Design wall Monday 10/3, bus trip and AQS show

Here it is a Monday again……I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks and have not done much sewing on my mystery quilt. I have some of the borders sewn together, but I still need to finish sewing the rows of the quilt together and then add some small borders around the top before adding the pieced borders. Here’s what the pieced borders are looking like.

I had a great time on the bus trip a couple weeks ago.  We went to 12 shops in 6 states. Our bus left from Leavenworth, Ks and went to Hiawatha and Belleville, KS, then off to Grand Island and Omaha, NE, then to Souix City IA, Souix Falls SD then over to Bird Island, Rogers and Hayward MN, Ankeny IA and Cameron MO. That was a lot of traveling and shopping in 3 days! We  saw lots and lots of awesome shops! We had a great group of ladies on the bus. I’m ready to go again!! Here we all are!! Larry our bus driver even got in the picture. He was so nice!!

I picked up some black and white fabric that had sewing notions on it from one of the shops and then later I bought a pattern for a quick bag. After I got home I decided that I would use the fabric I bought and add a solid black and some fabric with scissors (since I needed 4 fabrics) and make the bag from it. It was a great bag to carry stuff in. I used it Saturday at the AQS show.

Last Saturday I headed up to the AQS show in Des Moines. Our guild decided to rent a bus for the trip. We left at 5:00 AM. Ugh!! Yes it was hard to get up at 3:30 in the morning!! Anyway, we got to the show at 9:00 and saw all the beautiful quilts that were there.  I didn’t do much shopping at the show, I was a bit shopped out from the previous weekend! LOL!! My friend Janet won the Best machine workmanship award. We were so excited !!

Now back to the grind…..I’m working on a Judy Neimeyer quilt. I have to get this done. I better get back to work on it.


Hopefully next week I can show more progress with the quilt that’s been on the design wall for way too long!! To see more design walls check out

Ok, back to work for me! Have a great day!!


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