Long Beach Festival 2010
You may recogonize this bevy of beauties! From left to right;
From Left to right: Mark Stone, Linda Stone, Felisa Lyons, Mary Tabar & Julie Schlueter
At the Quilt Art/SAQA reception the Grande Dame of Quilts herself pays our table a visit. Don't you just LOVE that teal velvet jacket!!! To die for! She was truly stunning.
She came to our table and asked 'Who does this gorgeous red hair belong to' as she put her hand on my shoulder; I nearly died! So I was feeling all gutsy and asked for a picture together. She was unfailingly kind and said yes. *note to self; have someone else take the picture so the camera isn't so close to your chubby face!'*
Here is jo Griffith with her quilt 'Sweet Charity' I really love this piece and it's incorporation of tradition shapes with the art quilt, surface design techniques too! jo does amazing work always! And she's got a terrific smile!
Our esteemed President Dave Charity and his lovely wife Trish Charity. They are a 'quilting couple' and were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary!
Here I am with one of; what I call my 'soul sisters' Bonnie McCaffrey! From the minute we met last year at festival we just hit it off! Seeing her this year was wonderful and I can't thank her enough for her generosity of spirit and hilarious sense of humor! Bonnie you ROCK! *you can see here I got better at holding the camera waaay away from my face*
Now this group of stunners is from left to right:
Sandra Hankins; Diana Bracy (from Las Vegas) and Cynthia Catlin
Sandra is holding the book that all three of them have works published in! Way to GO Ladies!
Here is Cindy Cooksey and Jane LaFazio! We loved her antler scarf! Jane is a complete riot and I was so lucky to sit next to her at dinner though it did make taking drinks a bit difficult as her timing of punch lines is impeccable! She must be a gas to have as a teacher!
I stole this picture from Jamie Fingal's blog. Me & Cindy! Love her jacket!