Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quilt Show!!

Two words that spark any quilter's heart. lol.

Tasha and I went to a small but special quilt show yesterday. For the past three or four years I have been attending the Mennonite Central Committee's showing of quilts due to be auctioned in the yearly relief sale. A majority of the quilts are hand quilted by the center's volunteers but the tops are made by a variety of people.

They have a small space to share the quilts in so normally most are quarter folded and hung on racks. This year they put a few on the walls and separated the wall hangings in one area and the full size quilts in another. Another new feature this year was the viewer's choice voting. They've not done that before but this year there was a listing of the quilts and the maker's names and each quilt was numbered and you were able to vote on the way out.

So here are some of the beautiful wall hangings:

This is probably my favorite wall hanging. I do so love tulips.

I love the little prairie point birdhouses on this one!

And some of the gorgeous full-size quilts:

This is one of the quilts the volunteers had on the quilting frame during last year's show. I'd love to make one like this too - and in my favorite colors of pink and green. Or they could just let me have this one!

And look at the detail on this lovely crocheted table topper:

And my pick of the show:

I've seen this quilt before and think at one point I even had a pattern for it. I would dearly love to make one - now if I can just find the pattern. lol.

Pretty much the only quilting work I've been able to finish lately is the quilt in the picture at the top of my blog. I needed something for my newly painted bathroom walls. I made some curtains and had a bit of fabric left so I whipped up this little quilt and I really like how it looks.

Thunders says "hey".

Until next time, hugs and stitches. Jody

1 comment:

JHM said...

Beautiful quilts! Great source of inspiration quilt shows are :) Thanks for sharing