...and a 200th post giveaway!
My mom and I went to the HMQS (Home Machine Quilting Show) in Salt Lake City, Utah last weekend. What was the best part? Meeting Val from Val's Quilting Studio and having lunch together. We both agree that meeting in real life makes our blogging quilt guild seem so much more real. :)
It was also fun to see some absolutely amazing quilts in person. Here are just a couple of my favorites.
The Complex Irish Chain pieced by Beth Nufer and quilted by Joann Hoffman.
I love the rainbow and the quilting.
And the applique added so much.
The next quilt was Irish Stone Creek pieced by Rosemary Kurtz and quilted by Barb Maurer.
The quilting is absolutely beautiful.
This is probably not surprising, because last year my favorite quilt was Irish Lass by Judi Madsen.
But I must say that I love the colors in Irish Stone Creek. Looks like I really enjoyed the Irish Chains this year.
Another fun part of the HMQS was the shopping at the vendor's mall. This is my anniversary, Mother's Day, birthday month, so my husband gave me some extra money to spend. :D While my mom bought lots of thread from Superior Threads, I found some cute fabric at Daine's Cotton Shop. (Monkey has practically claimed all of this.)
I also found patterns for the Sew Together Bag and the Beatle Bag.
Because this is my 200th post, I thought it would be fun to give away something I purchased at the show. I bought some Rainbow Clover Wonder Clips for me to try them out, and some for one of my readers.
Anyone can enter, just leave me a comment telling me what you would use them for. (I think I will be using them on my Sew Together bag.) My followers can leave a second comment telling me how they follow me. I am leaving this giveaway open through Sunday, May 17. On Monday I will contact the winner through email, so make sure I have your email address. Then I will update this post with the name of the winner.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to PK_Sews! I hope you enjoy using them on your bag and bindings.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar, including Val's Tuesday Archives for Quilt Shows. Pretty convenient timing, huh?