Monday, October 12, 2009

What a wonderful weekend.....

I spent this past weekend at the annual Quilters of South Carolina "Pieceable Retreat" 9th year in a row!  I didn't take any pictures this year so nothing to show you. 

I did finish my Pastel Log Cabin while I was there. I STILL need to come up with a better name.  Teresa thinks I need to name it "Teresa's Log Cabin since she thinks I am giving it to her!  I didn't get home until late yesterday afternoon so no time to take a picture and today is a dark, dreary, rainy day so I doubt I will get a picture today, either.

I didn't take any classes this year as I was a vendor for YLI Threads.  They are located here in Rock Hill.  Whenever they have a conflict with another larger show, they ask me to run their booth for them.  This year Market happened to be the same weekend.  I'd say that is a LARGER show.  I'm still trying to talk them into letting me go with them to Market!

I have mentioned on this blog before about the Quilters of SC (QSC) challenge presented to us last year called the Artful Bras.  Well, it has surpassed all of our expectations.  And now we are published!!

Kansas City Star QUILTS was so impressed by what QSC had done that they offered to publish a book of all the bras with a personal description by the bra maker of each one.  All the royalties will go to the Best Chance Network.  The bras have become national travelers.  They have traveled all over the United States.  I'm not sure where they are now but I know they will headed to DesMoines soon.  They were to be auctioned off this month but due to the unexpected, wonderful response, the auction has been postponed to an unspecified date.  In other words.......who knows when. I guess when groups across the country stop asking if they can come visit them!

If you would like to see pictures of all the bras, please click on this link.  Better yet, buy the book!

Blessings, Cathi


Anonymous said...

I agree they should have you help in Houston!
Thanks for sharing the bra book info. I saw something on a morning show a week or so ago...but it was oriental ladies showing some bras that were similiar. It wouldn't happen to be same is it? I mean, I wasn't quite paying that much attention since I was busy quilting and tv was noise.

Teresa said...

I really like that name - Teresa's Log Cabin - has a nice ring to it.

Carrie P. said...

Interesting that I should be reading your blog today about the bras because one of the ladies at guild last night brought the book for show and tell and was sharing the info about the project with us. That is so cool that Kansas City star published a book.
I just went and looked at the link. Wow, what an imagination those ladies have. So cool.

Libby said...

I'm sure it's exhausting . . . but I bet it is a lot of fun to man a vendor's booth *s*

Micki said...

It sounds like you had an exciting time there behind your own booth.