Friday, February 15, 2013

Today was the first day of the Valley Quilters' Quilt Show - everyone calls it the Hemet Quilt Show, even though it's in next-door San Jacinto.

I drove down this morning, and was there about half an hour after it opened. They set it up inside the community center, with quilts in the center rows and vendors around the sides. I loved all the quilts, but took photos of only a few of my most favorites.

"A John Muir Moment at 9300 feet" by Phyllis Binkley

"Echos of the Past" by Patti Blackman, quilted by Karen Gehring

"Out of the Ruins, a Nation Thrives" by Phyllis Binkley

"Double Wedding Ring" by Pamela Miller, quilted by Cindy DeWall
Here's why I liked the double wedding ring - it's scrappy!

Another scrappy one! "Crabapples" by Joan Torbett, quilted by Kerry Marksbury

"It's Me Jeani" by Jeani Campbell, quilted by Betty Barney

Jeani's suitcase - all the places she's gone

I finally got to meet Paulette!  For several years I followed a bunch of full-time and part-time RV-ers' blogs, as Don and I had once thought about going full-time in our own trailer or RV.  Her husband Rick's blog was one of the ones I read often, and he occasionally mentions his wife Paulette and her quilting blog. I switched to hers (sorry Rick) and have become a big fan. Paulette and Rick are from Canada, and every winter they come down to Desert Hot Springs, which is only an hour from here. She's a prolific quilter, and from what I've seen her biggest passion is the primitives - woolies. I asked  her earlier this week if she was going to the Hemet show, and she said she'd be there on Friday.

And guess where I met her?  Right next to the vendor for the woolies!  (And I don't know her name - perhaps Paulette does.)

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