Monday, September 20, 2010

Showtime

Took the bus to the Philadelphia area for the big show.

Look who I met there - Lori of Humble Quilts. Here we are with Jill and Susan at the show.  I wish I had a photo with my bus trip friends - next time!


We had show and tell in the parking lot - classy, huh?  These are the two quilt-alongs that Lori hosted, so I thought she'd like to see them in person.


And here is my favorite quilt of the show!  I thought it was absolutely charming in every way.  I love the coloration and that rolling village is the limit!  I just love it!


the quilting is simple and it's perfect for this piece.  I thought this quilt achieved perfect balance in all aspects.


I was mesmerized by this one.


It was so elegant and lovely - zen


The boat had tulle sails and I loved that there was no one in the boat.


Another favorite was this one-

 very cool


This is a happy little village.  It reminds me of the "It's a Small World" ride at Disney world.  Charming.


Incredible quilting -



This had about 7 layers of design, including embroidery and a zillion french knots.


That's all for today folks.  I'll post the rest in a couple of days.
I'd love to hear what you thought of the show.

And hello to Besty and Ann, thanks for you kind words of encouragement and support!

27 comments:

  1. WOW! A beautiful show! Was there anything NOT gorgeous!? The one behind y'all looks stunning...the Hand Quilted one - Oh my word!! And the zen one...you're right, there's just something very tranquil and interesting about it, isn't there!?
    Can't wait to see the rest! (And I wanna do a quilt-a-long! Y'all look like you had fun!! :-D)
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  2. Hi to all the friends, how neat to meet up with them. Thank you for showing some gorgeous quilts. The Weslsh style hand quilted one is my favourite although they are all amazing.

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  3. Thanks for the great quilt show--those quilts are awesome...as in overwhelming. Fun to see!

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  4. Wow! What wonderful quilts and I just love the detail of the rolling village. Thank you for the virtual visit to the Show. Happy stitching!

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  5. Oh yes, I loved all of these too!
    Jill sent me the one of you and I with the quiltalong quilts. I love it!!

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  6. Oh would I have loved to see those quilts! Especially that first one you showed. I love the colors and design and quilting! And that yellow and white one with all that quilting. OMG! Dang and you got to meet Lori too! You had too much fun!

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  7. I had a great time I went with my grandmother on Thursday no crowds. Glad to see you had fun. My favorite quilt was the strippy one done all by hand. Hope you got in a few purchases I did. :)

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  8. Wow! That quilting is fantastic. I LOVE that rolling village too -- thanks for sharing. Love your show-and-tells too -- you gotta show-and-tell where ya gotta show-and-tell LOL!

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  9. Wow! That quilting is fantastic. I LOVE that rolling village too -- thanks for sharing. Love your show-and-tells too -- you gotta show-and-tell where ya gotta show-and-tell LOL!

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  10. ooh! what fun! I saw that last one, (yellow 7 layers quilt) in Houston last year... it won something I can't re call... very beautiful! Love that yellow and white the quilting is fantastic!

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  11. I missed the Philly show by a couple weeks - darn! Looks like you had a blast.

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  12. Wow! Wow! Wow! How fun to meet Lori! And the quilts...they're so wonderful. The quilting on the strip quilt looks like it was done by hand!?! It's amazing!! I love that rolling village too with the lollipop trees :0) What a great show - thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

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  13. Loved the show - almost overwhelming! And what a beautiful day to drive up from Maryland!!

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  14. Nice picture of you all. The quilting on the strippy quilt is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  15. Those are some incredibly creative quilts! The one the is pieced, but circular - how did she do that?! Thanks for the pic of you with your pals. Lori is so tall!

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  16. the math one, circular I LOVED that quilt, it was by the sheep quilt which also amazed me!
    yes Loved a lot of the same ones you did
    Great picture of the 4 of you!
    Kathie

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  17. OMG!!!! All of those quilts are amazing!!! What a wonderful show.

    How good was it to see Lori and for her to be able to see your little quilts - they look fantastic by the way!

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  18. I love parking lot show and tells! The quilts were amazing! I'd have loved this show!

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  19. WOW I would have had a hard time moving away from these quilts. I can't even say which is my favorite, though the one with the village in the border is the one I kept going back to. I would give anything to be able to go to shows with this calliber of quilting.

    Crispy

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  20. Phew, I'm so glad I'm not a judge at that show. I loved your favourite, and the Zen boat one, and of course, the wholecloth, since that is my favourite style of quilt.

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  21. It looks like I missed a very good show? I loved the clerness of the village border, and the fabulous hand quilting, the beading, circular piecing, the 7 layer quilt. A feast for the eyes! Thanks for sharing.
    Lucky you, getting to meet Lori. I'll bet she got a kick out seeing your quilt alongs? :)

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  22. Awesome quilts ..... many thanks for sharing these beauties!

    My favourite so far ... it is a toss between the rolling village and the Chinese boat.

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  23. Great photo of all those smiling faces!
    Thank you for sharing all those stunning quilts! I can't pick a favourite!

    Love your new header.

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  24. I really like the first quilt with the rolling hills and houses around the border. The colors are so soft and soothing looking. A wonderful choice for the maker.
    I have done the same thing as you with having a trunk show in the parking lot.

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  25. shining happy quilters! the circular quilt is great buy wow, the quilting on the strippy? wonderful!

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  26. Thanks for sharing your quilt show pics. I was in NYC Thursday night and looked into hopping off the train in Philly on my way home Friday to visit the show. I was told by a Philly resident that I was "crazy." Apparently, it wasn't near 30th Street station.

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  27. What amazing quilts...I love the first one with the rolling village in the border...I could look at that one for hours. Thanks so much!

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