January 31, 2013

The highways and byways have brought me home from the wonderful Road to California show. It was so exciting to be there… thousands of quilters enjoyed the spectacular displays and varied merchant offerings. My booth was busy as bees; many readers stopped by to say that they enjoy the blog, and thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

The blue drapes were lovely, the lighting was good, and I liked my position just one space inside the doors to the ballroom. My neighbors on the corner were the Pin Peddlers. They’re from my home state of North Carolina and this was their first show in California! The ladies lined up to ooh and aah over their cute, cute cloisonne pins and charms.

I took photos of some grand appliqué quilts.

Spring Blooms by the Pass Patchers Quilt Guild and Lynette S. Harlan. I loved the colors in this one.

Welcome to My Tea Party by Joan Lebsack. Verna Mosquera's patterns are always right up my alley.

Once is Enough by Fairy Earnest and Diane Beauchamp. I had to laugh at the name.

Here's a detail of this incredible Sue Garman design.

More info from Road next time!

By Kay Mackenzie


5 Responses to “Home from Road”

  1. Karen Beigh on January 31st, 2013 10:11 am

    The Sue Garman design quilt is gorgeous. It had to have taken a lot of time to make and is well done.

  2. Debbie St.Germain on January 31st, 2013 7:51 pm

    Beautiful quilts and so much beautiful work in the appliqué.


  3. Angie in SoCal on February 1st, 2013 10:11 am

    I was unable to go to Road this year, so I really appreciate you’re posting these beauties. I love them all! Looking forward to your next post.

  4. Ila Turner on February 1st, 2013 10:29 am

    Once is Enough lol sure is a beauty and I can understand why. Was it needle turn applique?

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Sue on February 1st, 2013 12:24 pm

    Thanks for the photos of these beautiful quilts, thank you also for the info card with maker and designer credits.