We just spent a glorious day in Augusta at the Maine Quilts Show! It was awesome in every way! I have tons of pics to show, so it will be in several posts. I'm still recuperating from the day.....we left at 7 am and didn't get home until after 8:30! Whew! We were wiped out! And so was my wallet from the vendor booths! lol
First things first.....the antique quilt room (no pics allowed....dang!) was SO BEAUTIFUL! It was a collection of 11 quilts from Judy Roche's extensive collection of antique quilts and sewing tools. Two display cases were in the center of the room filled with antique quilting stencils, pin cushions, patterns, booklets and blocks. The quilts were all appliqued, dating from 1850-1890, and reflecting the theme "Summer's Offering"; and they were all exquisite. Many were in the style of four big blocks, and I am so inspired to make one now! They were just gorgeous! Thank you Judy, for sharing these lovely quilts with us!
Ok.......so here are some pics from the show, in no particular order.....just ones I really liked! Some quilts were waving in the breeze created by the air conditioning, so some don't look straight or square, but they are! Enjoy!
The Best of Judged quilt:
I was surprised at how many huge (king sized) quilts were at the show.....and most had to have the bottom 12" turned up under so they wouldn't drag.
More pics in my next post.....I took over 150 pics at the show! Holy Cow! Lot's of inspiration, that's for sure!
Have a great day!