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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The End of the Story

Well, now that things are almost over, I have a minute to share exactly what has been keeping me so busy...... I have just judged my first quilt show!!!  Several months ago, I was asked by the Evening Star Quilt Guild in Dothan, AL to be the judge for their upcoming quilt show.  I happily said yes!! I judged the quilts on Thursday and presented a lecture and trunk show last night.  I have had a table to display the quilts I've made over the last few months.  
This is my table as I tried to set it up - I put the mug rugs in a little basket.
I realized I didn't even have a sign so I made this from a piece of linen and some 3" orphan rail fence blocks that will never become the jacket it was supposed to be.
 Here's the name sign for the table - it's all so exciting!!
This is a little blurry, but as you can see, "Flowers for Nana Girl" is hanging in the back. I've been promoting Kim's books and signing books and calendars that people have bought. 
Here are all the quilts in my living room the night I was packing up.  It was quite a visual feast for the eyes!!!
These are a few of the mug rugs that I made - getting ready to do the bindings.
This is the barn where the quilt show is being held. It's at the Landmark Park in Dothan, AL.  The weather has been wonderful and the crowds have been good.
As I've looked at these pictures, they are so out of order - but I'm sure you get the idea :).  This has been a great opportunity and I believe it may the start of a brand new door opening for me.
Hope you all have had a great day!!
-Karen
 

10 comments:

carol fun said...

Looks like the makings of a wonderful time! Love seeing your work displayed and I hope you have a great time with the judging.

Heather said...

How exciting. Good luck with your new adventure!

Vivian said...

It's an exciting time for you, Karen. Seeing all your fine work together like that has to bring a little skip to your heart. It's an impressive layout! Dothan is a familiar name to me. I think maybe Fort Rucker is nearby--where my son got his training to be an Army helicopter pilot.

Keep us posted on how the show goes! I bet you'll be an impressive judge.

Ruth said...

Congratulations! I am very happy for you. Your quilts are amazing and I wish you luck in the future.

Barb said...

exciting - best wishes! your table and sign look great

Angie said...

So much fun - congratulations! Good luck with your new endeavor!!

Janan said...

As a member of the Dothan, AL, Evening Star quilt guild, I would like to take this opportunity to Thank You so much for coming to our quilt show that was held at Landmark Park. It was a pleasure to meet you, and we so enjoyed your lecture and sharing of your quilts. Kim will be thrilled with all the book sales and promotions. Thank you for your personal autograph in my copy of the book. I hope you enjoyed you stay here for a few days, (I know you had fun in Faye's sewing room) it was such a pleasure to meet you.
I wish you safe travels back home.
God bless - Proverbs 31.

MamaT said...

Im so excited for you! Could this be a new career calling your name?

MamaT said...

Im so excited for you! Could this be a new career calling your name?

QuiltSue said...

How exciting. I hope the door opens really, really wide for you.