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Posts Tagged ‘Road 2016’

Mixing Generations Makes Great Quilt Friends

Friday, July 8th, 2016

020 Valerie Hall and Velma Anderson, age 80,  met two years ago through their quilt guild, the African American Quilt Guild. The guild was having its show and Valerie struck up a conversation with Velma while waiting in line to buy fabric. Velma has been quilting since she was 9 years old. Valerie is just starting out. She says she is “learning the process.”  Velma said that she is “trying to be a good example to Valerie in helping her quilt.”  Road 2016 was Valerie’s first time at the show and she “loved it.” The show was Velma’s 5th time. She enjoyed the show as well but remarked, “I never have enough money.” 166 These three friends are each exactly 10 years apart in age. All from the Seattle area, Lois was born in 1949, Teresa was born in 1959, and Michele was born in 1969. They met 12 years ago at a quilt retreat. All three wanted to quilt, but didn’t have any quilting friends, so they signed up for the retreat and have been friends ever since. They came to Road 2016 with their quilt teacher and three other friends. Because of their teacher, Lois, Teresa, and Michele prefer traditional quilting using Civil War fabrics. However, they did say, “We also like to get out of the box.” They stayed the whole week of Road, starting with Preview Night on Wednesday, where they appreciated seeing all the quilts without the crowds. During the show, they had expectations to see high quality quilts and do a lot of shopping. They all agreed that their expectations were met. And what made their trip even more fun was that Teresa was a grand prize winner, having won 2 tickets to Road from a contest Road had sponsored last fall. [caption id="attachment_4158" align="aligncenter" width="625"]224 Charlotte, Brittany and Lisa[/caption] Lisa and Charlotte are running buddies. Lisa was always talking about her quilting and Charlotte wanted to learn how to quilt, so in 2012, Lisa started teaching her. After Charlotte began quilting, that interested her daughter Brittany to start. Now, Lisa, Charlotte and Brittany all belong to the same quilt guild. Lisa has been coming to Road since it began 21 years ago. She enjoys coming to the show because “it is a wonderful opportunity to meet other quilters.” No matter your age, sharing a love of quilting can break down any generation gap.]]>

Veterans Are A Welcome Sight At Road

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

212 Lee and Ginger Ashworth are from Beaverton, Oregon. Road 2016 was the 7th year in a row that they have visited Road. It is their tradition to come to the show. They like to see the “variety of quilts” and “talk to all the people.” Because they travel somewhere on Route 66 each year, they really enjoyed the Route 66 Special Exhibit in 2013. Ginger has been quilting for 25 years and Lee is a retired corporal in the US Navy.007 Jim and Cathie are from Ridgecrest, California. Jim also served in the Navy. He served for 22 years. Cathie has been coming to Road for the past 5 years with her guild, the High Desert Quilt Guild. One year, Cathie was in a wheelchair and couldn’t take the guild bus so Jim drove her to the show. He has been back to the show ever since.  This year, Cathie got the dates of the show mixed up and they accidentally came the weekend before!!! They decided to stay in Ontario for the weekend before heading home. Even with a rotator cuff issue and her right hip and left leg injured, Cathie and Jim returned the 128 miles one way trip so they wouldn’t miss the show. Jim says, “I like to support the quilter.” We are glad he does!!]]>

Why Have Your Photo Taken At Road 2016?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Mini Portrait Photo Sessions by appointment only, Thursday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Why would our guests want to take time to have a Portrait Photo Session with Bonnie at our quilt show? 1. It provides a mini break to sit and recuperate before going back to see more quilts…and it’s fun. Appointments can also be scheduled before and after classes if there is space. [caption id="attachment_3589" align="aligncenter" width="565"]testimonial testimonial[/caption] 2. It’s a great way to update personal photos. Bonnie testimonialLaurie 3. Bonnie’s professional experience with posing and lighting provides the best photo. She also edits the pictures to soften wrinkles and blemishes. She will even remove a pound or two if  requested!! [caption id="attachment_3587" align="aligncenter" width="538"]testimonial testimonial[/caption] 4. It’s a great opportunity to get a new photo for Facebook, a website, blog, class promo or a new book.BonnieMcCafferyPhotoLindaThielfoldt_068crop 5. Quilt winners can have their pictures taken in front of their quilt.

How do you register for one of Bonnie’s Mini Portrait Photo Sessions? 

1. Signup today for your Road to California Portrait Session.   Bonnie needs to arrange her schedule before she makes her travel arrangements, so please register as soon as possible . 2. About a month before Road 2016, a confirmation email with session details including your scheduled date and time for your appointment will be sent. 3. Once at Road 2016, Bonnie will be texting participants with the exact on-site location. 4. Please be on time for your appointment time (don’t be late). 5. Bonnie will take several photos during each session. After the pictures are taken, you will have a chance to to look at your photos and select which ones you will be purchasing. One or two digitals are included in the session fee. You are welcome to purchase additional photos. 6. Approximately 6 weeks after Road 2016, you will receive your beautiful photos. To learn more about Bonnie McCaffery Photography, please visit her website.    ]]>