Through a mutual friend I made a new friend who lives in South Carolina -- Joyce G! Joyce does absolutely stunning machine quilting and just quilted two lap quilts for me -- which I'll show you when I get the binding finished. Anyway -- Joyce made my Galaxy quilt and quilted it and it's wonderful! She was kind enough to send me a photo.
I think it looks great! BTW: The black image at the bottom is Joyce's dog Rocky. I hope he likes the quilt as much as I do!
Greg and I are heading to Ames today to visit Reiman Gardens. I really want to see their rose gardens and the butterfly house. Unfortunately, we're under another "heat advisory" until Wednesday night so it's going to be beastly hot. Thankfully, they've got several buildings that have A/C so we'll have places to get cooled off. I know conditions won't be ideal but this is the opportunity I have so I'm going to grab it!
Actually, we're visiting The Gardens on our way to Des Moines for the night. I'm judging at the Iowa State Fair tomorrow -- which is my very favorite quilting gig! I'm a little nervous simply because I've been told that they've received a record number of entries this year. That's wonderful! Last year there were 860+ entries in the quilting categories -- everything from centerpieces, table runners and miniatures to king size quilts! .....this year there are even more??!!! Holy Buckets!! This is gonna be FUN!!! I'll keep you posted!