04 March, 2009

Friends... In Fabric And Flesh

I have made some connections, in both fabric and in the flesh; thanks to the wonderful world of blogging! While attending Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA last week I had the opportunity to meet Karen Dianne's "Civil War Tribute" quilt in the Olde Green Cupboard vendor booth. It wasn't quite the same as meeting her in person, but I definitely picked up the spirit of this sweet lady nonetheless. I asked her friends who were working in the booth for permission to snap a photo and they happily complied, as they love Karen Dianne too, and were glad to honor my request. Thanks; Cathy, Jill and Gloria! The next day I was able to meet up with Marcie, the reigning queen of the magical land of Patchalot! It's true that you can learn a lot about a person through their blog, connecting with Marcie was like re-connecting with an old friend, I had the feeling that we'd known each other for a long time and we were picking right up where we'd left off; she's a warm and wonderful lady. I also ran into quilting friends that I know from home and haven't seen since a year ago at Festival! Mid-Atlantic was all about connections and reunions for me; new friends and old, all coming together in the same place at the same time for the same reason. I am blessed.

Life is Good!

16 comments:

lov said...

and you have a snazzy quilting jacket too!

you must be a quilter....
just a guess

Connie W said...

Beautiful quilt! Oh my!
And beautiful quilting friends too.

Kathie said...

lucky you seeing that quilt in person
it is beautiful
Karen did a great job on that one!
Oh fun to meet Marcie in person...sounds like you had a great time seeing old and new friends as well being at a quilt show and surrounded by fabrics !!!!
Kathie

Teresa said...

Karen does make beautiful quilts and how neat to see one in person. Looks like you were having a great time. Now why didn't I get up to Hampton to this show!!! Might of been you and me in a picture.

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

I took one look at the photo and yelped...'What's she doing with Marcie?'

Two wonderfully amazing ladies and Karen's fabulous quilt in the same place as oodles of other quilts! The heart lights in that place must have just shined at mega wattage!!!! I'm so happy you had this experience!

Domestic Designer said...

Beautiful quilt! Isn't it wonderful to connect with friends..old and new. I have made so many new friends who share my hobbies of sewing, quilting, knitting and now blogging! Have a great day!

*karendianne. said...

Oh my heart! And to meet Marcie in person - well that's a bit of a dream I think. A real down to earth soul!

Quilt Memories said...

Great memories for you to hold on to.... My sister was there also, wish I had connected ya'll.

Quilting4U said...

It sounds like your trip was great fun. The pictures turned out great, and I like your quilting jacket too!

Libby said...

How wonderful to meet Marcie in person . . . . . someday *s*

MARCIE said...

I like Michele's comment about heart lights. Makes me think of ET. It was such a joy to meet you. Now I feel truly connected! You got a much better pic of Karen's quilt than I did. It is such a beauty!

lindsey said...

What a great time you must have had. The quilt is beautiful and so nice to link up with quilting friends.

paula, the quilter said...

It would be so nice to 'meet up' with blogging friends! Some day...

Karen Newman Fridy said...

You saw people from back home? Does your dad know that? ;-)

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh, Karen just cracked me up!

Jeanne said...

Isn't it great to meet the bloggers and quilts that we read and write about? Glad you had a wonderful time.