I just love it when HMQS comes around each year. I love to participate in their annual Design Challenge. And now, for the 7th consecutive year, "The Midnight Quilters" have managed to produce another prize-winning quilt! My friend Debbie and her daughters Kami and Amy used free online patterns for the paper-pieced blocks, and Debbie embroidered "Amore" (with a broken arm, too!) I helped with layout, spools and borders. Then I used every type of ♥ quilting motif I could think of in the quilting.
Fabrics were provided by Riley Blake Designs, featuring Flutter by The Quilted Fish
Amore', we adore'! Our little quilt placed 2nd in the contest. All the challenge Quilts were auctioned at the end of the show to benefit this year's charity, Bridge of Love. Our little quilt contributed $575. All in all, the quilts in the challenge raised $5,700. LOVE.
|Button embellishments in the jar, pins and scissors were added later.|
*Sewing Machine and Button Jar from Cherise Creates: PATTERN
*Pincushion/Spools from Quilter's Cache: PATTERN
*Iron from Where the Orchids Grow: PATTERN
*Seam ripper, (and you can see other sewing notions) over at Quiet Play's Craftsy Store: PATTERNS
*Heart block from Sewing With Nancy: PATTERN
HMQS week was just terrific! Incredible quilts (over 700 of them), 200+ vendors, fantastic teachers from around the globe, special displays including one wall-to-wall corridor of modern quilts, design challenges, trunk shows, and so much more! It's my 4th year serving on the HMQS board over the quilted garment division. Since they know I like to sing... well, let's just say it was also my duty to open the show each morning with my version of "That's Amore". Good times.
And for your entertainment -
When it's Spring in the air, HMQS is here, That's Amore!
Grab a friend, grab your bag, so much fun to be had, That's Amore!
And the vendors out on the floor, just can't wait till you come through the doore'.
Why not try out a new machine? Gizmos, gadgets, the latest thing and sooo much more'.
And the quilts on display will take your breath away, you'll adore'!
And our teachers here will teach you everything you'd like to know.
Take a class, build your stash, (pay with cash so your husband won't know).
Scusi mi, gotta go to the Home Machine Quilting Show!