Our second day in Paducah started off bright and early with a lecture by Kaffe Fassett and Lisa Lucy Prior on making and using a design wall. They demonstrated how they use a design wall to work with color and patterns in a quilt. It was really nifty to see how the fabrics work together.
Kaffe also showed us his latest knitting project in progress!
And of course I got my picture taken with both of them!
After the lecture we hit the vendors again, focusing on getting to the booth where Marie Bostwick, author of the Cobbled Court series, was signing books and had her brand new book in the series for sale. This series of books focuses on a group of women, all who end up using quilts and their friendship to get through tough times. I found her books last year when the N-boy was still very, very ill, and they really hit home with me. I started crying as soon as I met her and started talking. The poor woman!
But she was absolutely wonderful!
We grabbed some lunch and then headed back to the lecture room for her lecture:
She also introduced me to her Daughter-in-law, Molly, who is about my age. It was great to see someone there who was a younger quilter!
Following the lecture we headed downtown to do some shopping, eating and attend the Eleanor Burns show.
I think this one picture expresses exactly what happened downtown:
I need say no more. Although we also hit the AQS hurt book sale in the Finkel building, and more vendors!
For dinner we ended up at a Mexican restaurant we went to last year; we were very disappointed to hear that our absolutely FAVORITE place had closed (supposedly something about the IRS!)
As the Momcat was taking this picture, another quilter got my attention and said, "Have you seen the storm drain yet?"
And agreed it deserved a picture. Only in Kentucky...
After dinner we hit a few more vendors before going to see Eleanor Burns Live on Stage presenting "Strip Tzzzz!" It was a great show, and we had lots of fun.
The perfect way to end the day!