Sunday, September 18, 2011

My visit to a local quilt show

Yesterday after a meeting at my church, I headed to a quilt show in the area.  I haven't been to a quilt show since the International Quilt Festival moved out of Chicago! This show wasn't anywhere as extensive as that but there were some beautiful quilts! Here is a small sample...

These 3 were my favorites in the mini quilt category.

Love the use of different fabrics to make the thread!

Love mini hexies! All done by hand!

There is something about black and white outlined with a touch of red!

The next were throw are some of my favorites...

Simple but interesting!

Some great snowmen scenes and cute embellishments!

Great embroidery of a favorite verse. Beautifully done!

This was my favorite of all. 9-patched pieced and applique in wool. The details and quilting were gorgeous!

The colors were magnificent! Love how the star spins!

Another beautiful quilt with great color!

A Frank Lloyd Wright window quilt. Love the blues to green.  I made a similar quilt for my mom and these are not the easiest. The black 'leading' is only 1/4" wide.

I'll leave the remaining categories for another time but I will show you my treasures from the vendors. What's a show without a little fabric therapy?

Can I say L.O.V.E! 
I am totally smitten with Hometown by Sweetwater. I just couldn't resist this little kit for a table runner. 

Do you believe that my LQS did not order this line? What were they thinking? I will be getting more!

I fell in love with these pretties...

Just had to have me some ginkgo leaves.

And finally some red/white dots for the binding on a future project and some green batik to add to what I showed here.

After dinner with my DH, DD1 and her boyfriend, I was able to finish the remaining 24 blocks on my personal challenge quilt. Now I'm working on stitching it together! Progress pictures soon!


  1. Beautiful quilts! I really like the spools! And I think the combination of wool applique with the nine patches is such a good idea. Of COURSE you can't attend a show without a little fabric therapy!

  2. Thanks for sharing the photos of the quilt show. I'm drawn to the Frank Lloyd Wright window quilt. I love the Sweetwater line also and am glad my LQS has it in stock (and I had the fun of making up the shop sample in it). You got some good Fabric Therapy there, girl!

  3. I love the spool quilt. The 9 patch was beautiful.
    Wish I could have been with you to see it all and to buy some of the pretty fabric you chose.


Sweet sentiments