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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Scraps for Edna: July OMG finished!

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To maintain the spirit of Edna's original painting (see Monday's post) I quilted diagonal lines through the patches and parallel horizontal lines in the borders.

The light fabric at the top left of the back is white with blue/yellow/peach tattersall stripes. 

I will link up with One Monthly Goal in a couple of weeks.
Here is the OMG link up. 





Fox Chapel Books distributes craft and cooking books for several publishers, including quilt books from Landauer and Design Originals  The books caught my eye at ALA, as did the "first time exhibitor" sign. I introduced myself to Ken, thanked him for being a vendor, and asked if he planned to sell the books at the end of the show.    (Some vendors sell books during the show, others sell discounted books in the closing hours, others donate to schools/libraries in the conference city, others pack 'em up and take 'em home.)  He let me choose a book right then and said to check with him on Sunday afternoon.  I did. He said I could have ALL the quilt books for the ALA Biblioquilters but I couldn't take them until mid-day Monday when the show closed.  

The ALA Post Office was an aisle over from his booth but it was only until 3 p.m. on Sunday.  

What to do?  Ah-ha!  TBS was kitty-corner from Ken.   (TBS sells print-management systems. My library is a long-time customer.)  TBS vp Nathan said sure, TBS could take the books back to their office in south suburban Chicago.  I offered to drive down to pick them up. Nah, TBS would ship them to me.

The books were delivered late yesterday afternoon -- so late that I didn't know they'd arrived until I went out to get the newspaper this morning. Torrential rains came through overnight. The boxes were sodden. Fortunately the contents were well-wrapped in plastic and every book was dry.  
49 books, average list price $20!

I'll send a book to each person who contributed to this year's auction quilts [see the display  here], donate some to the Zion-Benton Public Library and my quilt guild -- and probably keep a few for myself as a reward for my efforts.

Linking up with Midweek Makers since it's Wednesday! 



12 comments:

  1. Congrats on your finish! And what a treasure-trove of books!

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  2. Wow! What a score! Your quilt is just lovely! Congratulations on your finish!

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  3. Beautiful finish. I LOVE the back. That's the way I do them here too. Use it up! Horray for OMG goals.

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  4. wow....such a simple quilt that makes a huge effect....well done good AND fast..

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  5. Lovely finish and so wonderful your sending on the donation books - everyone is paying it forward! Thanks for sharing this week on Midweek Makers!

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  6. Alrighty! I love to see someones finish. Looks wonderful. Hopefully it will inspire me to finish something besides a block...giggle.

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  7. A gorgeous finish!
    And a real score on the pile of books!!

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  8. Nice finish, and what a great deal on the books!

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  9. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love the quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  11. Beautiful finish! Congrats on meeting your July OMG. Oh wow quilting books. One of worst weaknesses. Looks like you did really well on that front too.

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