Quilt Show

A coworker told me about a nearby quilt show this week. So I headed down to check it out after work yesterday. It had nearly as many vendors as quilts in the show! This was, hands down, my favorite quilt there. 

 
I wish they would have had it displayed so you could see the whole thing but they hung it folded in half. Such a shame, especially since there were so few quilts to begin with.

 
The cool thing about this quilt was the machine quilting done on a chain stitch machine! 

 
This rebel quilter was stippling long before most of us were born! And she must have quilted it upside down so the chain showed on top. Here is a peek at the back. 

 And no, I didn’t touch it to take the picture. LOL  ! This next quilt was done by the same lady. I couldn’t see the back to see if she quilted this one with a chain stitch as well. 

 Here is another oldie that I loved. 

    
 
This Dear Jane was stunning. 

   
The flower was apparently the ribbon but there was no indication of category. I found that frustrating. 

It was a fun afternoon, but not a must see show. Given the space they had, it could have been really great. I think they need to work on getting the word out so more quilts are entered next time.

Happy quilting!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Quilt Show

  1. Val says:

    How odd not to display the entire hexagon quilt. Perhaps they were hiding a damaged area?

  2. LOVED all of the antique quilts!! Just beautiful!

  3. audrey says:

    Thanks for sharing! Love to see the older quilts especially. It’s a shame to not show every quilt in a show hung upright and full view. That’s why I quit putting my quilts in the county fair years ago.

  4. Cécile says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Katy ! And yes….the Dear Jane is gorgeous ! Love its outer border !! So original !

  5. Thanks for picking out some hilights to share. It is interesting to see that fmq patterns are not so modern!

  6. Kathy says:

    Those were some gorgeous quilts – thanks for sharing. Unfortunately most of the quilts in the guild shows around here are quilted by check. 😟

  7. Carol Woosley says:

    The aging pool of active quilters makes quilt shows “the art of the possible.” Quilters must balance the joy of working on quilts with the joy of sharing those quilts with the public.
    I haven’t got enough years left to hand quilt all the quilts I want to make, nor the strength to cram a bed-sized quilt under the arm of my machine. Thank goodness I figured out a system to machine quilt bed-sized quilts in sections, similar to Marti Mitchell’s method, or I, too, would be dragging out my my checkbook.

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