Saturday, June 30, 2007

Quilty People

The other night at the SCVQA (our little - NOT - quilt guild here in Santa Clara, CA), I had the pleasure of meeting up with a bunch of cool people.

First of all on the left is Annie Smith. If you don't listen to her podcast, you must be crazy because it's the coolest thing out there on the web. Annie is even more lovely in person than she is on her podcast - who knew that could even be possible.

She gave me an awesome book on Japanese quilting - Thanks Annie! and took the time to have dinner with me which was really an amazing highlight of the evening.

Next to Annie is Mark Lipinski, who is an amazing quilter, and who is the editor of his own magazine, Quilter's Home. Personally, I think it's the only quilting magazine worth reading that comes out in the U.S.

I'm next to Mark (he's seriously tall!! I'm not really all that height challenged, really...I'm at least 5'6...with my shoes on).

On the right of me is Holly. She's an amazing applique goddess, and has her own web site as well where she sells awesome adorable stamps and quilt patterns. She's got a passion for animals, and it really comes through in her work. Total sweetie...her web site is as cute as she is.


Jelly Wares said...

Hi Marisa,
WOW!! Sounds like you had a fantastic time and got a chance to meet some wonderful people. How often does the SCVQA get the opportunity to meet up?
I'll have to chech this Annie lady out, she's sounds great!


Chara Michele said...

Sounds fun! It is great to be able to put a face to your name:)

Amy said...

What a guild! I used to listen to Annie's podcast all the time...when I had the time. She gave some great quilting tips :)

Lynn said...

Marisa, I just joined the SCVQA a couple weeks ago, but couldn't make it to the meeting last thursday. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for you next time!

Natalie said...

Went visiting all three sites... what gems! Thank you for sharing your friends.

rdrop said...

Wow I found an SCVQA member! I just joined a month or two ago. I went to this meeting. Mark is so funny! I love him! ^_^