Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dekalb County Quilters' Guild Quilt Show

A sampling of quilts from last weekends quilt show: Dekalb County Quilters' Guild Quilt Show in Sycamore, Illinois.

Soft colors
I loved this quilt! It was titled "Social Networking." There is a closeup of the fabric below.
Fabric from above quilt.
I'm very much beginning to like the whole red/black/white look. This quilt was cool!
Antique quilt from 1910.
Another antique beauty
Antique quilt made by Great-Gramma Henning
Great colors--perfectly executed.
This quilt and the one below are the same patterns...different effects.

DeKalb Corn Country! Detailed images below.

Black/white with a touch of red. What you can't see it that some of the fabrics in most of the trees have dogs or cats on them! Nicely done! 
WOW ...
...and WOW!

As always I met and talked with so many interesting people:

Karen, a librarian from Minnesota, who refurbishes and sells and sews on old sewing machines

Nancy Baker, a life coach, a creative person and writer

I love when Chix That Stitch is at the same show. Judy is such a great person and I'm honored to call her a friend! She sells incredible hand knit items and jewelry and creates personal charm necklaces on the spot. A MUST SEE!

I was thrilled when the keynote speaker entered my booth and asked if I could do a guild talk for her guild in 2016. Meet Janette Dwyer owner of more than 200 quilts and quilt tops that date from the 1880's to present day. She also appraises quilts. Awesome woman, so fun to meet her.
I wrote down the info on this woman but can't fine it! She runs a Bunco Night for Breast Cancer so I donated a book to be included in a raffle basket. Sorry I don't have more details. If I locate my notes, I'll post more info about the event.
This was fun. The guild gave every vendor their own ribbon to award. This colorful crazy type quilt got my vote and ribbon!
I've vended with Val in Stitches from Racine, Wisconsin, at the last two shows I've done. Nice woman, great purses--all her own design.
First time meeting Rhonda of Rag Spun Studio, Brandon, Wisconsin. Wonderful woman ... check out her fabulous items.
As always...The Bunco Club Series was for sale

I have the current weekend away from the quilt show circuit and have been working on Book 3. As much as I enjoy going to the shows, meeting wonderful quilters and readers, and seeing phenomenal quilts it has been very nice to get back into the groove of writing every day. The story of Marge and Beth is moving along nicely and I think you'll all enjoy the continuation of The Bunco Club.

Next weekend, Sat-Sun, October 25-26, 2014, I'll be back in my old stomping ground and home turf of Chicago's north suburbs. I'd love to see any of my old-time peeps that can make it to the show. Come on by my booth, say HI, and maybe take a walk down memory lane together!
I'll be vending at:
Northern Lake County Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center
2007 Civic Center Way 
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Peace to all and thanks for looking, Karen


  1. Thank you for the Chix That Stitch shout out and picture! Looking forward to spending another weekend with you this weekend! Love the photos you took of all the quilts! I missed many of the ones you got!

    1. Looking forward to seeing you too. Hoping our booths are close together =)

  2. Thanks for the pictures. I missed this one, since I was at a family reunion. Missed you at the Prairie Star quilt show this past weekend. Hope you got lots written.

    1. Thanks Cheryl. I heard the Prairie Star show was really good. Don't know how that one slipped past me! Yes, I did A LOT of writing so it's all good. One more show this weekend and I'll be able to focus on finishing Book 3!

  3. Well Hello Again! Glassquilt here! How cool to see our picture included here in your post. I started your first book last night and had to contact you today to let you know how much I LOVE it. Sometimes it takes awhile to get into a book, but this one I loved right away. So PLEASE keep writing because after I read these first two I'll be ready for the next - and next - and so on. It was great to meet you - you are a doll! And thanks for the great entertainment.

    1. Hi Glassquilt--so glad you are enjoying the book and that you're happy to be part of my blog post! How fun to meet you in Sycamore...thanks for the kind words =) Happy stitching!