Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oh what a night!

I had an exciting night on Tuesday in the company of all these fabulous people you can see in the photo.
We were all invited to Kim McLean's house for dinner but it turned out to be so much more. Lovely food, super friendly fun people, lots of laughs and a bit of show and tell thrown in.
Left to right.
Sue who made the Flower Pots quilt you see on the Glorious Color site.
Brandon, myself, Cathy from Cabbage quilts, Kim, Kathy from Material Obsession, Sharron from Dragonfly Gypsy in the front who had us in stitches all night and Kaffe.
There was a bit of a book signing going on and no these aren't all Cathy's books.
What a treat to see Kim's fantabulous quilts up close.
That's Sue doing the ta dah for the Princess Feathers quilt which we were all sighing over. These quilts are so much more vibrant in the flesh, they take my breath away.
The Turkish Tiles quilt was one of my favourites. What am I saying, they're all my favourites.
It was a real blast to be there and I can't tell you how happy I was to meet Cathy from Cabbage quilts at last. We both thought the other was just as we had imagined from our blogs. Both of us are going to be doing classes, Cathy with Kaffe and I'm doing Kim's class on Saturday so more excitement coming up.

Thank you Kim, it was a fantastic evening. Mr Q and I even got breath tested on the way home, lucky we were so good.

65 comments:

Mimi said...

Oh! I can feel your excitement. You are so lucky. I would say your quilt is right up there with everyone elses. Everyone appears so talented. Thank you for sharing all the beauty!

*karendianne. said...

My goodness Janet, what pure delight. I'm so thrilled you're sharing all this with us. Those quilts are beyone impressive. They refresh the inner quilter and it looks like they made everyone glitter and glow. :) I can't imagaine what it must be like to see them all in person but again, it's a real treat that you've shared with us thru the magic of the web! Heavenly, *karendianne.

Janet said...

WOW!! What an exciting evening. What fabulous people to spend an evening with. I bet your class with Kim McLean will be wonderful as well. You must be overflowing with inspiration now.

Darlene said...

Oh Janet what a delightful evening! I can only imagine how exciting it was but thank you so much for sharing with us.

Jackie said...

Right now I am living vicariously through you!! I so wish I could be there with you and all those fabulous, wonderfully creative people. Seeing those quilts up close must have been wonderful. And I think I would have brought all my books for sure!! Lucky ladies and men!

Lizzie said...

Fabulous time by the looks of it Janet, what a talented group to be in the middle of...
Lizzie
xxx

liz said...

Must have been one amazing night. Thanks for sharing. I can just imagine the talk and the laughter.

shez said...

What a lovely post to read Janet i felt like i was there you could see how much fun you all had,what a blast and the quilts were gorgous.
cheers shez
http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

Linda said...

A gathering of Quilting Royalty to be sure! Thanks for sharing this special evening with us!

Terry said...

Oh how cool is that!! :0)

Sue-Anne said...

What an exciting night for you and how lucky to see all those beautiful quilts up close and personal like that. Not to mention, dining with the famous Kaffe and Brandon!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend at your classes.

Oops-Lah said...

Must have been a magical evening with all these quilting giants in one room (and I mean including you)! I didn't know Kim McLean lives in Australia. Is she an Aussie?

Julia said...

Oh wow Janet, how fabulous is that...I would have loved to have been there,to see the quilts..Such inspiration!
Julia ♥

Julia said...

Oh, I LOVE that quilt with Kim and Kaffe..on my list!
I have the pattern in Fabric of Society book..
Julia ♥

Notjustnat said...

Oh Janet, you really must have been in heaven. Meeting all your favorite quilt designers together! I haven't met Cathy, but from what I read on her blog she seems like a fabulous girl - Hugs Nat

Lori said...

It looks like you were all having a wonderful time. How fun to see Kim's quilts up close and personal. They are all so huge too! Amazing.

Lina said...

OMG!!! WOW!!! How exciting/fun night for everyone! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Goodness! Can you see me all the way across the world turning pea-green!? What a talented, gifted, and inspiration group of quilters to gather in one place! I cannot imagine. I would have sat there like a lump, all evening, with my chin on my chest. It looks like a simply fabulous time. And now I'll crawl back down to my sewing dungeon... Thanks for the glimpse.

imquilternity said...

How wonderful! What a great evening you had. You were right about a roomful of inspiring people...WOW!

LuAnn said...

Wow! What a great evening. Thanks for showing and telling about it. Kim's quilts are just fantastic. Let us know about your class.

Cardygirl said...

What a great night...have fun at your class!

Terrie Sandelin said...

What a night indeed! You lucky quilter you!!

Thimbleanna said...

HOLY COW Janet! What a night indeed! Could you even breathe? I would have been hyperventilating the whole time. How very exciting!!!

Joan said...

Fantastic for all of you...how very special!

Marjorie said...

What a party! Looks like fun!!!! I think I'd need a designated driver.

Nedra said...

Oh, to be a fly on the wall. What an amazing opportunity.

Piecefully Pam said...

