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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Quilt Show

Here is my booth and quilt display at the quilt show I mentioned earlier.
It is the first time I have displayed my quilts in this manner. It took some time to figure out the best way to display them.  The stands are angled to each other, so the line of sight in the photo is a bit skewed.  One lady I hadn't seen for quite a long time, walked up to the quilts and said:
"So, what have you been doing with yourself?" 

Here I am giving a mini-lecture on hand piecing.
The show was so much fun and I got to see old friends, which is always nice.
I brought some full size quilts to display as well,  Here is a Grandmother's Flower Garden I made from a Darlene Zimmerman pattern. I didn't English paper piece it, I just hand pieced it. It is made with reproduction fabrics. I hand quilted it.
We hadn't seen it for quite awhile, as we don't use any good quilts because Gizmo who has all his claws and isn't afraid to use them, would destroy quilts.  Ahh, the joys of cats. 
Here is one of a pair of antique quilts.  They are circa 1930's. The photo doesn't do them justice.  They are just beautiful in person.  The workmanship - piecing and quilting- is just perfect. I am lucky to own them.  We had seen them in an antique mall in St. Louis and believe it or not, I didn't buy them.  Two weeks later, I told my husband to get dressed we were going back to St. Louis, as I just couldn't get those quilts off my mind.  Luckily, they were still there. 
Here is an antique quilt from another antique mall in St. Louis.  I would date it 1890's or so.  I couldn't get far enough away from it to get a good pick.  I love this quilt.  You can't see it, but the other side border is red and not yellow as is this one.  Plus, in my mind the pyramids should go straight up and down, but I will admit that being sideways gives a lot of interest.
Well, that's about it for now. The show was fun, but very tiring for me.
Till next time...........