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Sewing and Speaking

It’s Show and Tell Monday! Ok, it’s not, it’s just Monday. But, today is letter S for the A to Z challenge.

Okay, it’s not even Monday, it’s Wednesday. The post was ready, except for a picture on Monday. Still no picture, but a post of words is better than nothing. Right?

I’ve been a little (sometimes I am a master at understatement) behind on the blog challenges.  Last week I almost forgot I had a blog, much less a couple of challenges.

What in the world could make me forget something like my blog?

A speech contest. Speech contest begins with “S”, so I’m good. Right?

Sure, speech contest begins with “S,” but what does it have to do with quilts?

Well, the speech was about a quilt. Sort of. In the speech I compared our lives to quilts. To further illustrate the point I made a “quilt” to use as a prop.

I spent last week sewing, and speaking, giving practice speeches wherever and whenever possible including speaking to the dog. Poor baby. This week though, I’m back on track trying to accomplish too many things in too short of time. It was a fun week though. Too bad it didn’t end with a win.

Oh well, there’s always the next contest.

That was Monday. This is Wednesday. Shortly after writing that post and before I could take the picture of the quilt the stomach flu bug found and attacked me. No pictures, no posting, no writing. Just sick.

Better now, and future posts will, with luck, appear on schedule. 🙂 Hope the “bugs” haven’t attacked anyone else.

A Taste of Stillwater OK Quilt Show

Saturdays are for showing and sharing as this blog gradually get revamped. Today is quilt show day, I’ll be attending two shows and am sharing pictures from a quilt show I attended earlier this summer.

These Oklahoma State Quilts were done by different quilters all have interesting stories, unfortunately right now I can’t make heads or tails of my notes. That’s what happens when the photos and notes aren’t immediately transferred to the computer.  In the meantime enjoy these quilts made in the colors and with the emblems of Oklahoma State University, The college of Oklahoma.

 

Also, on display at Stillwater were these art quilts which caught my attention. Normally, I spend a few minutes looking at art quilts, because while they are pretty, and I admire the work and vision of the quilters, they aren’t something I have a desire to make. This small quilt series, by Jan Holzbauer fascinated me though. Luckily, I was able to meet and talk to her. More about these quilts in a later post, but for now I’ll share two of them with you.

Aren’t they all fabulous? I’m off to visit two quilt shows today. With any luck, there’ll be enough energy left at the end of the day to come back and post recent pictures with descriptions.  Next week, will be more photos from the Stillwater Quilt show, with descriptions.

Have a great weekend. Do you have quilting or writing plans?