Thursday, July 31, 2008

Prom Dress Swap Purse

I had one comment recently that asked me to tell you more about the Omaha Crazy Quilt Convention. Soo...every year they have what is called the Prom Dress Swap. Everyone who wants to participate brings a prom dress (like from a garage sale or Goodwill). The dresses are all laid out on tables and at the count of three, everyone proceeds to cut the dresses up. Of course you must be polite and no matter how well you like a dress you should save some for the next person...Well that night after the swap we were all admiring our fabrics and an idea came to us. Why don't we make something for the Scholarship auction with the prom dress fabrics. So, I went through my fabrics the other day and came up with these two squares. I figure if I do one seam or open spot a week it will be ready for the convention next year. Oh.... and I have decided it will be a purse. Oh if it is too pretty well...I don't know what I will do!

See you later,



  1. I love the colors you got into the block. That must have been so much fun - to get the fabrics, and then to come up with this great idea. If it turns out to be too pretty to part with, you will have to make something else. =)

  2. Val, I have just now discovered your blog through Jo's sidebar listing. I've been reading all your previous postings and seeing all the beautiful things you have done. I'm so excited to have found you!

    I look forward to meeting you in person in November at your upcoming retreat. We have five in our local group signed up and we just can't wait for November to arrive.

  3. Prom dress swap purse so beautiful with the colours.I like that to get the fabrics, its so fun.