Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Paula's on the Road

Happy New Year!!!  It's certainly been a long time since I last posted and so much has happened since then.  We've been through International Quilt Market and Festival (both a huge success), one case of the flu, Thanksgiving, one move (Paula), Christmas, New Year's, cold weather for warm places (Mary Ellen and Paula), the introduction of our Bristle Creek Farmhouse BOM program (another huge success), and the writing of a new book - whew, I'm exhausted reading all of that!! We're looking forward to a great 2018!

We have so many things planned for this year and I will try to keep you better informed about them, but first up, Paula is on the road and you can find her in Jefferson, TX at the Jefferson Quilt Show, "Quilts on the Bayou". This is the 15th anniversary of this wonderful quilt show and Paula is the guest lecturer. The show is Friday - Sunday, January 26-28 at the Jefferson Institute in Jefferson, TX. Paula's lecture and trunk show will be Saturday, January 27th at noon and her topic is: "History from the 1800"s".  You'll have the chance to see some of our favorite quilts up close and personal.

Jefferson, TX sits on the banks of the Big Cypress Bayou and is known as the Belle of the Bayou. Offering a look back into 19th century Texas, Jefferson's brick paved streets and antebellum homes carry guests back to a time past. It's numerous attractions, beautiful overnight accommodations and great restaurants have earned it a new nickname, the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas. We were vendors at the quilt show for a number of years and always enjoyed what Jefferson has to offer - great restaurants, beautiful B and B's and fun things to do.  If you go, be sure to check out the great antique shops and the Gone With the Wind Museum.

We traveled all over the US for quilt shows and have eaten in many great and unique restaurants, but probably one at the top of our list is right there in Jefferson, Kitt's Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar! Sandwiches served on cornbread! Can we just say yummy?? My favorite is the ham and cheese on broccoli cornbread.  We liked this place so much that if we were going to be passing through the area, we would make sure it was lunch time! 
My favorite - ham and cheese on broccoli cornbread
So, if you're in the area, check out Jefferson and the Quilts on the Bayou Quilt Show. Stop by and see Paula's trunk show and here the history of some of our quilts, check out an antique shop or two, visit a museum and grab a cornbread sandwich.  It will be well worth your time!

If you haven't had a chance, visit our website and check out our newest patterns and quilts.  Red Crinoline Quilts. Now, while Paula is dazzling them in Jefferson, I'll be hanging with my peeps at our retreat at Camp Blanding in Starke, FL. Time to plan my projects and start packing!

Until next time, happy quilting, 
Mary Ellen