Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Round Bobbin Expo

I spent the better part of this day working on my booth at the Expo. I was gifted a larger booth from management as someone was unable to come do to illness. So, I set up with the plan I had made for the smaller booth. I have to say, it looked like I was having a garage sale rather than offering my wool applique, redwork and applique patterns for sale. But all was not lost as I texted ( yes even a sixty eight year old woman can use technology! ) my daughter, she came over and made suggestions and I spent the rest of the day doing it all over. It could still be better, but is so much nicer. The folk art quilt on the left is a Jan Patek I made a long time ago. I fooled with the borders to get a different look. To the right of that is a display of my felted wool pattern samples. The next quilt is my version of vintage red work. I love red work. All I need is a piece of fabric with the design marked, a needle, hoop, thread and scissors. what could be better?
This view is to the right. A little hard to see, but starting on the left side of the table there is a bowl waiting for tomorrows flowers, a tin with business cards, and oh a big bowl of candy. All kinds of chocolate. the rest of the table is taken up with patterns and containers of patterns. I am debuting the first three of six Baltimore style patterns. I am excited to be doing this as it is a long process for me. Above the table I have hung "Return to Baltimore" a quilt that took me a whole year to finish. I am somewhat slow. To the left of that is a nice vintage quilt with embroidered blocks. It was a real find and rare for me because, I finally found and purchased that $30.00 dollar quilt so many of my friends seem to find on a regular basis. To the right oo that is one of my favorite designs. It is based on thirties and forties days of the week dis towels. Of course because I wanted a square quilt, I needed to design two extra blocks. When I was growing up, my mother and I worked together and did follow that church on Sunday, wash on Monday and iron on Tuesday and so on. It was a system that worked but for the most part gradually went away. Now I am pretty proud of myself if I simply get all those things finished at some time during my work week. So, it is not so surprising that I called it "The way We Were" The table below with the quilts will hold my portfolio during the show. A good way to share my work and keep it safe as well. Best wishes to you all.

4 comments:

vintagefindings@me.com said...

OMG!! Such a lovely booth. I sure with I were there to stop by for support or even for a piece of chocolate :-)

Karen

Kathy said...

Love the booth. I too wish I was there. I am so proud of you Nadine. You are so talented. And people still iron?

Purple Pam said...

What a nice booth display. I remember that Jan Patek pattern. Mine is still not finished.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

The booth was great! Mom rocks and her work is so pretty. No, I have seen no evidence that the next generation sitting in my classroom knows how to iron. It is a lost art.