Friday, May 24, 2013

Nana Bear's Notions - Book Signing

I was so very blessed to be invited by Hope Heaton of Nana Bear's Notions in Snyder, TX to a book signing!  What a wonderful day we had!

Hope and her employees are just the sweetest people.  Gary and I loved meeting so many "Snyderites" and Nana Bear's quilt shop is perfectly perfect!  We left behind some of our most popular quilts for her to display until mid-June and she gets new fabric in almost daily.  You've got to go check her out!  She's located at 2513 College Ave in Snyder.  You can also find her on Facebook, just search Nana Bear's Notions.

I have a terribly embarrassing story to share with you!  You will never believe what I did!!  As we were getting ready to leave, Hope took us into the kitchen area where she had these HUGE fantastic cupcakes special for us...looked so mouthwatering!!  (By the way, Hope, where did you get those?!)  I picked this amazing Key Lime cupcake with mile high frosting.  I was in Heaven!  Could not wait to eat it.  Gary picked an equally impressive Cookies and Cream cupcake.  I leaned over to give her a Thank You hug and SPLAT!  My beautiful cupcake landed FROSTING side down on her CARPET!  And it splatted hard!!  Where is a rock when you need one to climb under?  I was mortified!  I immediately dropped to my knees to clean up my mess.  Hope was sweetly telling me it was ok as I was using paper towels to try and scoop up the green glob and clean her carpet.  As I stood up, red-faced, she gave me another Key Lime cupcake!  Such a sweet lady.  Of course, I ate that one as quickly as I could before disaster could strike again!  YUM!!  As good as it looked!

Thank you Hope and Nana Bear's Notions for a fun day and for the cupcake!  We had a wonderful time!  Oh...and I'm sorry about the carpet :)


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Suddenly Sewing Lecture and Workshop

In April we met the wonderful quilters from Suddenly Sewing!!  Owners Michael and Abigail Kralicek were so gracious and Jean was a ball of energy and so much fun...and really good at keeping everyone on track!

The first day, we held two lectures.  We had a huge trunk show featuring quilts from every Turning Twenty book, our Turning Ten book and most of our other books and patterns.  I can never catch pictures of the trunk show because my usual "Photographers", Gary and Michelle, are also my usual "Quilt Holder Uppers"!

I do have pictures of the second day though.  We had such a good time at the workshop!  We had a room full of amazing quilters from beginners to advanced all learning a brand new technique to the Turning Twenty Again pattern.  I can't wait to see their finished quilts.  I'll be sure to post pictures of them as they come in.

In the mean time, here are pictures of the wonderful event we had with Suddenly Sewing.  If you live in the Ft Worth area and have not been to their shop, be sure to stop in and say Hi.

Learning a quick and easy way to cut fabric for a Turning Twenty quilt

Everyone busy cutting and pressing
Fabric is all cut and sewing begins
Gary and Michelle pressed the fabric so we could keep sewing.
Here is Gary showing off a chain, chain, chain....chain of squares!

Laying them out to get the arrangement "just right".
The colors are just never as accurate or vibrant as they are in person.
This was a gorgeous violet and cream quilt.

Love the colors!  Owner, Michael, picked these colors out for her quilt.
It turned out beautiful!

Mardi Gras!!
Another fun choice of color!

Hard to tell in the picture, but this quilt is full of funky little bugs!
Someone very special is going to enjoy this one!
Jean and me at the end of the day.
What fun!!

Thank you Suddenly Sewing!