But I'll get to all of that later. Right now, I have an announcement! My friend Sheryl, in the KC area is going to be my gracious host for the week. She's come up with all sorts of fun stuff for us to do (again, I'll get to that in a minute). If you are local to the KC area, know people that will be in town for the show, etc. please pass this along!
Sheryl has planned a Flash Mob of Quilts for Saturday, May 14th. What is a Flash Mob of Quilts? Well, here. Let me copy and paste her email for you!
Join us in creating the largest patchwork of quilts EVER!Objective: Cover the north lawn of the Cleveland Chiropractic College with quilts to celebrate the IMQA being in town.
Saturday, May 14th, 9 a.m to 11 a.m. (weather permitting)
So there you have it! I will be taking SEVERAL of my quilts with me for this event. I'm also taking quilts for other people that want to be a part of it, but won't be there themselves. If you can think of anyone that might want to take part, please pass this info along. If you're local TO ME and would like to participate, just bring me your quilts and I'll load them up with mine. It should be pretty cool! I know the the KC area MQG members will be participating, let's see how far we can spread the word.
As far as the rest of the week, I have a pretty action-packed schedule during the show. I turn 30 (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!) in two weeks, so the week of the show is what I'm calling my birthday week. Just a little in advance!
We will be going to Sarah's of Lawrence, a quilt shop that I've been dying to go to but have never made it. We will be going to the International Quilt Study and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska to see the French whitework exhibit (something else I've been dying to see). We might make it to the Orchid Cave. We purchased our tickets months ago for Cirque du Soleil! And that's just all of the stuff outside of the show!
At the show I'll be taking classes, volunteering to help the judges judge the quilts, selling tickets for special events, and SHOPPING!
Since the deadline has passed for shipment of the quilts that will be in the show, I have decided to share a few pictures of my finished (completely) quilt, with all of the crystals all over it. I'd recommend clicking the pictures to make them larger so that you can see the detail and how much stitching went into this quilt (about 8,000 yards of thread, just in the quilting).
Is it okay for me to quietly admit that my excitement JUST turned into nervousness? Like, just now? Like, right ^^^ up there?
Oh well. It's birthday week! No sad faces!!! =]