Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My New Book and Quilt Show Vendors

Look what I have…

Uncommonly Corduroy
by Stephanie Dunphy

Now don’t be jealous…you can possibly win your very own copy, well the ebook version anyway.  Go to Stephanie’s at Loft Creations and follow her links to all the wonderful bloggers offering you a chance to win this treasure.  Each of those quilters tested patterns for Stephanie and they are known as her Supremes.  I follow most of them and can tell you, they are fantastic!  You can bet that the patterns in this book are perfect!  Don't let the name fool you...Stephanie's patterns aren't just for corduroy, you can use your favorite quilter's cotton too.

I’ve read this book cover-to-cover twice, three a few times and have already chosen two bags that I will make.  I won’t get started on the quilts…yet


In my last post, just over TWO weeks ago, I mentioned a quilt
show.  This is a small show that our local quilt guild hosts every other year.  The guild name is Port Saint Lucie Crazy Quilters…I know a couple of them and can see where they get their name J  (because they are Crazy Fun!!)

Since we always seem to take a gazillion (is that even a real word?) pictures, I split my recap into two posts.  Today I’ll share photos of a few vendor booths and later I’ll show you some of the amazing quilts our locals created.

I’ll start with my two favorite Sweethearts



They own Laura’s Sewing in Port Saint Lucie and in North Palm Beach.  Dave and Laura are our local Brother dealer…now you know why I love them.  I purchased my Quattro 3 from them back in December and they have been wonderful with their unlimited training, not only on how to use all of the machine’s features but also how to care for the machine. 

More vendors...

Fiber Art
 Who doesn't love a beach umbrella and flip flops?
Free motion quilting demo
More wool
Even more wool (which is different for south Florida)
Kits for small quilts

Not a rag quilt...this was a product you attach to the seams
It ravels in the laundry

I love this Christmas Tree kit

Kits with templates for making cathedral window blocks

Always a Special

Eleanor made an appearance

So what did I bring home?
A Sweet Heart Quilt
I can see this hanging on the wall next February 14th

My first wool projects
Kits for small candle mats

One for July 4th, one for Halloween, one for Thanksgiving
and one for Christmas

And these needles because the candle mat vendor
told me I needed them :)

I think I demonstrated great restraint, don't you?

Have yourself a blessed week and don't forget to stop by Stephanie's.  Tell her I said Hi!


Three Sheep Studio said...

Oh, this looks like a very fun show, Jeanna ! You came away with some great finds (anything wool is fun !)

Abby and Stephanie said...

You're sweet. I'm very delighted you like the book. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

Quilts show with vendors are fun. It's hard to resist all of the fun and new things.

There is nothing more awesome than having a great sewing shop!!! I have one too.

andsewon said...

Interesting book. Looks like you had a great time at the show! I will miss going to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton this year. Just as well as I am trying to be good and NOT buy for a bit! ;-) look forward to seeing the quilts!

Sinta Renee said...

Retreats are so fun! Looks like you had good company there! I like the wool kits you got. Those should be fun to make!

Anne said...

You definitely showed restraint, Jeanna. Well done you! :oD

Aunt 'Reen said...

Great booth photo's from the show!
I love the wool projects you picked out - they all look darling. I'll have to check out that book and Stephanie's link.

Thanks for sharing!

Linda H said...

Oh Jeanna, I'm so happy you are sharing some photos from this show. I am looking forward to seeing the quilts and of course the vendor booths look great too. Yes you were a very good girl, showing great restraint!! That takes a good deal of self-discipline!

Vicky Hunt said...

Such a fun day out! I love the things you chose to bring home....especially the Valentine quilt. It will be so pretty...:) Hope you're having a great week...:)
Blessings, Vicky

Frog Quilter said...

My dad lived in port st lucie when he was alive...

Anxiously awaiting pictures of the show quilts.

Stephanie said...

Oooh, so many pretty things! And I love what you chose to bring home :) So good to stop by, sweet lady! Hugs to you!

Julia said...

Me encantan las fotografías, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

Carrie P. said...

I can't wait to see what you make from your new book.
That heart quilt is so pretty.

Candace said...

What are you going to make first, Jeanna? So happy to see you got Stephanie's book! Who doesn't love a quilt show and the vendors!! I can't wait to see your finished projects!

Karen said...

I didn't know there was a show in Port St. Lucie. I went to one down that way a number of years ago but I don't know if it was in that town.

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for letting me know about the book and the giveaway. I will head right over.

Now that I have an organized space and a big table for cutting, I hope to be making more quilts.

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for letting me know about the book and the giveaway. I will head right over.

Now that I have an organized space and a big table for cutting, I hope to be making more quilts.

Anonymous said...

HI, I'm curious who designed the watercolor heart quilt. This appears to be the fourth person I've come across who has used "my pattern design" for their own design. Mine is on the cover of my 1st book.