Thursday, May 30, 2013

NC Quilt Symposium and Preschool Grad

Time has flown by with a quickness these last few weeks.  I had a Tarheel Quilter's Guild meeting that I brought some of my quilts,wallets and potholders to so they could be placed in a quilt shop at the NC Quilt Symposium this past week.  Hoping I sold at least one item there that I won't need to put back in my inventory.

The NC Quilt Symposium was wonderfully done!  It was the first one I have been to ever and I know I shall like to go to more in the future.  Josh was at work so Ayden and I hung out for the day.
There was a ton of quilts to see naturally.  I took a lot of pics so browse away!!

This one used a special material of hand dyed gauze.  Creative!

In this one, Anne Francis, a local, whom does some serious quilting folks, she hand embroidered french knots throughout the entire quilt.  That was her quilting design for this quilt as a matter of fact.

Amazing!!!!  Click on it to see all those little cute knots in there.

A scene in Germany, I believe.  All hand pieced and quilted by Anne Francis.  The colors were A--maaazing!

All hand pieced--ALL of it so many tiny and oh so pretty pieces by Anne Francis.

Anne stole the show---she is SERIOUS as I said!  Do you believe me now??!  1 1/4" pieces hand sewn onto a white background.

I don't know the technique for this one,but it was interesting enough to snap a pic:):)  See the turned edges on the petals?

I LOVED this quilt...lots of techniques crammed into one quilt.  See the bunnies in each corner?  Lov'em!

This one reminded me of AZ which is where I lived  at one point at two different times in my life.  Naturally, this quilt has a special place in my heart.

I could show you more,but I will wait until tomorrow for that!  I wasn't joking about all the quilts that caught my eye.

We had a graduation last week.  A graduation from Pre-K that is of course.

Ayden is in the top row, last one on the right with the white cap.  Near the flag.  All of the kiddos with the caps are Preschoolers.

They sang the cutest Jesus songs ever.  I am not bias to my son's cuteness in any way of course;)  Their little hands made those handprints in purple behind them.  Ayden has been practicing these songs for weeks and he has brought home a sucker twice for singing the loudest.  That's my son!!

Here is a video of him singing.

OH and I have one more tidbit to add in.  If you have a cell phone please be sure to get insurance when you purchase the phone right away.  You cannot wait or you will not be able to get insured!  I thought I would toss that out there as I had my phone stolen a couple weekends ago at a yard sale of all places.  It was for a MOPS fundraiser and the last fundraiser for the quarter at that.  Someone was bold enough to steal it:/  I was sorting through some things and pricing items and accidentally left it somewhere along the way.  Boy did I feel stupid:/  Luckily, I did have insurance and so most of the charges were covered,but it was still pricey to replace.  

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine wherever you may be!



Terri said...

Love that quilt with the bear and snowflakes! such an adorable scene.
There's graduation from pre-K nowadays? complete with caps & gowns? I sure am out of touch with these things. Hope he's excited for 1st grade.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Wonderful quilts and adorable singing :)

Jessica said...

Congrats to Ayden! I actually still remember my Pre K graduation, lol. Beautiful quilts! The stats you gave were stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful quilts. Bummer about the phone!