Monday, August 3, 2009

Show Time Again

The August opening reception for my quilt show is on Friday. I'm especially excited about this one because my youngest son, Jon will be providing the music. Live music, how great is that? Invitations went out last week. I can feel the nerves building again. I have lots of prep to do, so that will keep me busy. Busy is good.

Orange crush is finished. I have to decide if this one is going to be added to the show. I'm on the fence.
I do like the quilting though. Much harder to do than I expected.

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50 comments:

Laura said...

I love the invitations! And how wonderful that your son can provide the music.

shellysquilts said...

Jacquie, I have to say I think straight line quilting is sometimes more difficult and more time consuming than free-motion. Your Orange Crush looks fantastic! Enjoy your exhibit.

Tara said...

I'm so excited for you!!! What's a Heath clinic? I personally love the orange crush!

Sarah said...

Have fun...the quilts look great!!

nettie said...

contrats again. I love the orange crush. such great colors.

RazakFamily said...

Congrats! Makes me wish I lived in Kansas so I could come and see your amazing creations!!
Good luck, and have fun...

Dorrie said...

Good Morning! Orange Crush is a "for sure"~well, I love it and think you should include it. I think it's so great Jon is providing your music~a family affair. Your announcements are very pretty!

Juliejaz said...

Congrats! Having your son provide the music will make it all the more special. I love the invitations, they're very pretty.

I haven't tried straight lines for quilting, but I can see that it would be more difficult than stippling or meandering. That's all I've tried so far.

I think you should jump off the fence and include Orange Crush. It's fantastic!

Kangaroo said...

YES on orange crush. LOVE it. enjoy the night...take lots of mental (and actual) photos!

Dena said...

You're invitations are beautiful and how exciting to share this moment with your son. Love your Orange Crush quilt, especially the quilting.

Anina said...

Fun!
Yes, add orange crush. It's lovely! And I've done that kind of quilting. It's a pain but so worth it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All so classy and professional! Good luck with the show. I love Orange Crush - I bet it will sell!

nicolette said...

Nice in vitations and what a great event with your son playing live music!

I love orange crush and I think you should include it in the show!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Orange Crush is now one of my favourite quilts you've ever done. I can see why it would be hard to put it in the show.
Try to enjoy the week despite the nerves.

Rebekah said...

orange crush is gorgeous! You should definitely add it to the show

Di~ said...

"enjoy the show"! the invite I LOVE!!! wish I could come.

Miss Lady Bug said...

I love to know you have a quilt show on!! You're so talented and this is awesome!!! Still thinking you shouldn't publish a book? Having the chance to sew like you would make me happy :P

Rebest

Rita said...

Yay! I'm so excited for your quilt show! May your talent give you strength when you feel nervous cuz don't be! You're amazing! Even your invitations are gorgeous! And how fun to have your son providing the music for the opening! I really love the quilting if yoru orange crush quilt! Have a great week and best wishes!

Alissa said...

I vote for in in in! It's so beautiful!!! Or is that why you're hesitant?? Because you want to keep it?? That I understand too!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the invites. Your quilt is gorgeous. Congrats on another show!

Natalie said...

Congratulations on the exhibit!!! I wish I lived nearby to take a look. I am a big fan of your work.

molly said...

good luck to you jacquie! it will be great. (love those invites.)

Victoria said...

Orange Crush is lovely as are the invites, and having your son provided the music is the cherry on top. Best wishes for another great showing!

Cheryl said...

Good luck! I love the design of the invitations. They're beautiful! And of course, you should include the orange quilt. Isn't it funny how the simplest looking quilting is often the hardest?

Allie said...

I think Orange Crush want to be part of the exhibit! ;)
Good Luck. I wish I could be there.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I love your invites too! did you design those too!? Have fun and enjoy!! sounds like a lot of fun with Jon playing and quilts hanging. . .

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh this is all just too exciting, you, your son, your quilts, I wish I lived closer, how I would love to come. BTW, I adore "Orange crush"!

Karen said...

Hey J, Best of luck on Friday;) I'm sure your turn out will be great;) I bet your son is excited to be a part of your show;) your invitations are great!

Donnelly said...

I vote "yes" on the Orange Crush quilt. It is beautiful. Your invitations are very pretty. Hope this show is a success! Wishing once again that I lived closer and could attend. Thanks for your inspiration. Have a great day.

sewtakeahike said...

the invites turned out so good Jacquie! Did you design them yourself? I love that Jon is taking part in this event with you!

Candace said...

Oh yes - Orange Crush wants to be included! Best of luck to you in the show, Jacquie!
Cheers!

MightyMom said...

AWESOMENESS.

pattynubs said...

Orange crush rocks! People will go ga-ga over it. Add it to the show! Do you plan on selling it? Make sure you don't cheat yourself on price.

ayumills said...

Beautiful invitations! The cherry blossums are just stunning!
I love your Orange crash. I would definitely add it to the show!

ROZ said...

Best wishes for your show!

Jackie said...

Orange Crush is wonderful!! And boy should you be proud, not only of yourself but your son. What a wonderful thing. I would love to be there!

The Calico Quilter said...

Your straight line quilting is always so precise - any suggestions? Do you use a walking foot? (I'm assuming you're using a regular sewing machine.)

Definitely include orange crush. It's very striking.

jaybird said...

put orange in!! it is my favorite color! congrats on another show!

henny said...

Good luck, Jackie! enjoy your big night...don't forget to relax from now on :)

bellsjo said...

orange crush is wonderful - you must include it! enjoy your evening!

Darcie said...

Oooh! I so wish I could jump on down to KC and join you! I will be looking forward to hearing about yours and Jon's adventure...your duet, so to speak. ;-)

Blessings to you, Jacquie!

Starlight Quilters Guild said...

Very Cool ... We've shared the info on the STARLIGHT QUILTERS GUILD SITE ... hope to see you there!
(feel free to list yourself as a follower of our blog, to link yourself to the guild site!)
~ thanks for sharing & good luck! =0) busy indeed!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I can appreciate the orange crush quilting. I've done that before and it is time consuming. Lovely though. The quilt is definitely a show stopper.

Elizabeth said...

adding my little voice ::

i to love the announcements. they are perfect!

and this quilt is wonderful!

i hope your show goes oh, so well!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

i hope your show goes fabulously. orange crush is beautiful. love the flowers on the invitations - so pretty and delicate!

audreypawdrey said...

I just tried quilting similar to this, and it was harder than I thought it would be too. I think it was having to rotate the quilt so much to get it through the machine and my lines would waver. Yours is beautiful! I would put it in the show for sure. Good luck with the show!

Michelle said...

I hope your show went well. You do such beautiful work.

Tif said...

How exciting!!! I hope that it went well!!! Congratulations!

amandajean said...

i love your orange crush quilt. it's gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Oh man... I really love this quilt. My husband's family likes to give quilts as gifts -- unfortunately they always seem to give me "grandma" looking ones.

This one is so modern and beautiful :)