The Fresno Dixieland Society's Sounds of Mardi Gras jazz festival is coming up soon -- February 4-7. Bands and guest artists include Grand Dominion Jazz Band, Climax Jazz Band, High Sierra Jazz Band, Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band, Yosemite Jazz Band, Titanic Jazz Band, Devil Mountain Jazz Band, New Eldorado Jazz Band, Blue Street Jazz Band, George Probert, and Carl Sonny Leyland. There are several special events, including one of the finest Parasol Parades on the festival circuit. All four venues are under one roof at the Radisson Hotel. More information is available at 559-292-3999.
On The Home Front
The quilt, named "Wedding Quilt" by the pattern creator, is off the machine!
The quilting was finished today and the binding sewn to the front. Now comes the hard part -- cleaning up any loose threads and 'nests' on the back and hand-sewing the binding. The quilt is 97-1/2" square, so that's 390 inches of hand stitching around all four sides. Still, if this one doesn't sell, I'll be glad to keep it!