July 17, 2013

Just got home from my neighboring state to the north from the Oregon Summer Quilt Expo. Whew, what a drive! Parts of it were very beautiful, like alongside Klamath Lake, but overall the trip was a mite long for my taste.

I took photos of a couple of striking appliqué quilts that hung nearby my booth.

Roses for Travis and Sharon by Peggy Gelbrich

Peggy Gelbrich of Yellow House Quilter was one of the featured quilters in the expo.

Hand appliqué and hand quilting!

On the other side were quilts by one of the expo’s teachers, Nancy Lee Chong of the Pacific Rim Quilt Company.

A quilt honoring the Hawaiian goddess of snow

Hand appliquéd with silver lamé! And hand quilted. Gorgeous.

Home for two days, then headed back north again to Eureka, California, for the Redwood Empire Quilters Guild show this weekend, July 20-21.

I’ve never been to Eureka, but 29 years ago, just out of grad school, my husband Dana journeyed to nearby Humboldt State for a math conference and thought it was the most beautiful campus and region he had ever visited. “Anyone who has ever seen the redwoods there can’t help but be amazed. I’d read about them before the trip, that they were ‘God’s idea of a forest,’ and I wasn’t disappointed. They’re so immense and they make you feel so small.”

When Dana found out I was going, he decided to come too! Hooray! He’ll do the driving! Thank you DH!!

Back next week,
By Kay Mackenzie


2 Responses to “There and back again… briefly”

  1. Martha Briese on July 17th, 2013 6:12 pm

    Fabulous quilts!! WOW!!! Have fun in Eureka, you are going to need some time to relax!! :^>

  2. Debbie St.Germain on July 18th, 2013 7:28 pm

    Those are beautiful quilts, love the fabrics in them.