How was your weekend? I hope it was fun and spent creatively! On Saturday I headed up to Manchester, NH to A Quilter’s Gathering quilt show. It’s a good size quilt show that attracts some awesome teachers such as Kimberly Einmo and Esterita Austin. I wasn’t able to attend classes but I did get to walk the show and explore the vendors. The quilts were gorgeous and I limited my photo taking to the ones that I absolutely adored. I didn’t get close ups of the cards that went along with the quilts as my iphone was running out of memory. I think I just got one closeup. You’ll have to enlarge the photos to see all the words, sorry. I also didn’t take photos of the items I purchased because I didn’t buy very much and what I did purchase was mainly zippers…yep, exciting stuff. I’ll be vending a craft fair in December so my main goal was to walk around the vendors and see how quilt samples were hung and displayed in the vendor booths. I also wanted to pick up information on upcoming shows to vend at and leave my own information on my lecture and trunk show. I was very excited at the end of the day to run into Lori Kay who listens to the podcast and lives in my old hometown. Lori, if you’re reading, it was so very nice to meet you!
So here are my favorite quilts of the day…
Seriously, how gorgeous?
Loved the color on this one…there’s something so nice about a red quilt.
The very lovely Martha’s Vineyard Illusions quilt by my friend and guild mate, Pat Delaney…If you’ve ever visited Martha’s Vineyard you may have walked through that section where the little cottages look like gingerbread houses. This reflects the trim of those houses.
This one was so cool. It’s called Pan Blackened Applique and the card says it is put together the Maine way of making each block like a potholder, so each one is completely made,quilted and BOUND and then the blocks are whip-stitched together. Love this….want to try it.
Ok, my absolute favorite of the show…bum bum bum (that’s my trumpeting)…
This is Fir Tree Tangle which is done with Zentangle stitching! It’s red and white which happens to be my new favorite color combo, apparently. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I went back to look at it several times. It’s done whole cloth and she painted the red outlines. I think I like this so much because it’s do-able. It’s a fairly easy concept that we can all create and have it be uniquely our own. That’s the beauty of Zentangle. I wanted to run home and start doodling with the books I purchased last year to make some Zentangle doodles.
Let’s hear it for the extra hour this morning! I am off to church in a bit but thanks to this wonderful extra hour, I can get these pictures up for the blog. Yay!
Yesterday my mom, Lindsey, Leah and I went to Manchester, NH for A Quilter’s Gathering quilt show. I love this show for its size and also for the vendors. The show was in one ballroom which was perfect when you have two not so avid quilters tagging along. I have to say though, they walked the show and had input on some of the quilts and they especially liked when Grammy purchased them jewelry at one of the vendor’s stalls ;). They did just fine and Lindsey found beautiful batiks for the quilt that she designed. The first picture is how the purple color truly looks. The second picture has the green and yellow but the purple came out looking blue for some reason. It’s the purple, green and yellow color combo the quilt will be made of.
The highlight of the quilt show for my mom was getting to meet and talk with Carol Doak. My mother admires her work and has made some of Carol’s Mariner’s Compass projects.
One of the highlights for me was seeing 5 of Pat Delaney’s quilts hanging together. Somehow I missed a picture of the 5th one but Pat is a rock star to me! She lives in the next town over and is the nicest person you could hope to meet and take a workshop with….
The girls enjoyed an exhibit of smaller quilts. They particularly liked the one with the bee. The picture is a bit blurry, sorry.
I took this picture for Katie of Katie’s Quilting Corner because it was made of the dog’s agility ribbons that were won over the years…super cute.
The next photo was my favorite quilt at the show. I believe it may have been my mother’s favorite also.
I also loved these two…
The last two pictures are of Jo Diggs’ work and my mother and I will be taking a workshop with her in February….can’t wait!
We topped off the quilt show with dinner out and then Lindsey stayed overnight at my mom’s house and I will pick her up this afternoon! Great day, wouldn’t you say?
Don’t forget to check the blog on Wednesday as I am part of the 100 Blocks Tour! I will be having two give aways…one for your own copy of 100 Blocks Volume 6 and one for a copy of my book, Little Quilts for Big Occasions!
My mom, Lindsey, Leah and I are all headed to Manchester, NH today for A Quilter’s Gathering. It’s a nice show with lots of vendors. I had originally planned on entering my Fuse- O- Scope series of quilts but then I chickened out! Lol! So today I’ll be on the search for fabric for Lindsey’s quilt.
Lindsey designed this quilt completely on her own in EQ7. The yellow, purple and green match her bedroom.
My plan is to piece this on Snow White (featherweight). I’m hoping Lindsey might contribute to the piecing as well.
Have a beautiful Saturday! Podcast hopefully coming Monday!
Yesterday I drove up to Nashua, NH with my mom to attend A Quilter’s Gathering. This is a large quilt show with a huge vendor mall that is put on by East Coast Quilter’s Alliance. The vendor mall was very crowded yesterday but thinned out as the day came to an end. We found lots of new, fun items and saw gorgeous quilts. The show is judged and juried and the theme this year was Sisterhood Swirls.
Here are some pictures of my favorite quilts from the day.
This last one was a Zentangle quilt which I thought was really neat.
I spent yesterday at A Quilters’ Gathering in Nashua, NH. It is a large quilt show with classes and a wonderful vendor mall. I did purchase a book on Free Motion Quilting. I can’t wait to read that and improve my skills. I won’t be purchasing a long arm any time soon so I need to get comfortable with doing it on my home machine and my Flynn frame. The theme of the exhibition part of the show was Amish Quilts – Amish Culture. I am including a few of my favorite quilts from the show. Not all were part of the Amish exhibit but I loved them and felt inspired by the work done on them.
This first one was part of the exhibit by a 19 year old Amish girl.