Friday, May 6, 2016


This week is the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City. I was excited to attend, the Inspired by the Beatles exhibit was going to be there. Since I have a piece in the exhibit and I have not yet been able to see the quilts in a show, I made sure to go to the show this year. I volunteered to white glove in the Beatles area on the opening day.

Twist and Shout, upper middle quilt

It was very exciting to see Twist and Shout hanging with all the other wonderful pieces from this group!

Up the nose selfie
A bit better selfie
I tried to take a selfie with my quilt. Hmm, my selfie skills leave a lot to be desired. I tend to try and look up into the camera and end up showing off my nostrils. Then I try to over correct. Still not good. About that time a friend stopped by and offered to take a photo for me.

Much Better!

So much better!  Thanks Cindy!

Helen and her Cathedral Windows
After my volunteer gig I hooked up with my friend Helen.  We wandered the show and I did not take many photographs, but did take one of her with her Cathedral Windows quilt. My former group in the Salt Lake area had a display and her quilt was with those.  Along with my other friend, Lisa.

Two of Lisa's pieces
On the right is Andrea's wonderful piece from a guild challenge a few years ago, Make a banner. The middle and left are Lisa's quilts.  She had told me that she was submitting Takeaway and SWR (Sylvia was right) to the show. The one on the right is SWR.

Not Takeaway
But the one in the middle is not Takeaway. She had gifted me Takeaway for a birthday a couple of years ago. Last summer she was presenting a trunk show and I had lent back to her several art quilts that she had given me. She still has them (too long a story).

This is Takeaway
This photo is from her blog, this IS Takeaway!  The name came about because she had made it with the intention of giving it to me and then the surface design group was having a show at a gallery and she needed something to hang in the show. And it needed to be available for sale. So she Took Away the quilt from me! Lucky for me it did not sell during the exhibit and I was able to take it back. It had been hanging in my studio until I lent it back to her last summer. I hope she gets a kick out of this, but I can't harass her about it, she is in the midst of her son's wedding this week.  

This is my off the wall and  finished Friday post for this week. And Emily's Moving forward Monday!


  1. This is what happens when you don't put a label on your quilts! hahaha Thanks for taking photos of the quilts. Andrea's piece looks great next to mine. They go together well. I really like how they hung them! I wish I had been able to go and see all of the Beatle's quilts. Love your selfies. :D

  2. I'm horrible at selfies myself. Love your Twist and Shout quilt. So sorry I missed the show this year. Just not enough hours in the day.

  3. Lucky Take Away didn't get taken away from you. It's great. But your Twist and Shout and amazing. How fun to get to see your quilt in a show! Congratulations.

  4. Your blog is filled with fun and the obvious generosity as well as talent that you share with others. A fun quilt show and many, many great projects and gifts. Some you may or may not get back eventually....ha!


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