Last week four of my dearest friends and I took off to the Paducah quilt show- Mecca for everything quilt related - and them some. It is a wonderful place- the whole town gets involved in making our stay the best it could possibly be - from the Boy Scouts making AWESOME strawberry shortcakes to the Rotary exhibiting antique quilts that bring tears to your eyes.
As you can imagine it is quite crowded - lots of people - In order for our group to pick each other out in a crowd I made yellow chicken feather hair clips. Sounds innocent doesn't it? Well let me tell you- it was truly amazing what happened - EVERYONE was telling us how much they liked them , and it went on and on. We really couldn't go 20 feet without someone acknowledging us - greeting, brief chats, telling us where our fellow feather wearers were. Even the men got in the act- except they thought we were Indians...."what tribe are we in?" The result was so cool- we got to meet SO many people from all over - share a smile and a few words.....Every day it got better and better - the culmination was 2 of our group being interviewed by a newspaper reporter and being in a front page article of the Sunday Paducah paper.
We decided to have a little fun and have our pictures taken with the quilt world "celebrities" - what a HOOT! They are really good sports and we had lots of fun with them- the following posts are the results of accosting some of the major people in the quilt world... I think they are still scratching their heads wondering what happened to them:-)
And it all started with a silly yellow feather hair clip!