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Thread: Pics of the program I did at my quilt guild

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    As promised, here's the link to the pics of me doing the program at my quilt guild that I belong to. I was the program speaker for the January meeting. Basically, it was just a trunk show of me talking about quilting, how I got into it, and showing my quilts and stuff that I've made. It was a lot of fun! We had a large attendance that night (71) members, which is larger than normal, so I was pretty nervous. Anyway, here's the link to the pics:

    http://www.arkansasquiltersguild.com...m01/index.html


    And here's a write up from the guild Newsletter:


    JANUARY PROGRAM NOTES

    Trunk Show
    By Eddie Landreth

    Otherwise known as:
    EDDIE’S SPEED QUILTING
    (I mean like really fast)

    Who is Eddie Landreth, you ask? Well if you
    haven’t been to guild meetings much in the last few
    months, you might not have met him. If you have
    attended, you know Eddie as the new guy that always
    brings one or two quilts to Show and Tell.

    Eddie started quilting in May of 2009. Yes, that’s
    right. He’s been quilting for only nine months. In that
    short time he has completed over 25 quilts. He showed
    us many of them with the help of his lovely Vanna
    (actually his wife, Melissa, who has also recently
    joined the guild). Patterns and/or fabric packets he
    showed us included: Disappearing 9-Patch, Cathedral
    Window, Friendship Daughter, Saratoga Star,Wildflower
    Serenade, Cashmere, Hidden Star, Gypsy Rose,
    Piece of Pie, Bowtie, and Portugal Charm Pack.

    Now, let’s learn more about Eddie. He lives in
    Benton, attended UALR and has a degree in Computer
    Science. So where did he get this sudden interest in
    quilts? Like many of us, did he grow up sleeping and
    playing under quilts made by our mothers and grandmothers?
    No. He became interested after being at a
    park where the Saline County Quilters had an exhibit.
    He then went to a Hastings bookstore and bought a
    magazine on quilting. Then it was off to Wal-Mart to
    find fabric to make a quilt from the magazine. Thus
    he became a quiltmaker. He saw a sewing machine as
    just another tool he could learn to use.

    Eddie soon determined that he was a “finisher.”
    He likes to buy charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cake
    fabric packets and then put them together in traditional
    patterns. He finds that getting perfectly
    matched points can be frustrating. He also experienced
    “sticker shock” when purchasing his first sewing
    machine; and then again when he needed to upgrade
    to something “Bigger.” He now uses a Brother QC
    1000. He completes his quilts entirely by machine.
    After pin basting, he machine quilts and then attaches
    the binding and fastens it by stitching in the ditch
    from the front of the Quilt. Eddie even uses his
    scraps, making pincushions and pot holders. His
    description of free motion quilting on a home machine
    is, “It’s like handling a wet monkey in a bathtub.”

    An important question from the audience: “Will
    this Quilting Phase pass?” Both Eddie and Melissa
    think it is here to stay. Eddie has been a painter since
    his teenage years. Now he can put his artistic talents
    to work making more and more of these lovely quilts.
    Thanks, Eddie, for such an amazing program.
    We’re so glad you found quilting and Arkansas
    Quilters Guild.

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    Also, I can't remember who I heard that "wet monkey" comment from, but I'm pretty sure it was here on the QB. And I have to agree! They all did, too! :D

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    Kudos to you Eddie!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: I bet this is only the first of many lectures for you!!!!! :-D

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    That's great Eddie!!! When you go national you can come and speak at my guild!!!

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    *****APPLAUSE*****
    Well done, Sir Eddie!
    It was interesting to see the write up.
    I looked at the pictures and thought: We saw some of those quilts born right here on the Board!
    how cool is that?
    And your lovely Vanna (Miss Melissa) ... the wind beneath your wings?
    Good Show!
    ***** APPLAUSE *****

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    Eddie, I bet you put a lot of the women (& men) there to shame, because you certainly put me to shame. Over 25 quilts - WOW. I enjoyed your presentation as I am sure your guild did. Keep up the good work....like you would ever stop quilting. You are a wonderful quilter and we all love looking at your creations.

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    When will you be taking your show on the road Eddie? We have a big guild in Lafayette, LA.... about 200 members. We have to have two meetings to accomadate everyone. Have you thought about teaching classes? :)

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    Wow Eddie, nice write up!! Hope you enjoy your fame...sounds like they loved you!

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    Way to go Eddie!! Wow I didn't realize you were that new to quilting! You'd never know it, I love all your work! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the pics and the write up Eddie! And we knew you first! LOL

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