I was lucky enough to be able to spend this past weekend with my dear friend Kathy. She drove down to Dauphin from Flin Flon through not the best road conditions. We spent Thursday doing some Highway 10 Designs business and attended the Crocus Quilter’s Guild meeting. On Friday we headed to Winnipeg to take in the Manitoba Prairie Quilter's Show. This isn’t the best picture of us as we were both a little hot and tired because of the crowds, but it was the only picture I got of us together.
A few of Kathy’s clients are members of the Manitoba Prairie Quilters so we got to see some of those quilts on display. Notice the red ribbon in this picture – it won first place in the large commercially quilted category. This didn’t really come as a surprise to me, Kathy does beautiful quilting and her client did a wonderful job putting this Arcadia Avenue quilt together.
Another really fun thing for us was seeing the beautiful samples some of the vendors had made of our quilt patterns. This is City Slicker in the Road 17N booth. We loved Shari’s version of this quilt. Shari has a lovely shop in Winkler, Manitoba and it is worth the short drive out of the city!
Lesile of Keystone Quilts surprised us with her version of “Not Your Mother’s Rail Fence”. I’m not sure I would have thought to combine three solids and the modern floral, but the resulting quilt was really eye catching. She also had a lovely batik version of the Detour runner, but I didn’t snap a photo.
Here I am being silly in the Fabriculous booth. Wendy had this beautiful version of Quarter Sections and I just needed to touch it! There were Highway 10 Design samples in every corner of her booth.
We returned to Dauphin on Sunday and even though there were some snowflakes coming down we fired up the wood oven to make pizza. Kathy and I only see each other in person a couple of times a year, so it was an occasion worth celebrating.