Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Whirlwind Trip

A get away is always good for the soul.  Thank you to Ellen and all the members of The Village Quilters in Lake Bluff/Lake Forest who came out for my lecture.  You have a wonderful and welcoming guild.

I met with friends to visited the Civil War quilts at the Illinois State Museum in Lockport.  Click here for details, it is a wonderful exhibit.  Small, but choice.

Here is my favorite.  I'd love to make one like this with one of those beautiful big floral prints.


We went to the International Quilt Festival.

What a fun surprise!  I finally met Jan and Vicki.  I've been following "What a Load a Scrap" and all their adventures for years.  Can I just say that are the most delightful and friendly ladies I've met!


Here is Mary's guest room made up for my short stay.  She called it "The Eagle Has Landed" - perfection!


Two Fabulous eagle quilts!

 

Thanks Mary, you sure treat me good.


I snuck in a short visit with my High School buddies - The Champagne Girls.  We went to the Botanical Gardens.  The gardens were stunning and we saw 3 brides.  We added a summer flute to our 28 year collection.  Thanks to Joan!

 
Finally, I had one of my absolutely favorite meals -


Have a great week.  Hope you are finding a little time for sewing during these long summer days.


24 comments:

  1. Looks like the perfect trip! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So jealous you got to go to the show! Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip. Now your favorite meal looks delicious but oh, the heartburn.

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  3. What a fun trip, with lots of quilty things and great friends. Mary's eagle quilts are stunning. What a fun opportunity to meet blogging friends as well. Love the Chicago dog!

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  4. What a great picture of you and Mary. She sure knows how to treat a guest (best friend)! I had many memorable conversations (and laughs) with her during my several years in Chicago ~ sure do miss the whole group.
    And how nice to have been able to meet Jan & Vicki. Don't you just love our bloggy-internet connections?
    You know you're killing me with that Portillo's shot....

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  5. That looks like a super fun trip, Barb! barb knows how to make you welcome, doesn't she?
    Sorry, I don't "get" the favorite meal. :)

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  6. It looks like you had a great trip! I'm glad your trunk show/lecture went well. What a gorgeous guest room - those eagle quilts are amazing! The one on the bed with all that marvelous handquilting - fabulous! Antique quilts, a quilt show, old friends, new friends, champagne - wow!! :0)

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  7. Oh wow -- it looks like you had a wonderful trip! Is that Mary of Barb and Mary??? I'd been wondering when the quilt show was -- I knew it was sometime this month LOL. Did you buy anything fun? And that hot dog looks wonderful -- now you've made me hungry!!!

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  8. Well that seems like it was fun! Glad you had a good time and thanks for sharing the quilts and adventures. It's always fun to see what others are up to!

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  9. Nothing like visiting old friends and best friends! Picture of you and Mary is so sweet. Those smiles say it all. I LOVE both eagle quilts. "The Eagle Has Landed" - Yes, it couldn't be any more perfect than that.

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  11. Yikes!! looks like "Anonymous" took advantage of you with a bunch of junk info just ahead of me.
    I'm sure your talk was a hit and you were an inspiration to everyone who attended.
    How fun to meet fellow bloggers in person and get to see some great quilt exhibits as well. Add the gorgeous eagles in the guest room and a favorite meal, and it sounds like you had a dream trip.

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  12. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to hear you lecture. I'm sure it was amazing and that your audience went home awed and inspired! I love that your groups of friends all have names. We have to work on that! What a lovely guest room decor, just for you! Staying with Mary must have been one of the best parts of your trip.

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  13. The eagles quilts are beauties. What a wonderful way to decorate a bedroom.

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  14. It looks like you had such a good time! I too wish I could have heard your talk and seen your quilts!
    I love Mary's guest bedroom, did you dream of flying???
    Do you really have 28 champagne flutes?

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  15. It all looks so wonderful!! Fabulous quilts shows, Bloggy friend meetings, Awsome Eagle quilts!! What a great theme for a room. It's great to see you got to have bubbles with your friends, and that meal looks so yummy!! You sure know how to have fun adventures!!

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  16. Fun post, looks like you had a ball.

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  17. Looks like an action packed trip. I am so sorry I missed your trunk show. I had the wrong day in my head and when I went to check what time....well it was too late.:( I really need to write everything down these days.

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  18. Eagles and good friends AND champagne! Sounds like a wonderful trip!

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  19. LOVE the eagle quilts! I've been wanting to make one for awhile. Will have to study your pics a bit more to get some ideas.:) Sounds like a great trip for you!

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  20. Do you already have a beautiful floral picked out?
    I would love to hear more about your presentation! Any photos?
    Looks like you bedded down in the eagle's nest. Can't believe the quilting on that bed quilt!
    Sounds like you had a grand time! : )

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  21. love the eagle room :) beautiful quilts. something about birds on quilts I just love.
    what a fun trip back home and a lecture congrats, trying to catch up on blogs…thats exciting news your new adventure into lectures
    Kathie

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  22. So many quilty events! Do you already have a floral fabric in mind? Mary's eagle room is so cool!

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  23. It looked like such a wonderful trip! Those Eagle quilts were fabulous to see!
    Happy to hear you had an awesome time.

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  24. Fabulous Eagle quilts - they sure make for a special guest room! I can see why you are drawn to that antique quilt - it begs to be reproduced - so wonderful!!

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