Saturday, March 22, 2014

Getting my Sew-Jo at the Quilting Ex-po

I am learning that I have a lot to learn about the world of quilting! Fortunately, there is such a wonderfully rich and diverse world out there of crafters, quilters and bloggers to share their inspirational photos, tips, tricks and tutorials. (Wow, if photos started with a 't,' I would have had some really awesome alliteration.) While I haven't exactly been the most productive today in making things, I have learned a ton.

Today, I attended the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, FL. Wow! There were so many great things to see and people to watch. My partner, Seark, and I played with the long arm quilting machines and dreamed little dreams of a fun side business venture with one of them.

One of my favorite parts of the Expo was an exhibit in the Display Gallery called "Quilt As Desired." Long arm quilters from many different places quilted their own designs on vintage quilt tops. It was almost as if life was renewed in these fantastic quilts. 

I purchased some great fabric in a stripey pattern that I can't wait to play with. Perhaps in my next interpretation of the Graphic Black and White Quilt from my Quilty Bucket List.

Finally, I am excited to have found Kim at My Go-Go Life who is hosting this neat Sew-Jo (Sewing Mo-Jo) link party. Since we are to feature our creative endeavors from the week, I think I can continue to celebrate the finish of my first quilt in 2014. I am excited to be getting this quilt in the mail this week. I will have the time over spring break to create a tag and get it sent out!

I love the binding on this little quilt and can't wait to send it off to it's new(ly born) owner!


  1. So glad you got to enjoy the quilting expo in Lakeland! I live on the EAST coast of Fla and just couldn't get away for it... were there many hand quiltied entries? Love the fabric you picked up! Enjoy your quilting! Kathi

  2. Hello! Popped over to see what you are up to after you posted a comment on my blog :) Thanks for visiting! I highly recommend triangles! SO versatile! Did you know you are a no-reply blogger? You can go here for a tutorial to fix it if you wish. Oh, and check out her quilts - AMAZING :)

    AND - LOVE the fabric you picked up!


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