Tampa OSQE and Mancuso Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show Report

Hello!  I arrived home last night after a whirlwind 4200 mile, two week trip to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo show in Tampa, FL and the Mancuso Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton, VA.

The two shows were fantastic.  This was my first time to the Tampa show, and the venue and producer support were so fabulous that I have added their Atlanta, GA show to our calendar for March 11-13, 2010.  This was the seventh time Just Curves was in the Hampton show, and the second year I have taught there.

The Show & Tell, photo above, is the opportunity for registrants and teachers to relive the fun of their classes and show what the classes were all about.  George Siciliano had preceded me onto the stage to show his wonderful miniature quilts (one 13-inch quilt has over 1000 pieces!) and to mention his new invention that helps make them.  He told the story of a woman who yelled in a crowded hotel lobby, “George, I love your tool!”   I couldn’t resist asking, when it was my turn on the stage, if working in such miniature scale means that his tool is also very small.  To which he replied, deadpan and without missing a beat, “It comes in two sizes.”  It brought down the house!

Here are a few photos from my classes on Drunkard’s Path and Pieced Dresden Plate.  The classes were full and all the students were successful.

Class Fun

More Class Fun

Pieced Dresden Plates

Of particular note, I have to single out Deborah Van Wyck.  Prior to this class, she had never machine pieced a quilt nor used a rotary cutter and acrylic templates.  She completed her block entirely in the 3-hour class.  Kudos to Deborah!

Deborah’s Pieced Dresden Plate

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  1. Yes, certainly applause to Debbie, what a wonderful feat!! Congratulations.
    My Sandy, you were riske in your little story, glad the end brought the house down. You are SO quick-witted, I admire you immensely. What a great class too. Brings back memories of the classes you’ve done here in Australia. See you soon!

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