Wendy Richardson, Artist/Owner
Here is Wendy holding up my purchase.....
I don't have a project in mind yet but I know they were so unique that I could not pass them up....nor could I pass up the opportunity to support a fine artist.
Now on to the next booth that I could not resist:
Jamie Malden, Owner
I didn't get photos of the Fern Hill Booth....but here is my purchase.
I could not resist this panel from Fern Hill . The panel is Daydreams by Stephanie Brandenburg. It came with all 4 flowers and I bought three coordinating pieces too. I have not seen any fabric this bold and beautiful on this scale before...so I was very excited :)
Judy GulaLiz Kettle. This is a great photo of Lois Grabowski with Liz Kettle....Liz is one of her idols.
Liz has co-authored two books, Threads, The basics & beyond, and Fabric Embellishing, The basics & Beyond. I have blogged about Liz before and I have told folks how talented she is and how
great excellent both books are. So you know I cracked up when I saw Lois' blog post about Threads. She was so excited and went on and on about how good it is. I must say I did take the pleasure of e-mailing her and saying...."I told ya so!" I could not help it....besides...we are friends so she could take the ribbing.
These were my purchases from Artistic Artifacts....some Aboriginal fabric and some fun silk wisps or what ever you call them for embellishing and textile arts.
I have some splanin' to do about this here little packet. Remember when I said I'll never do another challenge again? Well all I have to say is "Never Say Never" as long as you live....cuz I'm doing an Art Quilt Challenge sponsored by Artistic Artifacts and Moonlighting Quilts. I told Lois if she would do it then I would do it. We signed the little agreement and took our packets. "What does Power Suit Mean to you?" is the theme.
Now all of this would be managable....EXCEPT for one small detail......the next day we go back to Judy's booth and who is standing there accepting a challenge packet? Take one guess? It was none other than Pokey Bolton the editor of Quilting Arts Magazine (the only magazine I subscribe to...by the way). Tell me I'm not feeling sick. I hope their are categories of the challenge....like idiot....that one would be for me :)
I really had a great time with Lois and I got the opportunity to meet so many other quilters and bloggers....more on that soon.