It was quilt show time in Fort Smith again
and I've been looking forward to going for days.
My friend who is a member of the guild that puts on the show,
asked if I wanted to enter a quilt this year.
But it was only 2 days before the deadline,
and all of the quilts in house are um used,
so they aren't exactly 'show worthy',
so I told her no.
I would like to enter some time, though
Maybe in 2018.
It could happen...
The girls wanted to go with me,
and seeing that they are both quilters,
I couldn't very well go alone, could I?
The lady at the registration table practically insulted them
when I asked if they got to vote for 'viewer's choice' too;
she said they weren't really big enough to know anything.
(I asked Lexi what she felt/thought when the lady said that,
and she said, "I thought 'that lady doesn't read my mom's blog!'"
Lily said she thought, "Seriously?!")
I know it's silly,
but it certainly didn't get our time at the quilt show off to a nice start.
I felt like just taking my girls and going back home.
Way to encourage the next generation, Lady!
It wasn't long after that though,
that we saw the gal that owns the Sewing Machine Center.
I wasn't even going to say 'hi',
because I figured outside of the shop,
she wouldn't know me from Eve,
but as soon as she saw me, she smiled really big
and said a friendly hello.
And then told the girls
(my girls who know nothing. grr)
that they had panels for making doll clothes for $1
Such a small thing,
but I felt better afterwards,
and so did the girls.
It's nice to be validated...
We wound methodically through the quilts,
so we wouldn't miss any.
Sometimes one of the girls would point out one across the aisle,
and I'd say "We aren't looking there yet."
darn it if they didn't have to use the line on me!
We met a super sweet gal
whose mom owns Lonesome Pine Quilts in Elkins.
She was super encouraging to the girls about their sewing,
and even gave them each a sew-er's bracelet.
That just made our day!!
(I didn't want to be the only sewist in the family without a bracelet,
so I bought
one two, too :-)
I would've liked to have gone back
and spent some more time looking at a few of the quilts,
but we were on a pretty tight time schedule.
There's always next time...
|this quilt is not really my style,|
but I actually picked it as my 'viewer's choice'
(and so did Lexi - she found a ballot on the floor, and I let her fill it in. ha!)
|Besides the fact that this quilt begged to be touched, this is why I found the quilt so enjoyable.|
The bird has so much personality! Here, I believe she is thanking the squirrel for the hat,