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Austin: Quilts, Friends, Food and Fun

26 Feb

I spent last Thursday-Sunday in Austin for Quiltcon and some visiting with dear friends.  After a very long day of travel cancellations and delays on Thursday, I made it to Austin in the evening.  I was up bright and early the next morning to get myself to Quiltcon.  It was delightful. Here are just a few pictures:

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Friday evening I had dinner with my friend Ann and my new friend Tracy. BBQ in Austin is a thing of beauty.  Saturday morning I volunteered to help at Quiltcon and had a lovely time chatting with this fellow volunteer http://catherineredford.com/blog/ between taking tickets and stamping hands.

Then I was off to meet up with some long time, long distance friends. We ate, took some pictures, window shopped and then ate some more.

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Back to the hotel for some much needed sleep, and then up again to go eat some more.

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I also got to give two of my friends some little prezzies I had made. I still owe some, but they are the kind of friends that don’t mind.

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Next adventure: The Monte Vista Crane Festival with the family in two weeks time.  Between now and then, I hope to get a couple of quilt tops quilted and bound and some smaller projects finished.

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Fabric organization and a cute little bag

19 Feb

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I ran across the idea of using comic book boards to create mini bolts of fabric for organization. I am in love!

http://www.amazon.com/BCW-Current-Comic-Backing-Boards/dp/B002SB3786

I am making a couple of little bags for gifts for the friends I will be seeing in Austin this weekend. Here is the first one:

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Pattern by Noodlehead: http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/06/open-wide-zippered-pouch-diy-tutorial.html

Off to Austin on Thursday!! QuiltCon, old and new friends, eating, drinking and general merry making! http://www.quiltcon.com/