At the AQS Paducah show this past April, Frieda and I were stuck in the Artfabrik booth. We “man” the booth, chat with customers, and see little of the show.
But there are advantages to being trapped in one spot. People always know where to find you and they seek you out. Often the Artfabrik booth becomes the Grand Central Station of quilters. Our friends meet up there, update us on their lives, and tell us about all the great things they’ve seen. This is my favorite part of the Paducah experience- seeing friends.
My friend, Ann Fahl, has a new booklet out that you should check out. The booklet is the 3rd in a series about machine stitching for quilt makers. Ann is an award winning quilter so you know she knows what she’s talking about. Appropriately, her new booklet is called Applique Ann’s Way.
Summer Sanctuary (detail) by Ann Fahl
The booklet features 6 of her favorite machine appliqué techniques. Some are traditional and some are free-motion techniques. No matter what experience level you are, you will learn something of value. Ann’s booklet, Applique Ann’s Way, is just $10.
Wanda and me.
What you need is a friend. A friend like Wanda. We met up at my presentation to the Fair City Quilters in Sandwich IL. Wanda and I have not seen each other in months. But she is such a great gal, it was like we had just talked yesterday. Being part of a friendly group like the Fair City Quilters is a good way to build those friendships. I’m hoping you all have pals to chat with too. Join a quilt guild today and you’ll find them!