The Quilter’s Connection Quilt Guild, to which I belong, had it’s quilt show over the weekend. I have to say that I am in awe at the quilts that were displayed. I worked in the boutique on Saturday morning which also had a stunning amount of unique products for purchase. Later in the day, I worked as a hostess doing the ‘white glove’ thing. Working as a hostess is neat because you can trade off with other hostesses and move around to the different areas of the show. This allows you to have a chance to spend quite a bit of time with many different quilts. The venue for our quilt show is actually a theater building so quilts are hung on 3 different floors including in the main theater and the black box lower level.
I took pictures of some of my favorites, not all the pictures I took came out great but our guild puts every quilt on the website. This takes a little time to appear but as soon as it does, I’ll post a link so you all can see the wonderful quilts. There were about 150 quilts on display.
This quilt was so awesome in every way. This was done by Anne Kimball. The texture was amazing.
A beautiful one by Susan Stemporzewski
This one garnered so much attention. It was made by Pam Arsenault. The background quilting includes all kinds of sea life.
This was one of my favorites by Nancy Howard. The picture doesn’t even do it justice.
Mike McNamara had a very impressive showing of quilts. This first one with the rooster was selected by reps from the Museum of Fine Arts to add to their permanent collection. Having the reps attend was a great way to start the day off!! I really enjoyed his MLK quilt as well.
The two in the background are also Mac’s.
I especially loved the colors and texture on this one by Raphaela Greenstein…
My mom entered the following quilts…one she made on her embroidery machine and another she made from one of my patterns.
I entered the Amanda quilt and also The Lindsey Project…
Sometimes the most unexpected things happen at a quilt show like meeting a fellow member you did not know before and finding out that you are so inspired by this person and very grateful to have met them. I had the pleasure of meeting quilt artist, G. Wong on Saturday. G was doing applique demonstrations outside of the boutique while I was working. I didn’t get to see her demonstration at that time but later in the day, she came into the theater area and we got to talking. She so sweetly, took out her demo supplies and gave me my own lesson on Hawaiian applique right there and then. I am sending you all over to her blog, Quilt & Bitch, to see her AMAZING work. When you go to her blog, click on the Quilts tab to see pictures of all of her quilts. The Orange Peel quilt was at the show among others (From The Inside Looking Out and From The Outside Looking In). Her color placement is just.so.awesome.
Have a great day everyone! I’m off to work on a t-shirt quilt for a special grad!