Next, it was off to Kearney to help mom settle in to her new quilt shop. We had spent all of Memorial Day weekend moving her stuff just two doors down the street on the bricks in Kearney, and getting everything in order to reopen, all in the span of 4 days. Not an easy task, but well worth it because the new shop has much better lighting and several aspects made it a wise change.
On the 8th of June, several friends and I headed off to Creston, IA for a five day retreat with a group of about 40 women from both Iowa and Nebraska. We get together once a year for this retreat, and the rest of the year we are looking forward to getting together again! It was so much fun, not so much sleep, and a fair amount of productive sewing:)
Last, but not least, this weekend I am the featured quilter at the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Show in Aurora, NE. I took 22 of my quilts to Aurora on Wednesday, and the lovely ladies from that guild got them all hung and ready for public show which lasted Thursday through Sunday. I spent Friday afternoon hanging out at the show and visiting with anyone who wanted to talk about my quilts. It was a lot of fun, and I was very honored to have been asked. I was even interviewed and photographed for the local paper...must have been a slow new week! LOL! Following are some of my quilts hanging at the show. It was a bit dark for my iPhone to capture some of them, but you get the idea
Madame Butterfly was awarded a blue ribbon at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair.
The Pineapple Blossom quilt to the right is a free downloadable pattern from Bonnie Hunter's website Quiltville.com, and was a really simple quilt to make. I love the end result so much that I have already collected the fabrics in oranges and grays to make another one. Stay tuned for photos of that work in progress.
So, here I am at the end of the month. My goal for the next few days is to quilt as many customer quilts as I can before heading off to Kearney to help my mom! I am also working on a new sample for a class that I am teaching toward the end of July on Eleanor Burn's LeMoyne Star pattern. Its a super easy was to create a quilt that looks very difficult...thanks, Eleanor!
Hope July is a little more relaxing! All this crazy, quilty fun has left me wiped out! I need a vacation...so that I can collect my Row by Row!