January 31, 2014

Finally getting my head back on straight after a week away from home at the glorious Road to California show. My goodness, what an extravaganza! The Mayor of Ontario (California) said it is their single biggest event of the year.

This year, about 50 more vendors were added, located in a structure that was variously referred to as the Bubble, the Big Top, the Tent, and officially, The Pavilion. My pal Debby, whose shop is The Quilter’s Faire in Palm Desert, was the last to get a space and it was wonderful to have a chance to visit with her in those few minutes a day when we are not bungee-corded to our booths.

Debby had been telling me that she was going to make up my pattern
A Spin in the Garden, and there it was!

A whole new look, so fresh and adorable! She had kits for the happy spring-like fabrics, and I think they sold out. If you’re interested, you can contact the store to see if they have more. The Quilter’s Faire.

The Appliqué Self-Help Brochure went over well. :) I didn’t hand out that many, because in general the visitors to the booth had lovely, positive attitudes. When I did fish one out and hand it over with a smile, it was taken in good spirit, so I think it’s going to work.

A few of you stopped by to see the new Teapot quilt, thanks! it also was well received and fit into the booth “like butter.”

I didn’t get the chance to take many photos of the show entries, but what I did notice were several variations of the good ol’ Dresden Plate, one of my favorite blocks. There were more, but here are just a couple.

Fancy Dresden Plate by Cheryl Beckendorf and Leslie Guyton, quilted by Heidi Stagno

Bloomin' Cogwheels by Janna Thomas

There’s something exciting coming to Appliqué Book Land, quite soon! Stay tuned!

Until then,
By Kay Mackenzie


8 Responses to “Roadapalooza”

  1. Loris Mills on January 31st, 2014 8:50 am

    A Spin in the Garden really looks gorgeous in those soft, happy colors! I hope to visit “The Road” some year. It sounds like a fantastic show.

  2. kathy in NC on January 31st, 2014 10:11 am

    ★¤*´¯`*❤*I LOVE the BUNNY

  3. Glynis on January 31st, 2014 10:17 am

    What beautiful quilts! They are all so cheerful and thanks for showing them to us.

  4. Julie on January 31st, 2014 11:11 am

    Loved your booth, i bought a pair of serrated scissors, love them but ohhhhh I forgot to ask you abt the applique self help brochure….is it possible to still get one!!

  5. admin on January 31st, 2014 11:37 am

    Sure, Julie! Just go back a couple posts on the blog and print one for yourself!


  6. Helen Lebrett on January 31st, 2014 11:57 am

    It was good to see you again!! (I found you for the first time at PIQF this year.) I hope your time at Road was profitable! There was so much to see!! Next time I go I’m going to allow two days instead of just one! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  7. Sue in MI on January 31st, 2014 10:06 pm

    I love appliqué! Is the pattern “A Spin in the Garden” available for purchase. I can’t seem to find it anywhere on this site. Sue

  8. admin on February 1st, 2014 7:29 am

    Hi Sue! This site is my blog, and there’s nothing much for sale here. All of my books, patterns, and notions are available on my website, http://www.kaymackenzie.com . So glad to hear that you love appliqué!!