Thursday, March 18, 2010

Too excited to sleep

Tonight was the first meeting of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, brought about by the efforts of Elizabeth Hartman (Oh, Fransson!).  We came from all over the area: north, south, east, west -- approximately 25 of us.  We shared our passion for quilting, our fabric addictions, and our hopes that we are never cured.  We shared ideas, inspiration, laughter, and projects from zippered pouches to pillows to quilts of every shape, size, and use.  We talked about husbands who don't quite get it, making tiny design walls for daughters, the things we learned from our mothers and grandmothers, the things we've learned on our own along the way, and the things we hope to do in the future.  Lots of sharing.  More laughter.  And plenty of eye candy:





















Yes -- I'm definitely too excited to sleep.  

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan

26 comments:

  1. I such a blast with you tonight Joan!!! can't wait to see ya again!! :) ( and thanks for cutting out my double chin! )

    xo, heather

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  2. Sounds like good times with some new "old friends"! Sharing the fun makes it even better!

    ; )

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  3. Oh Wow, no wonder you can't sleep!! I wish I was there to see all that eye candy, isn't it wonderful when we can meet some of our blogging friends, and other quilters, quilting does bring people together don't you think? xo

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  4. Looks like a great night and as you said lots of eye candy. My favourite is the second to last one with the 'floating' squares.

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  5. Oh, yes, sensory overload for sure with all those quilts. I just wanted to say I enjoy peeking in at your blog. I am new to quilting and love to see all the great stuff others make! www.quispamsisquilter.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the quilts! Like Catherine my favorite is the floating squares, although I enjoyed the entire quilt show. How fun to have a new quilt guild and become a charter member. I look forward to seeing more quilts from your group!

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  7. oh that looks like fun Joan. 25 members already, what a great turnout. love all the eye candy, thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you for a great quilt post. So many beautiful quilts. I especially like the pastel one.
    It must be wonderful having a guild in your area.

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  9. How exciting! And what a wonderful show and tell! No wonder why you couldn't sleep. You probably had all kinds of ideas bouncing around in your head!

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  10. Lots of ooohhhhs and aaahhhs from my end, I can't imagine yours?! VERY exciting!!! ; ) Thanks for sharing the FUN!

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  11. oh I wish I could have been there too!
    so many wonderful quilts!
    thanks for sharing with us
    Kathie

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  12. Wow, what a wonderful evening! I don't think I could sleep after a night like that. I love seeing all those gorgeous quilts and hearing about the great conversation only fellow quilters can have. I specially love that small quilt in the middle made from the color block fabrics, and the pillow with the cathedral window blocks.

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  13. I'm so excited for all of you!! It is such an amazing feeling to be in a room full of awesome women that share your passion!! I love being around my girls in the LAMQG. Thank your for sharing your experience.

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  14. Oooooh so jealous!

    Thank you, thank you for the pictures!

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  15. those are all so, so beautiful!

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  16. So glad you shared all of the beautiful quilts. I even spot a few people I know. :)

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  17. Oh, wow! Thanks for bringing us along for the fun!
    Isn't it amazing how each project is so perfect and so very different?
    Thank YOU!
    xox
    V

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  18. Great photos - I can see why your head was buzzing! I'm so envious of all the great quilting fellowship!

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  19. Wow! thanks Joan...can't wait for the next one! Great photos!!!!!

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  20. Awesome! I'd love to be in the same room with all of those quilts! I'm practicing my cathedral windows now and thinking about making the wave quilt!

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  21. Looks like fun...so much eye candy!

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  22. Gorgeous quilts...what a great night!

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  23. Oh, Joan how fun! The projects are very nice! I wish the Sacramento meeting had been this successful. . .Happy Spring!

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  24. Joan, looks like y'all had a great time! You've got some talented women in your group. Thanks for sharing pictures!!

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