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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Northwest Quilting Expo

On Friday Urban and I ventured out on Portland's rail system which took us right up to the doors (OK, parking lot) of the Expo center where the quilt show was being held.
It took a little over an hour and a transfer to get there and we were in need of refreshment. I opted for a hot dog (cheep won over taste) and Urban decided on a bag of Doritos.
I spotted a lone chair amidst the sea of hungry quilters and snagged it for Urban before he dropped of starvation. Guess the sustenance of the package of M&M's he ate on our ride had been used up.
So I was standing behind Urban when a nice lady said "I'm leaving so if everyone scoots down a chair you can sit by your son." Well, OK. I didn't want to put anyone out, but since it was HER idea - why not? I looked up to tell her thank you and I'll be gosh darned if it wasn't Lynette Jensen {Thimbleberries} herself!
I WAS excited when I had learned that the talented Ms. Thimbleberries was going to be at the Expo but thought that it would be near impossible to track her down! That's fate, karma, luck for you!
I didn't trouble her at that time for a picture but found her at a table where I asked her permission before whipping out my camera!
This is a short post for now, but since I haven't blogged for a couple of days I wanted something to talk about!
More of the quilt show coming!
Also, I found a SPLENDID quilt shop in Portland and a DAZZLING vintage shop just across the street!

15 comments:

Nedra said...

Looks like a great show. I hope your husband's interview went well.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a wonderful time. What a fabulous show!

Karen said...

The teapot quilt is cute as can be. I have seen several teapot quilt designs but this is by far the best.

Lurline said...

Looks like lots of fun - glad you are enjoying it all!
Hugs - Lurline♥

pajudie said...

Wow, Mel - how fun!!! I love the quilts that you have shown - especially the tea pot raffle quilt. And meeting Lynnette Jensen - what a treat.
Judie

Kim said...

Lynnette is a local girl for me, I met her at a convention once a while back ~ she's nice and very talented as well. Lucky lucky you for this trip to the quilt show! Hope the Portland experience is all good once the interview and all is said and done. :o)

Sherri said...

Must have been so much fun! How great that Lynette Jensen was there as well! I made lots of Thimbleberries quilts when I first started quilting!

Dawn said...

How fun...you got to meet the famous Lynette Jensen. The quilts are beautiful! What a good sport Urban is.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

From what you showed us it looked like a great show, but that little guy of yours, what a sweetheart! Hope hubby fairs well!!

vivi said...

lovely blog and pics
kisses from argentina

belinda said...

Well, this sure looks like a good beginning to more FAB quilt photos I know are to come....can't wait!!

Carrie P. said...

Sounds like you are having fun. How cool to meet Lynette. I love that last quilt.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is always just so amazing to me how we find quilting in our travels and how lovely the people are and how similar quilts can be but also distinctive.

Erin said...

I was there, too! Awesome that you got a picture of Lynette! I posted all my expo pics here. Quilt on!!

-Erin

Maddie Can Fly said...

Any idea who made the pattern for that fabulous garden quilt with the crows/blackbirds? I love it!