Thursday, October 22, 2009

My first quilt show

In all my years of sewing and a few of quilting, I have never attended a quilt show.  A friend in my small group invited us to her guild's show.  Another friend from small group and I decided to go.  I don't know exactly what I expected but not what I saw,  I thought there might be 15-20 quilts.  Boy was I wrong, there were 167 beautiful quilts on display!  The show was held just a couple of miles down the road at my old church.  This is the church I grew up in.  Dan & I were married here and the boys were raised in this church.  

The quilts were draped over the pews, hanging in the windows and laying everywhere.  We weren’t allowed to touch any, which about killed me.  I’m a very textile person.  Only the ladies with the gloves on could touch the quilts.

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Of course, I came away with all sorts of new ideas to add to my "to-do" list. 

Here are a few of my favorites...

I love the redwork in this Winter Wonderland quilt and how they bordered it in tans and reds instead of all red and white.  I haven’t stitched any redwork yet but want to try it out sometime.Oct 17 18 weekend (9)

Oct 17 18 weekend (8) Isn’t this mason jar one unique?

The cabin made from strips is so creative.  This is definitely going on my project  list.Oct 17 18 weekend (7)

I love the grays, browns and blacks in this.Oct 17 18 weekend (16)

There were some very complex patterns but I tend to gravitate towards simplicity, so I really appreciate quilts like this one.Oct 17 18 weekend (13)


  1. Loved the quilt show. Thanks for sharing.

    I think that redwork is a pattern from

  2. I agree with you about the redwork quilt with the tans included. It really is different from what I've typically seen - just gorgeous!

    What a wonderful display of quilts!

  3. Quilt show are wonderful. I'm inspired just looking at your pictures! Happy quilting!

  4. I've made the Winter Wonderland quilt - it's waiting for the binding right now. But I never thought of using tans in the border! I do have several other redwork quilt patterns thought so I'll be thinking about that. blessings, marlene

  5. Beautiful, beautiful! The church is beautiful, too. How appropriate... bringing comforters into the house of the Comforter!

  6. Oh, Lori... love that top photo of all the quilts over the pews. I would want to touch them too. They are all so beautiful and unique.


  7. You really have quilting on your mind, don't you? I made one of those mason jar quilts several years ago for my daughter. It was great fun choosing the fabric.