I thought I'd share a few photos from the Sisters Quilt Show
. There were over 1400 quilts on display and they were hanging from every building, nook and cranny anyone could find a spot to pin up a blanket. It was awe...mazing. Here are a few that caught my eye.
These were from the Peter Pan Challenge:
But there were quilts of every shape, size and design that you could imagine. Some were appliqued, some were hand-sewn, others were machine quilted.
Some had appliques popping out of the picture.
Others just popped with color
Some represented origami or different cultures
And this one - above - had puppies hidden in the design.
Some just reminded me of my childhood. I did a needlepoint of these houses when I was little.
Some were just full of pretty colors
Some had 3-Dimensional designs
Others focused on animals
Still others reminded me of my Grandma and Christmas
Others were patriotic
Some had amazing quilting done in the borders. You might not even notice if you didn't look closely.
Some buildings had so many hanging on them and in them, you could barely catch sight of them all.
Some had quilting that actually made the design look like fur.
Some just had fun designs
There were wild, wild west themes with cowboys and horses
And some with interesting stories behind them.
Some were just fun, with googly eyes and fun borders that matched the design.
Some were dark but beautiful - like this one that talked about forest fires
Some featured flowers
Some had the moons and stars or sun
Some birds or music or both
Quilts had embroidery, appliques and fancy stitching.
These flowers were embroidered
There were quilts with pictures of the beach
And everywhere people milled about peeking at the handiwork
There were boats and baby blankets
Show themed fun
And nature inspired stories
Some were made of wool, felt, and flannel
Others used recycled fabric, cotton and even hankies. I couldn't begin to show all of the quilts
Some had cats
And luckily the streets were closed to cars
There were fall inspired quilts
Nursery Rhyme blocks
Holiday inspired patchwork - with Christmas and Easter and even the Mexican Day of the Dead
Halloween and witches
Even aliens were hanging around
Some had really cute appliques
Others were just really cute
People sat wherever they could find a perch, porch or patio seat
And of course I had to buy a quilting kit. Mine should be done in time for Christmas - I hope
It will help us all have a Merry Grinchmas!
My gfriend Cristy (who went to the quilt show with me) said she would help me if I happen to get stuck
And she's a fabulous quiltress so hopefully mine will turn out.
Plus, while we were at the quilt show, Cristi got to drive a $17k sewing machine
And we took a peek at the Men Behind the Quilt Show
Sew that's how I spent my Saturday. How 'bout you - what did you do?