Monday, June 6, 2011

I set-up, I shopped, I succeeded, I succumbed...

 You all probably thought I had fallen off the face of the earth



It was quilt show weekend

and I got sucked in!!!

The week (and weekend) was a cyclone of activity!!!!!

After I finished all the projects that I had registered for the show,
they had to all be labeled appropriately, 
packaged up in separate pillowcases
and dropped off at the appointed time on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, I helped transcribe for the judge 
(a most enlightening activity... I recommend that if you have the chance to try it, do!)
and assisted other members with moving the quilts around during judging

Friday, I spent a good part of the day helping with set-up at our venue..
Quilt show set-up day

and my sister and nephew arrived that night from my homeland
so they could come to the show (thanks Barb and Kev for coming! ).

But the weekend....

it was a blast!!!!

I shopped at the silent auction!!!

I bought this out-of-print book for a song!

I bought this book at silent auction

won these goodies at a bargain price!!

Won in silent auction for $9!

and won these too (couldn't pass up this collection of samples and fabric)!!

Won in silent auction for $12!

Of course, I also did a bit of vendor shopping...

some more Aurifil threads (which I love!)...

I bought some Aurifil thread on sale at the quilt show

and a bunch of goodies from my new favorite shop, Waterwheel House Quilt Shop ...

Goodies I bought at the quilt show

... a shout-out to my new BFF, Shelley, the owner... 
Hi Shelley!!!

And my quilts were scattered among the gorgeous display 200+ works of art...

My A Prickly Project...


My GEE'S whiz! i BEND wanting a quilt like this. Thanks Row 10. quilt...

Lisa Filion (me): GEE'S whiz! i BEND wanting a quilt like this! Thanks Row 10.

(which was selected by my new fave shop for their Vendor's Choice ribbon!)

My Along Our River quilt...

Along the River Challenge
(as part of the "Along the River" Challenge... more photos to come soon!)

My Running in Circles quilt...

Lisa Filion (me): Running in Circles

My Black and White quilt...


(which won third prize in the Polly Briwa Challenge 
{a log cabin challenge set up in memory of a late guild member}, wallhanging category!!!!)

my Planting Hope quilt...


(which won second place in machine pieced, small quilt,
quilted on home machine category!!!!)

And the aftermath of the cyclone, you ask??!

You guessed it!!!!

It settled down right here...

the aftermath

and here...

the aftermath

and it landed me right here!

Me on the floor

(back soon with loads more photos of the quilt show!)