So, here we go...
a capsulized version of a life-changing experience for a quilt lover:
|Glenna, Karen, and Sandy ready to roll.|
|About day four or five we ran into this fun photo op.|
Some random photos:
|Hancock's of Paducah. Are we in heaven?|
|Opening Night at the National Quilt Museum. Fabulous quilts and wonderful food--the perfect combination!|
|Lisa Bonnegan owner of Primitive Gatherings, Sandy, Karen, and Teresa|
|Sandy and Karen with Ricky Tims!!!|
|I met Kat from Studiokat Designs! She designs such fabulous bags! I've been following her on Facebook and it was great to meet her...what a nice person.|
|With author Marie Bostwick...her hair is gorgeous by the way!|
Block a Day for a year--What was I thinking! I really do like it and have started the first few blocks...so I am officially only five (soon to be six) months behind. YIKES!
I fell in love with this. Standing in the vendor's booth, I was transfixed by this modern table runner. I have plans to modify it into a large quilt, and have been working on it a bit since I got home. So far I'm pleased with the results. I'll post more when there is something to show.
A friend of mine, Rosemary Keblusek, had her quilt shown at Paducah!
And then there was The Ricky Tims Show!
Wow--what a fun surprise! We had no idea what to expect but it ended up being entertaining, inspirational, and fantastic! I'm now a HUGE fan of Ricky's--Wow, is he ever creative!
And Finally, as I often say, it's all about the hair.
I have been growing my hair out for over a year. Images of long-flowing, bright-white hair crowded my creative mind. A child of the sixties...I would let my 'old lady' freak-flag fly! I would be able to style my hair into a fabulous up-do, pull it into a ponytail, or simply wear it straight. Well, after a year-plus of struggling through ugly-staged hair, I was nowhere near any of those stylish scenarios of which I dreamed.
I saw so many wonderful hair styles on white haired quilters that I decided then and there to go short again! Before we left Paducah on Saturday I called my stylist and made an appointment for Tuesday.
Flipping through photos on my phone Louise and I decided to do a 'medium' cut. At first I liked it but after almost a month I'm ready to go shorter still.
Here is my hair diary for those that might be interested for some strange reason:
|Here I am with Kat. UGH, look at my hair...I need HELP!|
|A cute cut, but the addition of color is soooo me.|
|Now we're talkin'. This is an updated version of how I used to wear my hair for years.|
|This is just plain cute, but not sure it would translate onto this old body!|
|And here's an unflattering selfie after my haircut back from Paducah.|
What will tomorrow bring at the salon?
Okay, enough with the self-serving hair phobia stories...Here are just a few of the Quilty beauties from Paducah. Note: Photos were not allowed in the Quilt Museum.
Excuse the length of this post. I had a lot to say/show about my first Paducah experience and I can see where it will easily take months before the glow wears off.
I hope you've enjoyed my random musings from my first visit to Quilt Week!