Friday, November 7, 2014

Quilt Show

This morning I attended the Country Road Quilters quilt show, an event I look forward to every other year.
I love walking through the aisles looking at all the wonderful quilts on display, wondering what inspired the quilter to make that pattern, or choose this particular color or how long they have been quilting. This particular quilt just caught my eye and didn't let go, the maker explained her daughter is a tattoo artist and the pattern grew to this beauty:
When I first laid eyes on it I immediately thought it looks like a colorful tattoo, I can't imagine the hours and patience it took to applique this stunning quilt.

This one here captured my attention mainly because I have recently stepped into the realm of hand embroidery so when I saw this I gave a close look.
I love red work and I recognized the pattern as a Crab-Apple Hill pattern and as I looked closer I noticed one thing that really made me take notice.
I did not see one tracing mark only beautiful precise stitches and I meant to ask the quilter what she used to trace the pattern onto the fabric.  It is one of those things I've noticed on my embroidery piece, the lines I traced show even though I used the suggested ultra thin marker, I think next time I
am going to use a pencil which is supposed to fade within a few days. Though maybe her stitches are just so well made they hide the trace lines. Then again maybe the lines are there and I just need new glasses.
These pieces are some of the items in the silent auction, I like the small black tree piece under the pineapple.
I love this wonderful piece but did not bid, no place to display it, I bought several raffle tickets for gift baskets made up for quilters, I didn't think to snap a photo, but the baskets are lovely.
Another one of my favorite quilts in this years show, I love the old traditional patterns and the bright colors on this make me smile.
The bright colors and the block shape on this small quilt make me dizzy when I look at it too long but I like it.
The fabrics used for this quilt are quite stunning, sadly my photography is not, it looks as though
there are some Australian Aboriginal fabrics in the mix, though I'm just guessing.  This one here really looks great in person I have never seen log cabin blocks set in such a creative way at first I
thought it was in a bargello style like this one below but when I stepped closer the log cabin blocks stood out.
Here are a few small quilts
and another with hand embroidery which I love because of the witch theme and as you know I collect witches. This one is called Girl's Night Out.

Oh this sweet little crazy quilt, on the display card the quilter explained she was given the fairy pieces and decided to make a crazy quilt
a close up showing some lovely hand embroidery
and some beautiful ribbon embroidery too
and here are a few other quilts from today's show
sunbonnet Sue and overall Bill
Fence Rail
Well that's all for now, its been a long day and I am getting drowsy, after the quilt show I made a stop at the Yards n Yarn shop for the hand painted fabrics trunk show, I'll post more about the shows this week along with photos of the treasures I purchased today.


  1. So happy you felt well enough to get to the show!!! Great news! These are all so unique and beautiful. What a pleasure to see them! Thanks for sharing. Have you been to HUGS N KISSES blog? Helen does redwork embroidery on her gorgeous quilts! Here is the link if you want to see:

    1. Thank you for the link, I'm going to hop over there now.

  2. What a great show!

    Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

  3. I enjoy seeing the quilts, but I don't use them any more. I want something I can wash and dry in the dryer. But laziness aside, I think it's great that people are still making them.