Still sunny in California

Yesterday was a great day to sit outside and sew… so, with a cup of coffee at my side, I made myself comfortable.


The temperature was about 75 degrees, just right!


I spent a happy few hours basting hexagons for a future project.


The fabrics are the new  Lady Rose Downton Abbey collection from Andover Fabrics. I’m still playing with the arrangement and design. I’m sure there will be more pictures at some point in the future!

It was time to return to the quilt show this morning. We set off down the hill once more.


The bridges and overpasses always worry me…


This one seems really high and it has a steep tilt as you go around the corner and down to join the freeway below.


A fire was burning in the recycling center and coupled with the strong Santa Ana winds there was a nice smog layer in the valley!

Fortunately the wind was blowing away from the convention center so the sky was clear where we were going…



I spent the first two hours in the African Folklore Embroidery booth. Leora and Matt were showing the lady from the South African Consulate around the show. They stopped for a quick picture by the Special Exhibit.

Then it was time to look at some quilts.

There were lots of quilts to look at! We walked up and down all the rows and checked our show catalog to make sure we didn’t miss one. The quilts in the Cherrywood challenge: Wicked were worth a second look. I took a few pictures…


The green fabrics supplied to each entrant were certainly vivid.


The show closed at 3.30. We were there right to the end. Well, Road to California is over for another year. I’ll be back!

Tomorrow Sheila and I are headed out to Temecula for a Quilt Retreat with the Inland Empire Quilters Guild. I have several projects to work on. The nuns don’t have wi-fi so I’ll be off line for a few days. Maybe it’ll be good for me?


  1. Nadine Donovan said:

    I would have loved to have seen the “Wicked” display. The pictures looked great!

    January 26, 2015
    • catherineredford said:

      It certainly was a wonderful display.

      January 26, 2015
  2. Teeter said:

    Where were you at Road. No one that I asked could direct me. I had hoped to purchase your CD on straight line quilting.

    January 26, 2015
    • catherineredford said:

      Sorry about that! I did two two hour demos with African Folklore Embroidery in the Ballroom. The DVDs and digital downloads are available at the Interweave Store.

      January 29, 2015
  3. Sharyn said:

    Catherine, just letting you know how unhappy I am with your DVD selling company, interweave.
    I ordered and Paid on Jan 9.
    This week I emailed the company and asked them to check the tracking, was it lost? Response? You’ll get an email when it does ship. Oh really?
    My response was a request to refund my money.
    Their response. You can return to sender when it gets there and then we’ll refund.

    I’d love to have the DVD it sounds wonderful, but I won’t spend my money with Interweave if that is their idea of customer service. I’m wondering how many others are displeased?

    Sharyn Woerz

    January 27, 2015
    • catherineredford said:

      Sharyn, I’m so sorry you’re having a problem with your order. I hope you enjoy it when it arrives!

      January 29, 2015

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