The Golden Ticket at the Portland Quilt Block Party!!

On Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a class at the Block Party in Portland sponsored Quiltmaker.

Just before lunch, the class attendees learned that a quilt made by one of the instructors, Peg Spradlin, would be given away in a treasure hunt! The winner had to find a special golden ticket hidden somewhere on the lower level of the host hotel. With that announcement, I felt determined to win!!

After lunch, I started searching around for the ticket along with a few other quilters. I checked quite a few places, but just couldn’t come up with the prize. Then, I noticed a guy standing near several hanging display quilts with a quirky smile. I thought that maybe the ticket was pinned to one of the quilts behind him and sprinted towards him. As I got closer, the light hit a piece of paper in his pocket and looked golden. I grabbed the paper and discovered that it was the ticket! I’m so glad that it was the golden ticket since I was rather cheeky just plucking something from a stranger’s shirt, and it could have turned out to be an embarrassing situation.

Here are some pics of the beautiful quilt that Peg made using green, yellow, and blue batiks:

In my next post, I plan to write about the fun class that I attended called Boxed In by Julie Herman. I really hope that the Quiltmaker Block Party returns to Portland next year because it was such a great event!


Block Party with Quiltmaker Plus Ticklish by Moda

I heard about the Block Party sponsored by Quiltmaker coming to Portland next week so I signed up for a class. Unfortunately, I was too late to sign up for Bonnie Hunter’s class called Talkin’ Turkey. Instead, I found another great class called Boxed In by Julie Herman that looks really fun! If you’re in the area, I think you can still register by visiting the Block Party website.

Since I’ve been doing quite a few seasonal and batik quilts the past year, I decided to change things up and go for some bright and cheerful fabrics for the class. I chose the Ticklish line by Moda. Isn’t the name fun? It just seems to evoke happy summertime gatherings and memories.

Here’s are some pics of the Ticklish jelly roll:

Ticklish - All Rolled Up!

Ticklish – All Rolled Up!

A Ticklish Rainbow!

A Ticklish Rainbow!

In the class, we should be able to sew some blocks so I will post another update to this project after the Block Party. I also plan on taking lots of photos during the event so you can have a look at quilters gone wild in Portland!!

Anyone else planning on attending?

Happy quilting!