sure to stop by and see us!

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