Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Trends- EE Schencks

Lynn and Mary attended Spring Trends in Portland this past week-end.  We met a few 'new' people who happen to be quilt book Authors and Teachers.  It was a fun week-end to get-away!
Friday was Shopping in the Warehouse Day and Guest Speaker- Carrie Hargraves.

 Carrie is the Daughter of Harriet Hargraves a well-known Quilter.  Carrie is the Author of the "Quilter's Academy" series Books that they use to teach "precision" quilting at Boot Camps at the Store in Colorado.
She brought quilts that she made while writing the Quilter's Academy Books.

We enjoyed visiting with Pepper Cory and seeing her "Sashiko".  Lynn took several of the Make and Take classes at the Vendors.  Mary got to observe a couple and we learned some new tricks.

 We stayed in the Red Lion at the Quay in Vancouver.  The first night we were tried of traveling so we ate during "happy hour' in the lounge. The food was plenty for our Dinner two nights while there.  Back in the room we Sewed on the project we have been working on for a while.  

Here is Lynn with the Applique part of the Quilt made from the "Accuquilt" cuttings.  They are fused on the fabric. We have collected scraps and pieces from Linda Pumphreys at her Go Cutter Booth at Trends the past few times we attended.   Linda was in Lancaster PA show so we got to meet and learn more about the Go cutter from Tammy.
Tammy and Lynn with "Trendy Dots"

Mary was the designated sewist on this project again.  There just wasn't room in the hotel for both sewing tables.  We had to ask for an extra chair so we could both sit and work on the project. Lynn will Quilt it on her Long arm of course!
Mary and Lynn with "Trendy Dots"

"Trendy Dots"
The finished top of the Quilt.

 This is the Quilt made by our friendly Door Prize Caller at Trends- he also mans the Batting booth at Trends.  The pattern is currently found in the "Quilt" Magazine.  Here he is pictured with the lady who quilted it for him.  It is more stunning in person!  We had to search through 4 stores to find the magazine so we could get his "autograph" -- He's 'famous' now you know!

 The only part that wasn't fun was the weather.  We saw all kinds of it!  We were so happy to finally see blue skies and a hint of sun in the distance as we headed home Sunday night.


  1. Trendy Dots is oh, sew cute!!! I love the vine. Very clever! You 2 always have such fun!

  2. I like that Trendy Dots quilt. I'm sure you could use the applique part as a table runner too. Cute!


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