Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Diva Is In Town

As you may remember, I am on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters' Association.  Each year we have a conference with workshops, wonderful instructors, a National Juried Show and several other quilt shows.

I decided it would be fun for the Board to 'Diva' it up at the next conference.   I bought patterns and mailed them to each Board member.   They had 10 months to finish it.  We need them for May. As typical quilters, only 2 of us are finished.  But in case any of them are reading this,  (even though none of them bother to follow my blog, kidding). I have complete faith that the others will finish in time.

This is the pattern I bought by Amy Bradley

I really think it should be a part of signing on to the Board.   Something like, 'must be willing to wear one outlandish outfit at each conference'.   I think that would foster a good relationship with the members, that or they will think we are off our rockers and overthrow us.

I decided to put mine onto a navy denim long vest that I might add I made in one day.   And not to brag or anything, (totally want to brag here) I did french seams and a piping on the edges.   The piping is blue and white dot fabric, seriously who doesn't love circles as binding on a vest!
This is my piping.

Here is the back of my jacket where my Diva resides.   She is wearing the best in fashion for 2013.   That really translates to me picking out fabric that is loud, bright and full of dots.  

In case you were wondering, those earrings are actual spools covered in fabric.   I know, you wish you had a pair.


Don't mind the snow in the background, I have been politely asking Mother Nature to please wake up and realize that spring was supposed to arrive last month.

What do you think of my Diva coat?   Should I start beefing up my resume as I may be turfed from the Board?





26 comments:

Brooke said...

AWESOME!!!

Kate said...

That's fabulous!!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I love it! You will be the belle of the “ball"!

lisainporthope said...

Everyone will know your name!

pegsplace said...

So COOL! You rock! They will sure know who you are...to be remembered! Love it! One of the women in our guild did this design and we all loved it! Those earrings really take the cake!

pegsplace said...

So COOL! You rock! They will sure know who you are...to be remembered! Love it! One of the women in our guild did this design and we all loved it! Those earrings really take the cake!

SarahVee said...

it's gorgeous! amazing work. i'm sure you have a fun shirt to wear with it;) love the length of the vest! one day to sew denim - i'm impressed. totally bragworthy LOL

What Comes Next? said...

love it! I'll be looking for it in Penticton!

Gill said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!
I love it!

elle said...

MY! She is quite a big girl! I didn't realize the size. Nicely done.

Janet said...

This is fantastic! Do you wear it out and about? I bet you get comments on it if you do.

Jacque said...

Oh my goodness, that is just fabulous! You are rocking that pattern, girl! Can't wait to see photos of you at the next board meeting! :) I think you will be elected chair, not thrown out!

CraftyViolet said...

I love it! Very creative. I bought some fabric with the quilting divas on it but haven't made anything out of them yet....but its on my list!

Renate said...

Love it Love it! especially the earrings!!

Karen said...

AWESOME! I think you need a pair of those earrings to wear with it.

Quilt Rat said...

EXCELLENT!!!! I'll be watching the Autumn issue to see the group shot! :-)

Diane Chambers said...

So cool, love it.Gives me a great idea, but a little shorter and I can wear it to our guilds and special events like the shop hop on May.

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

AH hahaha!! That is so awesome!! leave it you. You rock Jackie : ) heeehehe!

Lauren said...

That is GREAT! and I'm sure you'll have earrings to match. You come up with a plan and actually execute it! Can't wait to see it sometime.

Kat said...

Ah Ha! That is so nice of you to post your Diva online. She looks great! Thanks for the earring idea. Tee Hee.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!!!!! I just love it!! To be able to go out in that coat would be wonderful....great job!

Susan Being Snippy said...

Love the vest/coat! make sure to wear it at CQA as I will be there on Saturday and if I find you, I will introduce myself -- always nice to meet the person behind the words! See ya!

Mary Ann said...

Love it!!!!! I want one too....LOL

Linda said...

Just fabulous!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

I love your coat! Do you have a matching pair of earrings for your ears?

Mama Pea said...

Sah-weeet! I love that coat! I want one! You need to wear your red Converse shoes with that!