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Quilt Show Finds

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.

Quilt Show Finds

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?

Quilt Show Finds
Quilt Show Finds

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:

Quilt Show Finds
Quilt Show Finds

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!

Quilt Show Finds

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:

Quilt Show Finds

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.

12 comments:

  1. Go for it!! I did five years ago and I have never been sorry. It is fun and amazing!

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  2. P.S. Dresdens are some of my very favorites!!

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  3. Glad to hear there's another quilting convert around. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  4. I just bought those exact mini dresden plate a few months ago - warning - they are addicting and a great way to use up your tiny scraps. I keep making them but haven't created anything beyond those plates yet! :)

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  5. What a great time. I love how you captured the quilts on camera. So bewtiful! The picture of the raffle quilt makes me realize why I did buy a bunch of tickets after all. Hahah!

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  6. Very dangerous, but oh so fun! ;D The paper pieces are wonderful to work with. Enjoy! :)

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  7. I've enjoyed quilting but I've done square stuff, I've been to nervous to try something like the dresden. Good luck!

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  8. Such great quilts! I'm going to attempt a quilt before the end of the year too, a simple one though :)

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  9. Wow those quilts are gorgeous! Good luck with your quilting endeavors :)

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  10. What beautiful quilts!! Dresdens are my favorite to make!! You are going to love quilting!! And, just think how sweet your embroidery creations will be in a patchwork quilt! ;) xo Heather

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  11. Hey! I'm making a yo-yo quilt just like that one!

    http://janalynmarie.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-im-doing.html

    Come . . . learn to quilt . . . join the Dark Side . . .

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  12. Go for it! I've been saving my just-because embroidery projects and cutting them down to 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 squares so I can eventually make a quilt out of them. It makes for great waiting-room work. :)

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