Ode to October

You know I love October for the Holiday, and for the fabulous cool Fall weather, but October in Des Moines, Iowa also means the American Quilter’s Society Show and in conjunction with that, our local Des Moines Area Quilt Guild show.  Yesterday was opening day, and I took a day of vacation from work and headed on over.  I ran into some blog friends…

Linda, Patty and me!

Had lunch with a local quilty friend, Tricia, who is taking classes at the show every. single. day.  Lucky girl.

and soaked in the sights of beautiful quilts and inspiration everywhere!  AQS allows photos but asks that they be used for personal use only and not shared online.  I’d love to share the quilt love, but I don’t want to get in trouble.  If you get the opportunity to attend any of these International juried quilt shows, I highly recommend it.

Now, on to the Halloween Party.  I haven’t gotten much of my own sewing done this week, what with skipping off to quilt shows, etc.  But I want to send you to a friend’s website to see the totally ghoulish and freaky foundation patterns she is developing along with her family’s input…  When this quilt is finihsed, she’s going to have the coolest Halloween Quilt on the web!

This is Sonja’s Carl Frankenstein:

I “met”  Sonja Callaghan, a.k.a Artisania, through my first Virtual Quilt Bee, Sew Connected 2.  She made this totally awesome, rockin’ barn block for my yet-to-be-finished Neighborhood Quilt.  She rocks as a foundation piecer, and designer.  You can buy a pattern for Carl Frankenstein and all his ghoulish pals here.   Seriously.  Go check out Sonja’s site and tell her I said Hi!
Don’t forget to comment on my October posts…there is a giveaway coming at the end of the month and the more posts you comment on the better your chances of winning…. 
Now, go check out Sonja’s shop! 
At the end of October, I will be giving away multiple prizes, including a quilted item, holiday fabric, patterns, etc.  The more posts you comment on in October the better your chances of winning something!  Follow my blog and you have an even better chance!!!
What is your favorite month of the year?  What is it that you like love about it? 

9 thoughts on “Ode to October

  1. I wish I was going to the Des Moines show this year. I have gone the past two years, but family health issues didn't allow it this year. It is such a wonderful show.

  2. i so wish i could have come down for the show! maybe i can plan ahead next year?

    i think i love November the best. weird, maybe. but i love the thanksgiving holiday. and usually it's not INSANELY cold yet. perfect quilting weather. need i say more? 😉

  3. Fun stuff! October is my favorite month. Halloween is fabulous. It is fall. And it is the beginning of 3 splendid months of holidays!! I get so excited in October!

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