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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hi Everyone,

Today starts the most wonderful time of the year!  At least here in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  Tonight is the preview and then tomorrow is the big opening day for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival!

As you can see, I have my credential and am impatiently waiting for the preview tonight.  Actually, it is going to be a busy day as I have a friend arriving today from Alabama.  She is staying for nearly a week and we will take in the show and spend extra time quilting and talking and drinking tea, etc.  I really wish all of you could join us!

We are taking a Free-motion Feathers class from Sue Nickels.  We also are taking a few lectures, but I don't remember what they are right now.  I will be taking lots of pictures of the quilts, etc. to share here.  Also, I'm sure I'll be sharing in "real time" via Instagram.

I have to say that I'm totally loving Instagram.  If you aren't sure what it is all about, or maybe like me, you thought it is an app to edit pictures, you may want to check it out.  It is sort of like Facebook, where you "follow" different people, but I have kept the people I follow (aside from close family members) limited to quilters.  It is sort of like mini-blogs.  People take a picture, write a bit about it and then share.  You can comment or just "like" it.  If you have a smart phone and want to check it, I strongly encourage you.  Find me "patrioticquilter" and then you can look at who I follow.  Sherri from A Quilting Life, Sinta from Pink Pincushion, Thelma from Cupcakes and Daisies, Mary from Quilt Hollow, Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts, etc. are all on Instagram. I find that I am not spending nearly as much time on Facebook anymore.  I would much rather look at quilty fun on IG!

Anyway, I need to run.  I have a few errands to run before my friend, Dorothy, gets here.

Have a great day!


  1. Sue Nickels is a great teacher. I don't take many classes, but I took this class on feathers in Grand Rapids, MI last year and learned a lot.

  2. Hope you both have a great time at the quilt festival! Wish I could join you...

  3. Have a great time.....I can't wait to see your pics! :o)

  4. Enjoy the visit with your friend and I hope you both enjoy the quilt festival. I'll be watching for your IG posts!

  5. Have a fun, fun time at the show. And thanks for the Instagram update. I've been following you and a few other quilters but I need to start posting some photos too.

  6. Oh gosh...have a blast! Wish I could go this year.