There was quite a lot of variety this year again.....that's always nice! And I noticed quite a few quilts have those little sparkle dots (like a small rhinestone) attached to them. And a lot of beading as well. Several quilts had so much quilting.....micro-stippling really.....that I'll bet they were stiff as a board! But WOW, the quilting was really great!
I think you can click on most of the pics and get better detail.
The show is held at the Civic Center, and totally fills the floor. Vendors line all of the walls, and an additional room! The quilts were displayed in rows that were probably only 8 feet across to the next quilt, so standing back and getting full shots was nearly impossible......most of the pics are of the main design, or a special block I really liked.
These next 6 pics are all miniature quilts.....really fabulous!
The show also had an antique quilt room, with more than a dozen amazing quilts, dating back as far as 1830's. Unfortunately, they would not allow pictures of the antique quilts.....dang!
Suzanne purchased a great quilt kit from one of the vendors, and also a book she's been wanting. Brenda and I behaved ourselves, and only spent a smidgen at Mardens on the way home.
And just before we got to Suzanne's house to drop her off.....she showed us a fun little local 'quirk'. This is a tree stump turned upside down, and the roots have been planted with petunias! It's so fun! And there was a second one on the other side of the house, but not near as big.
That was quite a feat turning that tree upside down and 'replanting' it so it would stay! Yikes! As I walked around it, I saw the soaker hose peeking out of the center.....so they are really working at keeping those flowers going! I love this! Totally cool!
And now I'd better get busy on some quilting.....there are a few priorities already stacking up! Oy!
Hope you are having a great weekend!