I've just learned thanks to a reader that I am not allowed to publish photos of the AQS show without the written permission of the quilt maker - sorry. I'll have to read the show booklet more carefully in future.
I apologize to anyone who may be upset by my recent post.
I'll post some of my own projects in a few days.
Last week brought the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show to our area. I had intended to take the bus with guild friends, but plans changed and I went to for a day trip with my guild friend, Pauline. Poor Pauline. More on that later.....
The weather was beautiful and we had a lovely drive through the rolling Pennsylvania countryside to our first stop. Poole Forge, which is a historical home site and had about 70 quilts on display. Here are a few:
Now on to the big show. It was held in a new convention center which was bright and beautiful. Some of the quilts are hard to see in full view because of the angles of the display, but not much we can do there. I think it was a great first year and it will gain momentum now that it is affiliated with AQS.
Poor Pauline --
After the show I stopped for gas at a roadside Sunoco. The pumps were crowded and I had to pull around a couple for an open pump. After struggling with the nozzle, I realized I inadvertently pumped 3 gallons of diesel fuel into my tank. Oooops.
In New Jersey, we are not allowed by law to pump our own gas. In the Mid-west, diesel pumps are in a separate location. In PA, you better know the &*@# you are doing.
After being stranded for 4 hours, making dozens of calls, 4 different tow trucks were dispatched, and finally we were moved to a hotel. We enjoyed a much needed glass of wine and a free toothbrush. In the morning the 5th tow truck took us to the dealer. We were released form there at around 3pm.
3 gallons of toxic fuel; $10.00
dozens of calls for help; 1 dead iphone
1 non-AAA tow truck, $27.00
1 unexpected overnight hotel room; $150.00
Dealership repair bill; $400.00
A friend who laughed and supported me the whole time?
Thanks Pauline - and beware the diesel pumps!