And because you need to see just a BIT more of the open house... this last posts shares some photos of the other people doing demos!
This is the view to the demo area I was in. There were more people to the left..the on the right on the other side of the curtain.
Orion Burns, who is Eleanor Burns son and mostly manages the store and does video... was on one side.... I think ALL the quilters love chatting with him! Find him at 'Quilt in a Day'
On my other side was my good friend Linda Franz. She is AMAZING! She writes the most wonderful books with loads of directions. Lots of hand piecing but there is so much more to it than that. Linda is a story teller, so each book,and her website, is a story waiting to be told. Visit Linda's site HERE
And my new really good friend McKenna Ryan. She had tons of her quilts on display, which was SUCH a treat! She traveled to the event with her daughter, who is so sweet (she is 11 and they took her to the zoo the day of the open house!)
some of McKenna's work.
and I was able to look at her display the whole day.. I want to make the fat fish at the bottom!
And her website http://www.pineneedles.com/index.asp
I also got to catch up with Jan of Country Appliques. Her work was some of the first that inspired me to design! I had dinner next to her and her husband the first night. If you have been missing her work it is because she 'retired' and is now 'unretired'!! She just MISSED it all! (yeah us!). I want that snowman!! And I want the FABRIC .. hehe!
and some goodies I picked up... sales samples... woot woot for me!
This was just a sprinkling of who was there... if you are a shop owner you really should come next year. With the demos and the classes the day before, it is a learning experience.