Dan and Gary were such good sports to wander around a woman filled convention center all morning plus they did it with very little complaining to boot! The best part was when we walked in the door, they gave us a plastic glove (in case we wanted to touch the quilts). The look on Dan’s face was priceless! He was a tad confused by it.
However, he was enthralled with a long arm quilting machine being demonstrated, so that kept him (& I) occupied for a good part of the time. His wheels were definitely turning so who am I to stop that motion? He’s thinking custom quilting could be a good supplementary income when we relocate some day. I told him to keep thinking those good thoughts!
Most of the quilts we saw were way out of my league as far as
This one was Dan’s favorite. It was in shades of brown and cream and had 3700 pieces to it. I can’t even imagine piecing that much together. I have trouble finishing a quilt with 8” squares.
Love the colors on this one. The turquoise and royal blue against the black was wonderful.
There were a number of what I would call “scenery” quilts. Just look at the colors of the sky they pieced behind the branches.
I’m most definitely not into tigers nor would I want this on my bed but I can certainly still appreciate the skill and work it took to piece this tiger quilt. The entire thing was made up of 1” squares and looked to be about a queen size quilt. That’s a lot of squares!
This quilt won best of show. The picture doesn’t do it justice. The oranges and purples were way more vibrant than the picture shows.
I liked the simplicity of this one, especially the leaf border.
I still really like red and black together. Maybe it goes back to my high school days and our school colors.
This was my favorite. I love the whimsy of it. It’s just plain fun! Notice the patchwork field behind the house and the tornado coming across it.
Hope you enjoyed coming along with me to the show. :)