Thursday, March 23, 2017

Quiltfest Day 3

Hey y'all! Still rolling right along. Sorry, I haven't gotten pics up yet, I haven't sat still long enough to do much blogging. I'm posting this one from my phone. When I use the laptop, I'm using WiFi and that's at the LeConte Center. Anyway, you don't want to hear about my difficulties.

Our whole gang met up for lunch at the Old Mill restaurant today. There were 8 of us all together including Amy's husband Scott. She managed to get him here for Quiltfest and even to the show. An early shout out to him as tomorrow is his birthday. Happy Birthday Scott!  After lunch we were back at the show having a blast, shopping and trying out a long arm. The Bernina was sweet. I've got lots of great pics to share, just not sure how to embed them on the phone. I'll have them soon though.

This evening, Jackie and I had a great class with Donna Thomas. Our friend Lorry was in there too!  We made a sweet protect, Split Geese.

Well, my wee little bed is calling my name as 5:30 will come early. We have to be on the road by 7:00 so we can be ready for class with Amy and Carmen.

Until next time, quilt on!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Quiltfest Day 2

Hey ya'll from a slightly chilly Pigeon Forge.  Today has been a whirlwind of a day.  Jackie and I boarded the bus at 9 am for a bus tour of historical churches in Sevier County.  Maria Holloway of Holloway's Home in Cosby designed a fabric panel of 12 historical churches in Sevier County.  The awesome folks here at Mountain Quiltfest designed a bus tour of these church, splitting them into 2-6 church tours.  We took the first tour this morning.  We visited each church, going inside most.  We even sang and prayed in a few of them.  We had a great lunch at the Bush Beans Cafe.  The tour was narrated by Kathy Gwinn who gave us great history, not only of the churches, but the surrounding areas and their quilts!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Quiltfest Day 1

Hey ya'll.  Quiltfest 2017 is finally here!  I arrived to my friend Jackie's place in Dandridge yesterday.  Douglas Lake is filling up fast and is looking great.  After the start to a hectic day, I did have one bright spot when my second meeting was cancelled.  That freed up some time so that I could get going!