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Whirlwind Weeks

Does it seem like time is moving faster than ever before? I suppose it is because my life is so very full — and rewarding! Time to get back in here and post what has been happening lately.

We had a wonderful Harvest of Colors, Quilt Show, at the Earl Warren Show Grounds, in Santa Barbara. I did quite well as a merchant, for my first time out. I had positive feedback on my quilts, patterns and kits. The most popular was my ‘Made in Santa Barbara’ cd pattern. It won a ‘Judges Choice’ ribbon in 2008 and now I have a pattern to share with others. Here’s photos to illustrate.

Kristin O Quilts booth at ‘Harvest of Colors.’

Another shot of our booth at Harvest of Colors Quilt Show. Jibberish Designs on the right wall, mine on the left and Roxanne’s table up front.

Fibervision, our art quilt group, mounted an exhibition at the Quilt Show, too. I had a gallery piece up, ‘Moon Over the Mountain Cabin’ and several smaller pieces and items in the attached boutique. We had great response from viewers and I understand the boutique sales also went well.

Here’s some of the handcrafted boutique items on display at our Fibervision exhibit at the Quilt Show. I have five items in this photo, the colorful pieces on the easels.

Fibervision boutique close-up.

I also won a First Place ribbon for my show entry, ‘Square Peg. Round Hole!’ I had entered it in the ‘Innovative’ category, but apparently, there were not enough quilts in that group, so it was moved to the ‘Small Traditional’ category, since it was based on a log cabin construction.

HereI am with my winning quilt. I posted another copy of this quilt in my first blog entry, ‘Countdown!’

Thank you to all the volunteers who made the Coastal Quilters Harvest of Colors Show a success. Also, thanks to all the other participants and exhibitors for the high quality of work shown. It’s a great group to be seen among.

Immediately after the show, my husband and I left for a week to Portland to visit our daughter and other family. We had the best weather and the best vacation. On our return within the next three days – I hosted my satellite group, hosted a house concert/potluck for The Syncopaths; a bluegrass band; and on Saturday night, heard Jake Shimabukuro at the LIbbey Bowl in Ojai – thus the whirlwind!

I’m working on new ideas in my current Collage Class at Adult Ed – pictures soon!

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Count Down!

Square Peg. Round Hole.

I’m counting down the days to the ‘Harvest of Colors Members Showcase’ for the Coastal Quilters of Santa Barbara and Goleta – a mouthful! I’m launching my quilt patterns and kits under the name Kristin O Quilts at that show. I’m very excited to be sharing a booth with Irelle Beatty, http://www.jibberishdesigns.com and Cathe Hedrick of Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats.com. Also showing work in the exhibition as an individual entry, “Square Peg. Round Hole;’ in a group entry ‘No Rules!’ and in the Special Exhibition of Fibervision, Art Quilt Group with ‘Moon Over the Mountain Cabin’ and boutique items – a plateful! TWELVE DAYS!

Got more work to do….Later.