Yes, my Guild's "Afternoon with Patricia" went great. You know, when you chair an event you sort of worry and wonder if anyone will come. After all, I was with my quilting friends on Thursday. Out of the ten of us, only 4 were planning to come, and one of those 4 was me!
I worried for nothing, as usual. Sixty people came! More than half of them weren't from our Guild. I had never seen these people before! You should have seen me all giddy and
Margaret was my helper. Here we are standing on the sidelines while Patricia introduces us.
I was "Vanna" and Margaret was the quilt folder upper. Patricia shows lots of quilts in her demos, and Margaret was great at keeping the quilts organized and neatly folded so they would be ready for Patricia's next show.Demonstrating "Day and Night", their newest publication.
Demonstrating how the scraps can be used to make a table runner.
No you can't make that purse with the scraps, but you can make a table runner! Patricia had bought her black and white fabrics from one of the vendors at our quilt show last June. A lady on the front row had bought the same fat quarters and made herself a bag. Both the table runner and the bag match my dress!
After the demos were done, the people could shop at the little Quilt in a Day store set up in the back of the room. There were books, rulers, patterns, charm squares and more. Patricia autographed books and visited with people.
I bought this pattern and a scallop ruler.
I have lots of charm squares to make this pattern, and the scallop ruler will help me make beautiful scallops, waves, or vines. I just realized that the designer of this pattern is one of the Quilt in a Day girls that left me a comment the other day. How cool is that?! Her name is Anne and she has a blog at Sew Blessed.
I couldn't do events for the Quilt Guild if I didn't have wonderful ladies willing to help me.
Margaret, Patricia, me, Jean, and Eula
As I said, Margaret helped by folding quilts and keeping Patricia's projects organized. Jean and Eula worked in the "store". They've been doing this for the past 25 years. No wonder Patricia feels like we're family. We feel the same about her.
Have a great day!