Paducah Quilt Week

Last week, I took off a couple days and drove down to the Paducah Quilt Week. In addition to looking at all of the beautiful quilts and talking to vendors, I took two classes from Susie Monday.

Before I show you some of my favorites of the quilts, I wanted to tell you about my classes with Susie. I took Patterns and Tiled Designs by Hand and Ipad and From Ipad to Journal Quilt. So most of what I learned was how to use my Ipad to create interesting designs. For the second class we got to work and actually sewed.

This is as far as I got. I didn’t have the right color thread and also decided I wanted to redo my photo.

Here is Susie showing us how to attach our quilt to the canvas.

Our class and Susie.

So since I’ve been home I’ve been thinking about making these cute wall hangings – one for each of the cats we’ve lived with since getting married. I’ve been playing with a couple of the pictures. This is how I wanted my picture of Puddin to look. Now that I have it printed, I’m going to get this project done.


Susie is a great teacher. She knows her stuff and I love her attitude. If you have a chance to take one of her classes live, do so. You won’t be disappointed. However, if you can’t find her teaching near you, she also teaches online including this class, only I’m sure it’s in much more detail. You can check out her classes here.

Now to the quilts. Here are just a few of the many beautiful ones on display. Click on the picture to see a larger photo.


And a couple 1st place winners and closeups of them.

So much fun and so much inspiration. I definitely plan to go again next year.