A funny thing happened on the way to the WPT Quilt Expo.
This quilt isn't complete. I need to finish quilting it. I stitched in the ditch, but had not yet learned FMQ. Since then I've been trying to master doing FMQ flames. Without the flames, I don't think it has as much visual impact.
So WHAT does this have to do with the quilt expo? Well, I have contacted the organizers several years in a row, suggesting a category for recycled quilts. It looks like next year there may be a category for my Sun & Wind quilt. So I must, must, must get going on quilting flames!
One interesting lecture I heard at the expo was by Cheryl Weiderspahn. What an entertaining speaker - and what ingenuity! She shows you how to make all sorts of things - many of them bags or totes - from everyday objects such as throw rugs, place mats, hot pads - even shower mats, wooden spoons and horse shoes (worn by a race horse, no less).
She autographed my book, and gave me this advice: If you're ever feeling down, sit down with a glass of wine and read page 51. It will give you a lift, and its a true story. I have not yet heeded this advice, but expect to do so very soon. :)