Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Huddart Park

Lance and I went hiking (and Geocaching ) at Huddart Park in Woodside over the weekend. It was a beautiful day in a beautiful park. The trails are endless. We will definitely be going back there. Here are some pictures that I took while hiking.

What is Geocaching? Here's a recent article, but I'll post about it soon!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Santa Clara Valley Quilt Show 2007

Lance and I went to the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Show over the weekend. It was kind of a compromise that he would go with me to the show and then we'd do something he wanted to do. It worked out very nicely, and I had a photographer with me, too! The picture above is of a quilt that was made by a woman who took the same Paula Nadelstern class that I did. I believe she was the only person in the class who did not use a "Paula Nadelstern" designed fabric. It was something that she had in her stash that happened to work for the project being taught. I was amazed to see it at the show, MUCH bigger than the class project, and completely finished. The class was in March and it was a very time consuming process. But there is was, and it was beautiful. I am holding up the corner to better show the fabric that was used for the piecing on the front (think Stack and Whack type piecing). Unfortunately, the tie-died backing of the quilt behind it kind of draws the eye away, but try to ignore that.

It was a really nice show. I got lots of goodies from the vendors, and I even won one of the door prizes! I'll have to remember to goto their next show. I believe they have a show every two years.

Click HERE to view a photo show of all of the pictures that we took.

Friday, May 04, 2007

2007 AQS Best of Show

Above is the 2007 Best of Show winner at the AQS show that just concluded in Paducah. It is called "Flower of Life" and was made by Sharon Shamber. She is the only person ever to have won the Best of Show title for two consecutive years. I LOVE THIS QUILT. I have been trying to find a really good picture of it, but not many are out there yet, as the winner was just announced last week. I "borrowed" this pic from The Quilt Show's blog. In my search for a good picture, I stumbled across a blog called Patsy's Ponderings, published by Patsy Terrell. Not only was she at the show, but apparently she was able to interview Sharon Shamber as well. She has a very in depth post regarding this quilt and quilter with lots of photos of both. Please take a look -- the back of the quilt is as gorgeous as the front. Oh, and check out the edging!