more quilt love
As if I wasn't already ready to jump into quilting (see last week's post), Saturday I went to a local quilt show with my friend Catherine. This is the second time we've gone, but this time it was definitely much larger. And even more lovely.
Above is a quilt that was a raffle prize that a group made, raising money for a local charity. It was one of the first quilts we saw, and it was very WOW! The combination of colors and patterns in this one really made it a stand out kind of quilt.
The show was held at a community center that used to be a church and school. It makes the atmosphere pretty special, with the high ceilings and stained glass windows!
There was a nice mix of large, intricate quilts, and smaller guild challenge pieces (really fun to see different interpretations of things!). It made both my friend and I feel like we could make a smaller piece and not get too discouraged. For example, the yoyo quilt below looked feasible, if done smaller to start. Right?
The colors on this quilt were sooo great. Like pastel ice cream, but bright and warm. (Warm ice cream? You know what I mean!)
And while many of the quilts had a similar "quilty" feeling, no two were alike. Well, except for the two that both used the same pattern, which was mainly embroidery! (That's okay...one was quite possibly the best crayon tinting I've ever seen.) But in contrast to all the rest, were some like these that really have different looks and materials:
After viewing over 120 quilts, we headed to the vendor hall. The best shop in the whole place (at least to me!) had a lot of vintage items, quilting goodness, and embroidery to go with it all. I bought an apron (which I'll show off eventually), and Catherine bought an apron...for me!
Perfect for coming from a quilt show! And then, I might have bought these paper pieces for starting what could be a very dangerous road:
As one person pointed out to me, quilting and embroidery go so well together! And as I pointed out to her, the stash that accumulates for quilting is much larger! Official goal: Make a small quilty something by the end of this year.
By Mollie Johanson at Monday, July 23, 2012