|On Sunday we looked down at the Quilt Market floor|
|Today I gazed down on the Quilt Show floor awaiting the crowds|
This morning I attended a presentation with Paula Nadelstern one of the giants of the American quilt scene although she is diminutive in stature. There was quite a strong commercial aspect to the event as she has a new Book "Fabracadabra" and products and pieces from her last collection were laid out and before we started and during breaks attendees selected items to pay for at the close of class. I just got the template plastic. The fabrics were not at all to my taste though they are designed to be suitable for her technique. We saw slides but also the quilts were held up and laid out on our tables and we could go round and touch and look more closely. I thought she was very nice and interesting in too and not just about quilting. New Yorkers wear black to make themselves taller and thinner.
|Paula's recommended products for templates and|
marking. The pens are easier to get in the UK than
in the States
|Trip around the World PN style|
|In the style of of and using the fabrics just simple oblongs|
|Just simple shapes enlivened by fussy cutting|
|Even strips are fussy cut|
|More simple shapes, complex fabric|
I had tried that yesterday but am in a linen pinafore today, a classic quilting lady look. I am in my hotel room sipping a small weak lunchtime G&T awaiting Tracy back from her class to go the deli round the corner for lunch. Today Tracy is doing words in quilts - we don't know what her final choice of word is yet. Belinda is making clamshells by hand and this afternoon we're going to a lecture on pineapples (the quilty sort) with Jane Hall, an elderly doyenne of classic perfect piecing. Tonight is the big one - preview night. .
We plan to meet up with Oast friends in the bar and toast absent ones.