Sunday, August 13, 2006

Pacific Northwest Quiltfest - August 12, 2006 - Old and New Friends

While at the Pacific Northwest Quiltfest on Saturday, Dot and I were on the lookout for two friends that we had shared a room with in Sisters, Oregon the year before. These ladies were part of a quilt guild in the interior of British Columbia. We had joined their guild members on a bus trip to the famous outdoors quilt show in Sisters, Oregon in July 2005. We have been sending the odd e-mail message, but we have not seen each other in person since. We knew from a quilting newsletter distributed to the province that this group would be attending the Seattle quilt show. It was not until the very end of our day that we stumbled upon each other.

Pictured from left to right: Lucy, Laurie, Dot, and myself.

Lucy and Laurie: Look for Dot and I next spring at your guild's 25th Anniversary Quilt Show--Silver Threads! We picked up a flyer advertising the date and location and are putting this one on our calendars.

Pictured from left to right: Dot, Patti, and myself.

While waiting to pay for my quilt show pin, there was a lady ahead of me paying for her purchases. Because I was standing parallel to her, I could get a good look at her profile. I had been looking for her all day--her picture was imprinted in my brain. All of a sudden it occurred to me that the woman I had been looking at was the person I had been looking for all day--Patti!

Patti: Although we only spoke briefly, your smile and enthusiasm are infectious and reflect a warm personality. I look forward to meeting up with you again at future quilting events. I am sure our paths will cross again!

Now you might be asking who Dot is. Dot is my quilting travel buddy. We have been to several quilt shows together, including Sisters, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.

Meeting up with old friends and meeting new a new friend was the perfect ending to a perfect day. This is proof positive that quilt shows bring together great people!


  1. love that you were able to meet Patti in person-well done on your not buying-though you had something to look for that you could have purchased. I love Janet Fogg's work-sorry I missed going this year.

  2. I'm so sorry it was such a quick meeting - we'll have to plan for something where we can really get to know each other a bit more.

  3. It's truly a very small world! So nice that you got to see your friends from the Sister's Show and that you got to meet Patti. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

  4. What fun! A couple of years ago at a quilt show, a lady and I both reached for a Marie Webster book (good thing there were two copies), and all of a sudden she asked if I was Vicky. I was stunned! It turns out we're on the same online message board.

    Your pictures are great! Sounds like you had a blast!

  5. So happy you got to go to the APNQ show! I mentioned to Patti that we used to live in Issaquah, WA and the day the movers came to move us to VA I went to the show with my friends. I couldn't stand to miss it! Great to have a quilt buddy to travel with. I like your links too. Good job!

  6. Norma,
    If you go to, and click on "Community" you can type in Janet Fogg's name. Her cat and bear quilts are both there in different peoples' albums.
    Glad to see you had a great time at the show and that you were able to stay on our "diet".

  7. Oh, cool! You two did get to see each other even if just for a little bit. Sounds like a good trip was had by all!