This week we had a big event to do with our MINI club. MINI Take the States is a nine day driving event where participants drive across multiple states, stopping each evening along the way for fun activities hosted by local cubs. This year the route took them from Burlington, Vermont down to Greenville, South Carolina. When they reached Asheville, it was our club’s turn. Our local group, the Appalachian Mountain MINIs hosted a concert at a local brewery. Parking in the lot, already MINIs are gathering. Our MINI is the red one. My Sweet Babboo put our AMM magnetic club logos on the sides of the car.
Tents were set up for registration, along with two MINI dealers giving away freebies. We arrived early to work the registration desk, checking people in and giving them their packets and t-shirts. The concert began at 6:30 and went until 8:30.
Hundreds of MINIs showed up for our party and concert!
Participants parked in the fields all around the brewery.
We estimate about 500 people and somewhere close to 300 MINIs were there. The directors planned for 600, so we had no problems accommodating that number. It is a hoot to see all these MINIs in one spot, with their customized paint, wraps of fun patterns and themed accessories.
In the sewing room on Friday, I got a bit of a start on the quilting of the Project Linus quilt. I decided to quilt it in navy blue thread.
I like how it adds texture to the dark blues and some pattern to the whites. I hope to finish the quilting this coming week.
I added a label to the back of the red and white one, so it is now ready to turn in.
I pulled some fabrics for a quilted jacket this week, but I don’t have enough of these prints to make it. I like the intensity of the blues and purples on the black background. I need a solid black to go with them, so a little shopping may be in order. There are five fat quarters that coordinate with different scale prints. But I need 2-1/2 yards total to make the jacket I have in mind. I’m not going to use a sweatshirt, I plan to do some piecing, then quilt a large piece of fabric. I’ll cut the jacket pieces from that. For now, I cut the pattern pieces out, and made the adjustments for my petite height.
So, with luck, I might get a bit of time at home this week to get progress made on multiple projects. What are your plans for this week?