Oh, the inspiration! I’m drowning in it! What better way to go, huh?
Last Saturday, the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, MO, hosted Dawn Heese from Linen Closet Designs for a workshop and trunk show. She showed all the latest projects from her new book, and the quilts from all her new patterns that she just debuted at Market in October. So wonderful — beautiful quilt after beautiful quilt — the inspiration was overwhelming.
I already have Dawn’s new book . . .
. . . but I wanted this pattern, so that’s what I got. It’s made from a layer cake! Yummy! Now to choose the perfect layer cake . . . it’ll tear me up to shop, don’t you know?
And then last night, the Pecan Valley Quilt Guild hosted Edie McGinnis, Kansas City Star editor and author, for a trunk show of her fabulous quilts. She really entertained us. I lost count of how many quilts she showed us, but we could have sat there all night and just let her keep showing and talking. What a fantastic collection of quilts she displayed!
I already have a couple of Edie’s books, but naturally, I had to buy another one. Here’s the one I got — inspired by the quilt she’s showing above. I already have plans . . . because I need to start a few more projects, right?
Here’s another one I might have to do:
Actually, I’m invited to a very special retreat this weekend. Maybe if I hurry and put some things together and do some cutting, I can whip up an entire new quilt over the weekend. Any bets?
Dawn is also a Kansas City Star author, so if you’re interested in books from either of these fabulous ladies, you can shop here: Pickledish.com. Dawn’s individual patterns are available on her website HERE.