Utterly SPECTACULAR!!! What an amaZING, magical, FUN filled time!!! Thank you for sharing with us, Janet!!! : ) This IS truly a Quilt Summit!!!

taylorsoutback said...

What a grand gathering! To share the dinner table with all those gifted quilters - the conversation must have been fabulous! And thank you for including photos of the quilts - they are each breathtaking.

Enjoy your class too!

Deb said...

Janet what a wonderful evening you would have had. How fabulous to meet all those people and all together at once. Those quilts are absolutely stunning, such clever, clever people.
Enjoy your class.

Jessica said...

How exciting! What an awesome experience - having dinner with designer royalty!
Have fun at those workshops! As if you wouldn't! LOL

Sonja♥ said...

Could you find your sleep after such an evening;)))
Or maybe you had some glorious colour dreams!
What a wonderful happening!!!

Sewjournal said...

You LUCKY DUCK! What a great evening. How lovely to see those quilts "in the flesh". Thanks for sharing it with us.

Christine said...

Oh what a treat, yes Kim's quilts are awsome and I have seen some of them up close when Kim was teaching the class at a friend home some years back.
I was luck to meet Kaffe and Brendon on their last trip to OZ, they are all fantastic people.
cheers
Christine

Quilt Azubi said...

great !!
thanks for sharing the pics !!! :)))

Shirley said...

Well Janet you quilt godess. What can I say that hasn't already been said. What a fantastic show and tell for us all. I am so envious. Enjoy the workshop and I shall look forward to hearing about it.
Love Shirley.xx

Kaaren said...

How exciting for you, Janet. I would love to have been a fly on the wall just soaking up all the gorgeousness and creativity.

I'm so thrilled for you!

Kathie said...

what a memorable night.
wish I could have been there too!
seeing her quilts in person would be a dream for me
Kathie

Kathie said...

what a memorable night.
wish I could have been there too!
seeing her quilts in person would be a dream for me
Kathie

Cathy said...

Wow Janet, you got some great pics! I can't believe you both got breath tested, lol! Simply wonderful to finally meet you, hope the next time won't be so long!! xo

Marit said...

Thank you for sharing such an amazing evening with us, Janet! It makes me smile just seeing the pictures. So much talent in one room!

Janet said...

How exciting. Can't wait to see your class project. Enjoy.
Janet

Miriam said...

Ohhh my goodness, what an amazing evening!!!!!

Enjoy Kim's class on Saturday!

Crispy said...

How fun is this?!!? That Turkish quilt is amazing!! As I told Cathy, it's so wonderful to put faces to all you ladies :0)

Crispy

Barb said...

Those quilts are sooooo amazing!

ranette said...

It looks like fun was had by all!!! So exciting to see Kim's quilts in person! Have fun in your workshop, I'll be there with you in spirit.
Thank you so much for sharing your fun evening with all of us :)

Stephanie said...

Lucky you to spend such a fabulous evening with even more fabulous and talented folks.

Donna~~ said...

Fun fun fun! What a oerfect evening! Thank you so much for sharing your photos! I saw your quilt on Cathy's blog too--FANTASTIC--it is so lovely--beyond words! I laughed out loud about the breath testing--great ending to a memorable night!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Lucky girls! What fun you must have had!

Vivian said...

What a fabulous gathering of fabulous quilters! I know I am in awe of all the talent corralled there that day. What an impressive group and you guys look like you had a lot of fun!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are so incredibly lucky. Wow.

Sally Anne said...

Wow, what an amazing night,!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and looking forward to hearing all about the class with Kim.......lucky you !

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's a creme de la creme of quilters! What a wonderful night it must have been. it must have been a bit surreal. You all look like you're having so much fun!! You're so lucky to be doing the workshop on the weekend, I know you'll have fun there too!!

Sharon said...

You lucky girl, looks like an evening to remember!

Linda C said...

Thanks for letting us be a fly on the wall on your wonderful magical night!! l can imagine the fun you all had. Precious memories.

Cheri said...

Oh what a night indeed, could you even fall asleep that night from the excitement? Enjoy the class, can't wait to hear/read about it. Thank you for sharing the experience!
Happy Stitching,
Cheri

Dixie said...

Looks like a fantastic, magical evening! So happy that you got to have such a great time!

dragonfly gypsy said...

It was a fabulous night Janet. Really great to finally meet. I am so glad we left the car at Kim's
place!!!!!! Cheers Sharron

Kim D. said...

Wow Janet, thanks for sharing the photo's with us. Looks like you had an amazing time. I would love to see the quilts and the people up close and personal. Fun Fun!!

Viviane said...

All is wonderfull...

Subee said...

Hi Janet,

What a great night we had and so
much fun - Will keep in touch.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

What a great night! I/m jealous, and it think we all are! all that talent in one room! woohoO!!

Carrie P. said...

wow, I bet that is a day you will never forget.

Doris said...

It's always fun to meet up with blog friends, isn't it? And in the midst of quilt celebrities... Looks like great fun!

Rosa said...

What an excited night!!

Karen said...

In my dreams I can only imagine what that must have been like to see all those quilts so close up and meet all those talented people. Thanks for sharing.