Susan McBride Gilgen
2012 International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
|2012 Sewing & Stitchery Expo|
Lobby, Aladdin Holiday Inn
Kansas City, MO
This spring International Quilt Market, wholesale fabric and quilt supplies show, took place in Kansas City, MO. Staying at the Aladdin Holiday Inn was a treat. I especially loved their lobby with the beautiful over sized orange red glass perched upon a circular sofa flanked by regal pillars glowing with gold detail. The vaulted lobby ceiling was outstanding. This little boutique hotel restored its original art deco ambiance with a touch of vintage charm. The Aladdin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was easy walking distance to Quilt Market.
Pieced by Anita Marsh, Quilted by Dan Kolbe
Meandering through quilt festivals is always a pleasure when traveling. This summer my community had their second annual quilt festival. The weather cooperated and the quilts were special. This quilt caught my eye reminding me of modern quilts which are so popular now. Anita found the pattern at her local quilt shop, Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe, and used batiks from her stash. It is always good to support your local shops, and yes, Prairie Stitches does carry SCHMETZ needles.
Shopping at Haberman Fabrics
2012 American Sewing Expo, Novi, MI
Staying with the autumn color theme, especially orange, you are looking at my next sewing project - beautiful nubby wool to be made into a jacket. Plus I found a delightful orange paisley jersey knit with a touch of turq for a companion blouse, or if I am lucky a Magic Bias Dress. Soon I will find out as this is my Thanksgiving sewing project.
On this day of Thanksgiving, enjoy your family and friends. Share your love of sewing.