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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MQS Blues

Now WHY am I blue about the Machine Quilters Showcase being held this week in Overland Park, KS? BECAUSE I AM NOT THERE!

We debated back and forth as to whether or not to attend this year. Since my inspiration lagged and I did not get any quilts finished to send this year I decided not to attend. Why go all that way if I have nothing hanging in the show? Now I am kicking myself for that decision as I am reading posts on the MQP list of others heading off to KS. I WANT TO BE THERE, TOO!

It has been such a wonderful trip in the past, traveling to KS in our RV and spending 4-5 days there. Last year I worked 3 days in the quilt judging room, helped to hang quilts for the show, took classes, and had some wonderful shopping, as well. DH even worked at the show, volunteering for 1 day. But he had so much fun he actually ended up working 4 days at the show while I did "my thing".

I regret not deciding to go (and I regret not pressing through to finish some quilts to send), but I guess the good thing about it is that we will soon be leaving for our cruise to Alaska, which we probably would not have done had we planned on going to MQS. That's a pretty good trade-off, but I still miss being at the show. Next year I will FOR SURE see to it that I do get some quilts made to send, and I will really plan on being there, and working in the judging room again.

So those of you that are there this week, have a great time. Aw... I don't need to tell you that because I KNOW you will!

Have a blessed day!


  1. I've been to Alaska and you will really enjoy your trip. There is always next year for MQS as well!!! Don't feel sad!

    A BIG Hug!!

  2. You probably needed to save your energy for Alaska! So, don't be sad, I'm not going to either one of these fun places this year.


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