"Antique Quilts are hugs from the past" They are my passion, fact is I AM A QUILT-A-HOLIC AND PROUD OF IT. If you want to e-mail me it is quiltladyIII@aol.com and please do leave a comment. Also check out my Flickr account - http://www.flickr.com/photos/delainegatelyquilts/

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pacific International Quilt Festival

The excitement is over I had four pieces juried into PIQF in Santa Clara this year, it is like being one of the teams at the Rose Bowl only one wins the other ones claim to fame is being the looser, that's me.  But oh the thrill of being chosen and the excitement of waiting to hear wow, this year was so exciting with four in the running anyway as you probably guessed My quilts did not make it.  I'm not sure I will ever enter again, my nerves just did a number on me, I got so excited waiting, I felt like a kid waiting for Santa.
That is no way to be at my age, I should be calm and self assured, right, well not this kid the whole process aged me, my great anticipation over whelmed me, I was a wreck, but it was fun I confess even if I did not win I got to go to the game. Looking at the winners from last year, I admit mine are primitive and details are not strong but I made it to the  game yahoo.
Coat of Many Colors
there is a dress belt and hat also

Monday, October 21, 2013

In the Company of Beautiful Women

Today was one of those days, I met with a group of woman who share the love of quilts, mainly vintage quilts and any other kind for that matter.  Where were we well PLU one of the meeting rooms and we had a bed turning and discussion on the what where and whys of each lovely quilt.  They were not all show stoppers but each one held something of interest for us to ponder. We are starting a Western Washington branch of the American Quilt Study Group, we are not official as of yet but there was a great deal of interest in starting a group that meets 3 or 4 times a year and together we will make a ripple in Washington's antique quilt history  I'm not sure which way our group will go but it is so exciting sharing stories and our quilts I know it is going to be a worth while venture and we will make a difference in the field of quilt history for Washington state.

There is so much to learn and share each lady brings with her a special skill or interest that will expand all of our knowledge about quilts we will learn from each other and grow.
Thank you Susan, Karen
 and Joy for facilitating the group you are making a difference.


Edmonds Ferry to Kingston

Edmonds Ferry to Kingston