I didn't take my camera, but did have my phone, so I took some pictures of things that caught my attention. I forgot to note the names of the quilters, however, and can only identify a few of them from the program. I need to remember to take pictures of the tags before I take pictures of the quilts!
|The small bow ties made great use of scraps.|
|This one may have been My Scrapbook of American Quilts by Dollie Blevins. It certainly looks like each block is a small version of a full-sized traditional-pattern quilt.|
|Happy by Rosemary Switzer and quilted by Neva Muirhead. |
What a great name for such a fun quilt!
It made both Val and I smile.
|This is Jacob's Dragon by Shelley Clauss.|
I took this to remind me that not all pattern
pieces need to be the same type of fabric.
|Not only did this one make wonderful |
use of scraps, it looks like a basketweave
(you may have to enlarge the photo)!
|Farm Animals on Parade - another one by Dollie Blevins|
|This one was my personal favorite.|
Still Crazy After All these Years by Patti Ford
What a wonderful collection!
|I don't usually pay attention to cat quilts, but|
this one made me think of my mother-in-law; I knew she would love it...
|While Val isn't a quilter, she said she found lots of inspiration. So I guess the show accomplished one of it's missions!|
|This one made me think of my mother - I had a quilt that had the embroidered flower basket on it (I have no idea what happened to it) - and the flower basket is one of the first patterns I ever embroidered when she was teaching me that skill|
|I thought it was also a wonderful use of vintage handkerchiefs!|
|This was even bolder in person than in the photograph.|
I thought it a clever use of commercial panels,
but I'm not sure I could get to sleep with it in the room!
After a couple of hours at the show, we went over to Sushi Tao for a Japanese-style lunch. It was delicious and I want to go there with Dave some time.
All in all, it was a good day!