Had a wonderful day last Friday at the quilt show with 2 lovely gal pals, Alice and Diana!
Begin with a nice early start so found a nice up front parking place!
We were early so went for a nice coffee before the show.
When time to go into the show area we joined the herd!
First up was the Superior Thread booth.
Alice and I bought enough to get us through another year!
We always mingle between the show quilts and the vender booths.
Walking up and down each row.
There seemed to me to be less show quilts this year.
Not all were on par with the more excellent ones on display.
Some had threads not trimmed, puckered or split seams.
Was surprised by this!
Here are some of the ones I liked.
You know me, I go for the more country look!;-)
This was traditional all done by hand.
Love that center! Darn!! I did not get the artist info!
I would gladly bring it home though and hang it up!
Yeah... you are asking..where are the reds?! haha!
I love the 'county' look of it.
Here are the reds folks!!
This one called 'Birding'. AWESOME!!
Come to Mama! Hang this one is living room !!
Have a bird theme going on in there I did not even realize!!
These gals are from Chapel hill, NC.
The blocks are Blackbird designs, Bird's of a Feather, but the border is Cissa Kamakura's original design.Quilting done by Jan Struble.
Siggh! This quilt is really not this bright!
Pic did not capture it true.
Yes that has that Bonnie Hunter look for sure!
Title is 'Starry Nights in Troubled Kansas'.
Machined pieced and quilted.
It is by Catherine Meador of Chesapeake, Va.
Local Hampton Roads gal! YES!!
Now I thought I had taken more pics but had some 'senior moments' I reckon!
All these long purple quilted strips have names of those lost to Alzheimer's .
The AAQI put on display so many donated small quilts.
We lost DH's mother , Miss Nellie,to this horrid disease in 2002.
Very moving to see this display.
Sadly for me, not all the venders I like to visit were there this year. Sniff.
I enjoy the fabric, book and pattern, wool and stitchery booths most.
According to Diana though, Alice and I did a pretty good job of looking at what 'was' offered! ;-)
Just seemed to be more 'arty' type venders this year. More jewelry and such.
Was a shoe vender there for goodness sakes!!
Reckon a lot of show venders are being hit hard by the high gas prices too.
We enjoyed the Quilter's Lunch Buffet, along with a room full of other folks!
Got inspired. Did a wee bit of shopping.
We did buy some raffle tickets for quite a few quilts to our liking!
Crossing fingers one of us will win one!
All in all the gals and I had a good time and enjoyed each others company!
What more could you ask for in a day out with dear friends!!