Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Quilting Buddy and I head for the show

The head above the quilt top belongs to my friend, Cheryl. She is my quilting buddy and quilting student. (That is the center of her first nautical quilt.)

More than 10 years ago, Cheryl started out as a panio teacher to all three of my children.
On many occasions, I would bring my quilty projects with me to the lessons. My projects sparked Cheryl's interest in quilting, and after a few years of wanting to learn how to sew and quilt, she jumped on board.

We bartered with each other for piano and quilting lessons. It worked out great for both of us. She learned how to use her sewing machine, and the cost of music lessons for three kids was way down for me.

Now Cheryl is a very busy gal. Not only does she gives private lessons at home, she also teaches at Park and Rec. and have a family with two little ones to take care of. So she comes over whenever she could to work on her quilty things.

I got Cheryl started in quilting, but the thing that I got her hooked on the most is going to California's largest quilt show, Road to California . Tomorrow, we are heading out right after we drop the kiddos off at school to help set up the show.... mainly will be hanging beautiful quilts! Then Friday, we'll be back for shopping and see more quilts!

Last year, we went to the show mainly to see Alex Anderson. Here she is with Cheryl at the book signing. Alex is just the same as she is on Simply Quilts... very personal and loveable.

At her seminar, we got to pet her quilts (she WANTED us to!) and took lots of pictures.

These are my favorites of her quilts.


Ginger Patches said...

I'm going to RTC on friday with my quilting buddy/student also! I can't wait it's my first time!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

WOW lucky you! You got to meet "the Alex" and that sounds just like her to insist you touch feel and take photos of her quilts! :) that log cabin is to die for... look how tiny those centers appear and they are little square in a squares!!! Impressive!