Monday, September 15, 2014

Quilt Like an Egyptian!

I was thrilled to be able to see the work of the Egyptian quilters at the AQS Show in Chattanooga. This gentleman sat and appliquéd during the show. I was amazed at how fast he worked - his needle was FLYING!

Below are a couple of my favorite Egyptian quilts at the show. Yes, they were for sale - look at the tags for the prices - VERY low prices for such intricate quilts!

So many pictures to share from my week - more to come later today.

One of my students asked me how I go about unpacking after a big trip like this. Here's my stuff ready to be loaded in my car as I was leaving Chattanooga -

She really wanted to know! So here's the way I do it:

1. Unload car completely and put everything in one spot - our dining room. The dining room table is a great spot to sort it all.

2. Collect my dirty laundry and get the washing machine fired up!

3. Find the money that I have made (I stash this in a few places during my trip - don't want it all together). I put all the cash and checks in an envelope and put it aside. Hubby will take it to the bank and make the deposit.

4. Gather all the business cards I collected during the trips. These are very important to me - they represent people I've met. Many of them I'll be e-mailing this week.

5.  Sort all teaching supplies and quilts. I have a pile of stuff now at the bottom of the stairs ready to put away in my studio - that's one of my goals today!

6. Hang any clothes that are clean (those I didn't wear on the trip). I alway overpack in case I spill coffee down my shirt or have some other clothing catastrophe.

7. Put away suitcases and rolling carts.

8. By now the washing machine cycle has ended and I can put in another load.

Whew! Glad that's all done!

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