A Great Few Days (and a giveaway!)

Ummmmmm…… yeah.

It’s only Tuesday, and I’ve already had the best week ever.

I was nervous about registering for The MQG’s SewDown Nashville all weekend, and with good reason. The class lineup includes a few of my all-time favorite quilters and a tour of Anna Maria Horner‘s home studio. So I camped out by my computer and signed up the second I could.


In the meantime, some people got a screen asking them to log in, and so many people tried to register that it sold out within two hours. Now how to wait five months to take all the classes and hit Nashville with the six other NJMQG members who signed up? I’m feeling pretty fortunate to have the opportunity, means and luck to get in.

Then, all riled up on quilt excitement (yes, that happens sometimes), I got to go see Victoria Findlay Wolfe speak at the Garden State Quilters meeting. the GSQ generously offered NJMQG members free admission to the lecture.


It was so inspiring, especially after the evolutionary process of my brick quilt top, to hear about how Victoria’s quilts evolve. I have a long way to go to get to the wow factor of her quilts, but I found so much energy and some good ideas in her work.

And though I won Cath‘s blogaversary giveaway last week, my package arrived today. There is so much fabric! And some tools, like hexi shapes for English paper piecing and a Dresden plate ruler. Victoria Findlay Wolfe said, “make the quilt you said you’d never make,” and those were definitely on my “never” list. Now I’m amped up to try them.


Because of all the good things that have come my way lately, I want to give something back. November is the month to be thankful, and I am so thankful for everyone in the quilting world that has inspired and encouraged me. So I’m giving away two bundles of fabric totaling about two yards each. There will be fat quarters, half yards and scraps in a range of colors. Leave a comment on this post about what inspires you lately by Friday, November 15 at 10PM EST and I’ll pick two winners with a random number generator.