Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kristin off to Ohio

Yes, Jan just returned from Ohio and now it's my turn! She had a great time meeting up with people she hasn't seen in years, meeting new people and learning lots of little tidbits from the lecturers.

I'm now off to Columbus for TNNA (yarn market). I get to go and see all the new product that is being introduced for fall. It is always fun to see if there are any new color trends. Also a perk for us shop owners is sometimes publishers have the authors set up for signings so that we can meet them and get a copy of their new book. I have the whole afternoon on Friday free so maybe I'll go see Quilt National for myself.

Jan and I are bummed because we just got our regrets letters from IQA for the Full Bloom exhibit. Congrats to the 36 that were accepted though as we know each of them has got to be lovely. Here are pictures of the two we entered. One is a joint adventure for our local shop hop where we had to interpret all the other shop owners blocks into one quilt. The other was my 3rd ever a point I really thought I'd bit off more than I could chew as I made the vase.

Pictures of our In Full Bloom Entries

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jan off for SAQA

Well Jan headed off today for the SAQA conference in Athens, OH all prepared for her drive with 3 audio books!! She is so excited about going again as it has been years since her last visit. She was also all revved up to see that the Lunn Studio was going to be open this weekend in honor of Quilt National and the conference. The last time she went I met up with her there and I bought a bag of scraps. At the time I wasn't sewing nor did I have any idea what I'd do with all those strips. Now I love that bag and it is my little bag of "endless surprise". Although there will come an end to it so I told her to make sure if she goes she has to see if they have any scrap bags like that again!!

I hope that all those who are going have a great time, learn a lot, and see a bunch of wonderful art.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Here are a few photos of the shop so that all can see.

Joining In

Well everyone we are joining in the crowd of bloggers. We love checking in on all the other artists blogs to see what everyone is up to so we figured we would show you what we are playing with. We will post updates as to what is now in the store, what we have been making, and what is going on in the basement studio. We hope that everyone enjoys seeing what we are up to!!

Kristin and Jan