Look where I have been!
After admiring all the quilts and taking pictures of most of them, I walked towards the vendors, when I heard ‘hello Helen’, it was Pauline. I’m always a little surprised as I never expect to meet someone I know! Jacqueline was there also. The four of them had a fun day. But from what I gather, it was a long & tiring day but very successful.
After saying goodbye and wishing them a safe trip home, I continued my walk to the vendors.
I’ve finally met Esther Miller!! Both Pauline as Jacqueline mentioned that she was here at the OEQC. I got a personal tutorial from Esther Miller, using her special needle glider. As I don’t have my own quilting frame, I decided against purchasing one. But what did I buy?
Yes, my own sterling silver thimble.
I had a lovely inspiring chat and I hope I can meet her again next year. I’m considering going to one of her retreats! Want to read more, visit her website here.
I also went to the Den Haan & Wagenmakers booth and after admiring the Josephine quilt for nearly 2 years, I purchased the kit to make one myself. More information can be found here.
On the way out, I dropped in the booth that Gerda was managing for Petra Prins.
While chatting with Gerda, someone came alongside me and asked are you Helen from Helen’s Blog. It was Miranda, who I only know through her blog. We are two Janiacs crazy about the Dear Jane.
Again it becomes clear, that blogging brings so many people together. I’m sure we would never have met if it wasn’t because of our blogs. If I understood her correctly I think I will be meeting Miranda again soon and than I can admire her Dear Jane personally.
After my walkabout, I purchased one other item.
It was a very successful day as you can see. I went home content and with a big smile on my face.