March 26, 2008

Quilter's Heritage Celebration in Lancaster



I stopped by The Host Conference Center outside of Lancaster this evening. Setup is underway for the QHC exhibit that starts tomorrow. I was there to loan this quilt, "Prickly Sow Thistle", to Morna McEver Golletz, editor of The Professional Quilter Magazine, for display in her booth. She likes to borrow something bright and colorful to draw the attention of the crowd, and I think this one will work well!


Morna paid me the honor of choosing my quilt "Tall Blue Lettuce" for the fall 2006 cover of the magazine.

Stop by the booth if you are at the show, and consider subscribing--it's an excellent publication.

One of the things I love about living in Lancaster County is the frequency of surreal experiences...as I was driving back from the Host, I came upon an Amish horse drawn buggy. This is not an uncommon occurrence on the back roads, but this was a 7 lane highway along a busy commercial strip, at rush hour. The horse was doing well considering the semis roaring past it, but was starting to balk. I slowed down and positioned myself behind the buggy with my flashers going, setting an example to help calm the rest of the traffic so the buggy could change lanes and turn off onto a side street. My good karma/good deed for the day!

2 comments:

lyric said...

Bless you what a lovely thing to do! I always go out of my way to do good driving deeds and yes, indeed, it all comes back to you.

Beautiful artwork too!

Sue Reno said...

Thanks, Lyric! One of the other things I love about living here is that most people, and drivers, are decent and considerate. I'm just doing my part in the general zeitgeist.