When I received an email a couple of weeks ago from Gina of Splinters and Threads letting me know she was going to be at the HMQS Expo, I knew I had to make the drive to SLC so I could meet her in real life! (She made the drive all the way from TEXAS!) I love taking the opportunity to meet many of my online friends “in real life” whenever possible.
Gina has really made something special with her embroidery designs. She has taken her love for machine embroidery and combined that with her years of quilting experience to create some one-of-a-kind quilt blocks that can be made entirely in the hoop!
Take for example the ever-classic, Dresdan Fan. The applique is made in the hoop for the 4×4 hoop sizes. The finished size of the product will be 10.5″ across. The applique is made in a way that there are no raw edges or satin stitches, and no special hoop is required!
And at this time of year, I think a quilt filled with beautiful, intricate butterflies would surely catch my attention. Gina’s detail to gorgeous linework is very apparent in everything that she does.
(And just FYI…our video got cut off at the end from a dead battery! Aack! So I apologize, but hope you were able to enjoy your “tour” of Gina’s booth!)
Thank you, Gina for your warm and gracious welcome to me that day. I truly enjoyed our visit and look forward to seeing you again.