Had a fun weekend in Walnacrick oops Walnut Creek. (When we lived in central Ohio there was a town over in Amish country Walnut Creek but they pronounced it Walnacrick so that’s been a running family gag ever since.)
Nancy S. Brown was the featured quilter and I’ve been a huge fan of her work for years, so it was great to have the chance to meet her in person and chat. As she put it, “Us appliquérs have to stick together.” Here are a couple of the fabulous hand-appliquéd quilts in her display.
One of Nancy’s most famous quilts is the incredible “Sunday in the Park with Mittens,” which you can see on her website, upper right. I took a closeup of the papillon, the happy little doggie who reminds me so much of my dear departed Willie.
There were more spectacular appliqué quilts in the show.
A good time was had by all at this biennial show put on by the Diablo Valley Quilters.
Next stop… Sonora! The latest word is that the Rim Fire is under control so no worries. We’ll be there this weekend, with bells on. All the info is at the Sierra Quilt Guild website.
Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie