I thought it was time to introduce myself. Here I am in all my tie-dyed glory. This shirt was the last of the white t-shirts I purchased earlier this year. I had some wonderful shades of red, gold, yellow and blue left over from my last dyed lot. I mixed them all together and came up with this fabulous mixture of autumn colors. (My friends and fellow quilters have gotten used to my rather bright sense of style and color by now.) This shirt was the icing on the cake that restored my spirits (see Color Therapy) just in time for the Madison Quilt Expo.
Speaking of the quilt show, Patsy has posted some gorgeous pictures from the show on her blog.
Here are the treasures that came home with me. I went to the show looking for the Superior Thread booth and I purchased some lovely variegated colors from their King Tut line and some of their Bottom Line bobbin thread. I have heard good things about both and can't wait to try this thread out. The dark hand dyed fabric is from Julie Baird's shop and what would shopping be without a wonderful batik or two to bring home.
I just finished Jennifer Chiaverini's "Circle of Quilters" book and had to wait two weeks for the show so I could pick up the continuation of the story in "The Winding Ways Quilt". It turns out the she was there signing her books and the bookshop was set up a few feet away. I asked Jennifer to sign my copy to our local quilt guild. I will donate my copy to the guild library when I finish reading it. The quilts at this show were amazing. I took lots of pictures but I'm a bit leary of posting other artist's work on my blog without permission.