Thursday, November 11, 2010

IQF Day 4

Friday began with demoing free motion quilting and promoting my new DVD; Design, Paint & Stitch in Open Studios.

Art quilter, blog friend and fellow art school college alumni Kristin LaFlamme stopped by to say hello with her daughter Katja.

Me, Melly and Australian art quilter Sue Dennis after Melly's lecture on inspiration.

In the evening we had a dinner with many of the artists who participated in the Beneath the Surface exhibit.

I believe this is about the time I began describing my experience with middle age dating in the new millennium, I think the best option is to find lots of humor in it.

Sarah Ann Smith, Deborah Boschert and Linda T. Minton

 Frances Holiday Alford, Rachel Perris and Jamie Fingal

 Jane LaFazio and her friend Paula Elliott, Sarah Ann Smith, Deborah Boschert, Linda T. Minton

Nina and Me

Spooning with Friends

What can I say, we are a group of women with many talents. One that is sort of becoming tradition at festival is hanging spoons off our noses at dinner.

 Leslie Jenisen

Melly Testa

 Melly and Jamie Fingal getting ready to spoon in the Hilton bar.



Quilting Arts editor Helen Gregory showed her talent by hanging a spoon on her chin.

Pokey, is a novice at this, but I am sure by next festival she will have mastered this new skill and will be weilding a spoon just as well as a rotary cutter.


  1. Looks like you were having fun! But remember, to be in full battle gear when wearing your spoon, you must also wear your napkin as a bandanna around your forehead.

  2. Oh Laura you are so right, I will have to remember that!

  3. I think you should also be required to take your wine glass and suck enough air out that you can slide it down and have it stick to your chin.

  4. Is having that much fun legal?

    Hugz (still grinning loudly)

  5. Thank you for sharing your photos! It looks like y'all had a wonderful time. And you are right....middle age dating requires a great sense of humor!

  6. It was great meeting you in person. And now I think I'm going to have to improve my spoon dangling skills in case I get accosted by any of your gang next year in Houston!


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