Monday, July 27, 2009

Sisters Quilt Show

The quilt show was about 100 degrees and boiling hot. But we had a fantastic time. Here are a few pictures of the show:



This is the only Cathedral Window quilt I saw at the show. One day I'm going to make one of these:

I've seen pictures of car covers on the web before, but it's pretty spectacular to see these cars in person!

Here's another one:



This full size swan Bargello was embellished with real feathers.


There was a kids section with several very expensive sewing machines where kids could sew their own quilt blocks or little projects ~ such as a glasses case or coasters.





The younger kids were able to design their own blocks, but had help with the sewing:

There was a whole section devoted to the 'Next Generation' of quilters. Here one of my girls stands next to the very first quilt she has ever made.


Here is my other daughter's quilt:

This quilt was entirely pieced. The swirly bits are actually some very creative quilting!

Here I am with one of the quilts I had hanging in the show. This quilt almost didn't happen so many times, the further along I got the less I liked the fabrics. Fortunately my daughter LOVES this quilt, so I told her when she gets a Queen size bed, she can have it. It might be a while, I hope she still likes then.

I was surprised to see many antique quilts as well. I don't remember seeing any antiques last year, and even more surprised that the owners didn't mind these quilts hanging in the brutal sun all day long! The yellow tag means it's for sale, maybe that's why the owner didn't mind. Not many quilts sold this year. Ann, the show director, told me this year they had an extremely high turn out, but it was the lowest show on record for quilt sales.

This dragon was made entirely with squares and half-square triangles.
I have a ton more pictures, but only so much space on the blog. If you've never been to Sisters and have the chance, I highly recommend it! This year the featured presentation was the Gees Bend Quilts and Quilters, but it sold out so quickly that I wasn't able to take the class or go to the lecture.

Gwen Marston and Freddie were there as well and OF COURSE, those classes filled up super quickly as well. They hosted a lecture/picnic, but I couldn't go because it conflicted with some of our family time.

I was REALLY happy with the class I took with Karla Alexander, so I don't feel too bad about missing some of the other classes.

Cheers,

Dionne

11 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

wow. It looks like an amazing time!! so jealous... maybe next year...

Libby said...

Wow, looks like an awesome show!! Thanks for sharing some pictures; it's nice to get to enjoy a little bit of it.

lani said...

Oh Im so jealous I am so glad you went for me thank you my friend...the car cover was incrediable

Kathie said...

this is one show I have been wanting to go to for a long time
thanks for posting that antique quilt , were the fabrics solids?
I just love it.
What was your class with Karla about????
oh nice to see a quilt you made hanging in the show....I bet your DD will still want it!
She looks so proud of her quilt, I love seeing kids quilts hanging at shows.
Kathie

Micki said...

The quilts are amazing as was the car decorated with the quilt blocks.
Micki

Jackie said...

Just fantastic! It is almost like I was there..... almost. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos.

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for sharing the photos...this show is defiantly on my list of things to do before I die (most of the stuff on this list are quilt-y)

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Maybe next year DH and I will schedule some away time and visit the show. I am glad you finished that quilt and then hung it in the show, nice job. The girls too! How proud they must be!

wonderwoman said...

wow what amazing pics and lovely to see you and the girls with your lovely quilts.

xxx

Miri said...

Thanks for all the great pictures of amazing quilts! Your daughters quilts are simply wonderful!

I can't believe those car covers!! :)

Stitch-n-quilt said...

I really like the colors in the lap quilt swap that you did.
Someday I will make it to the Sister's Quilt show. We go near there on vacation but I usually miss it by a week.