This has been a busy, fabric-related week, but the pictures aren't fabric related. So start at the beginning. . . . Monday was the Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) Thanksgiving meeting and luncheon. It was a thank you to the group for all the hours of volunteering they give: teaching classes, providing sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting help, making things for needy groups, etc. It is through this organization that I teach sewing to the refugee women. They are on hiatus this week - back next. Today was Quilters Anonymous (QA) my local quilt guild. The speaker was Karen Kay Buckley. Her work is simply amazing. She does beautiful applique and just covers her quilts with fabulous designs - she especially loves little (and I mean tiny) circles (dots) all hand appliqued. Wow! [Makes my oak leaves look pretty klunky.] Her presentation focused particularly on "To border or not to border - that is the question" and she had a marvelous slide show and small trunk show demonstrating the various and different techniques she favors. She will teach a class tomorrow, but I cannot attend - on to that in a minute. Check out her work. I think you will be most impressed with what you see.
Tomorrow I am driving to Tacoma miles to see an exhibition from Gee's Bend. I have certainly read about these quilts, seen stamps featuring these quilts, read about some of the artists, but never seen the real thing. That is on tomorrow's agenda with my friend Patty Anne. After that we are scheduled to visit the fall Sewing, Quilting and Crafting expo, in Puyallup. I have attended the spring show, sponsored by Washington State University Extension Office and the CTA's, for the past 10 years, but never this one. I think it is a newer addition to the expo cycle. I will take my camera and see what we see.
But on to the photos - we enjoyed a one year old's birthday party. My daughter set this up as a "tea" party, replete with hats and beads and feather boas. While the babies didn't really get into it, the adults did our part. And it was just delightful.
At least it was white cake with white icing! Oh - birthdays are good.