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and wait, there was more!

Aside from all the things keeping me busy in the last post… there was MORE!

In September I Have A Notion had a booth at a quilt show. The local Elizabethtown Kentucky Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show. They have a show every year. This year there were 500 quilts on display and 22 vendors. It was a very busy 2 days.

Quilt Show Booth at Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show 2019
The Booth Space before setting up and after

The move added a bit more stress to the show hours for me. I used to live just a few minutes away, but now with the time change, it takes about an hour and a half to go 40 miles! There is a time change between here and there… so in the morning you lose an hour, but you get it back on the way home!

there was More summer than we could take!

I’m not sure if where you live was unusually hot the tail end of the summer, but it sure was here. The month of September felt more like August. It was so unseasonably warm and dry in Kentucky. The pond water level dropped more than 2 feet, the grass dried up and a few of the trees have already lost their leaves.

Mr Meanie
and there is more with a cat, the low water at the pond

and then a taste of winter!

And then it got cold! Frost and freeze warnings overnight. So all the tender plants have been moved. May need to move them again. The pond was shrouded in fog this morning (but that has been so even in the heat), and when I went out to feed the “feline tenants” I found a Wolly Bear Caterpillar.

and there is more weather coming
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able to forecast the coming winter weather. … The wider the rusty brown sections (or the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. The more black there is, the more severe the winter.

You tell me, what you see… Brown? anywhere? Me neither!!!

on the creative front

nope, not more. I was hoping by now to be doing something quilt related. But not yet. I did wash and hang a quilt out to dry on the clothesline. A quilt I had hoped to have quilted for the booth table this year. Funny how things never go as planned. It is a salvage, holes, and tears in it, so it will need some creative patches, (you can see where I made an attempt at the creative… patching), I am going to redo it with more pizzazz and then quilt it rather densely, edge to edge.

Vintage Quilt Top
and there is more, a vintage quilt top to be quilted for the booth…. someday!

What are you working on creatively? Are you looking toward Christmas yet?

More later -Beth

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A Bit More of Quiltcon 2019

I had a few more quilt pictures from Quiltcon 2019 Nashville to share. Picture heavy, and I’ll let you decide if all of the pictures were worth it!

Shame Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Shame
Shame Tag
The Show UP Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Show UP! my favorite STATEMENT quilt!
Show UP Quilt Tag
Tag for Show UP!
A portion of the Modern Times Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
A protion of Modern Times Quilt
Modern Times Quilt Tag
Stripey Strip Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Stripey Stripe Quilt.
Detail of the Stripey Strip Quilt
Detail- curved quilting Stripey Stripe Quilt
Tag for the Stripey Stripe Quilt
The Stripey Stripe Tag
Residual Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Residual Quilt (most of it)
Detail of the Residual Quilt
Detail of Residual Quilt
The tag for Residual Quilt
Residual Quilt Tag

I enjoyed visiting the Quiltcon 2019 and glad that I went with friends. Very colorful. Interestingly enough I have a colorful quilt on the wall… and in the building stages. Not sure it would qualify as ‘modern’ though! There will be a total of 8 fabrics in my bright combo. Picked them out January 24th to use for a demo of the Quilters Select Rulers.

Stack of bright Kona Solid fabric

Are you a member of the Modern Quilt Guild? They have Groups in most metro areas. Here is a link to the Modern Quilt Guild https://www.themodernquiltguild.com/ and the membership page if you are interested in a group near you https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/guild_locator. No groups in Kentucky, but I was a member of the Chicagoland one… around 2009 and then I moved.

Beth

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Quiltcon Nashville 2019

Cascade Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville

As promised some pictures from Quiltcon Nashville.

There were lots of very interesting quilts; some visually stimulating, some left us scratching our heads, and some very loud statements. Almost all of them were interesting in some way- form, color, quilting or pattern. While Quiltcon tries to be different, getting photographs was difficult. Aisles were a bit to narrow to accommodate all the visitors and taking pictures too. Below are a few that caught my eye. The photos go in order of the whole or most of the quilt, detail if I got one, and the quilt tag as posted at the show.

Quiltcon Carolinas Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Detail of Carolinas Quilt
Tag for Carolinas Quilt
Cascade Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Detail of Cascades Quilt
Tag for the Cascade Quilt
Thats Life Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Thats Life Quilt Tag
Peeling Away Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Detail of Peeling Away Quilt
Peeling Away Quilt Tag
Wild Goose Riot quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Ready Aim Fire Quilt
Ready Aim Fire Quilt detail
Ready Aim Fire Tag

There are still more intriguing quilts from Quiltcon Nashville 2019… but WordPress likes to do its own thing with photographs… and I dont‘ want to bore you with too many pictures at once. (I think you can click on any image for a larger view). I will post more over the next few days. Do any of these strike a chord with you?

Beth