Thursday, August 11, 2016

Quilt Show Report!


Reminder:  August 15th Swap Post and Sign ups

My local guild, The Clamshell Quilters had their bi-annual show "Quilts all Around the Town" this past weekend.   The creativity of the show is why I decided to be a member 2 years ago.

The show is set up like a town, with themed shops.  Members hang and decorate their shops.  We also donate and arrange all the flowers in the show.

Hanna and I were the owners of Oh Baby Baby!
 The little dress in the corner was Hanna's coming home from the hospital in 1993.
Quilts of Valor
 This was around the corner, but still part of the Christmas Shop.
Fall Harvest
This was Hanna's favorite quilt - She just may start quilting one day.....
This was Viewer's Choice - the only award given and so well deserved.
 My Happy Town was part of The Art Gallery.
 Block Party was one of my favorites.  It was presented by Steven, our past President and Quilt Show Co-Chair.
Far East Shoppe
Antique Shoppe
Radiant Stars - I loved their props.
The Paper Moon was a great touch.
My Star quilt was part of Paper Pieced Goods on Watercolor Way.
Mother's Garden was on Clamshell Cove Rd.   I had a little gallery talk about it.  Don't you love the "Do Not Touch" sign?
South of the Border  (you can see my Hot Flash) around the corner.
 This was a lovely shop - Memories with Memoral Quilts.
Here was our Chocolate Lovers Basket.  Hanna and I had fun putting it together and the winner was thrilled.
 Here is a Halloween basket that we didn't win.
 The Movie basket we didn't win.
 The other Halloween basket we didn't win......12 baskets - we were skunked!
The show also had raffle quilts, boutique, vendors, mystery bags, Hoffman Challenge exhibit, demos and a magazine giveaway.

Have you ever seen such a clever way to have a guild show?

Congratulations to all the guild members who put on such a great show~

xo

31 comments:

  1. a great exhibition, congrats to the guild members !!! the "coastal lilys" makes me remember a quilt seen in Paducah last year!

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  2. What a fun waY to put on a show!! Great quilts too! How fun to have Hanna to help.

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  3. What a creative way to stage the quilts! Lots of nice quilts, too! I would have liked to seen the show and especially 1) heard your gallery talk; and 2) won that chocolate basket. Congratulations to all!

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  4. What a wonderful way to present quilts. That does seem like a great guild and I love the hands off sign.

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  5. What a fun way to present the quilts! Did guild members know ahead of time and create quilts for the "shoppes", or were the quilts fit into the shops as the show was set up?

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  6. Thank you for sharing with us all of these beauties ! I'm certainly sure you spent a wonderful moment with Hanna ! And whaaaat ? She doesn't quilt ? with a wonderful teacher like her Mom .... I can't believe that ;) (Hanna, we MUST speak together !) Ah ah !

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  7. Thanks for sharing so many great photos.

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  8. A unique set up for a quilt show. And unique baskets to win. Good to see your "Mother's Garden" quilt again. I did do a search of your blog for the posts about that particular quilt. I had forgotten that your mother passed away at too young of an age and from breast cancer.

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  9. Kudos to you Barb and the Clamshell Quilter's. What a clever way to put on a show! Thank you for all the photo shares. Looking forward to the 15th!

    Rondi

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  10. This looks like such a delightful show! You and Hanna looked like you were having way too much fun!

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  11. No, I have never seen a quilt show like that. How creative and wonderful!!! So many lovely quilts and displays. I love the quilt of valor in the middle!

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  12. That is a really clever idea for a quilt show! Love everything about it that I can see.
    Thought the lights trailing down the Christmas tree was fun.
    Really nice to see your quilts there on display. Your "Mother's Garden" is incredible, and that is a cute "do not touch" sign. : )
    You are kidding--you didn't win a single basket?!? Bummer!

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  13. What a fabulous show! Such a great way to display the quilts. The Viewers' Choice quilt is a stunner - congrats to the winner.

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  14. It was fun to see all of your quilts in the show as well as the others and the very clever idea of various shops for display areas!

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  15. It was fun to see all of your quilts in the show as well as the others and the very clever idea of various shops for display areas!

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  16. What a creative quilt show! Loved the themes and seeing where your quilts fit in :) Too bad you didn't win a gift basket but the winner of your Chocolate Lovers Basket scored big!

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  17. That is an interesting way to display the quilts! The theme really draws the viewer into the quilts. Those baskets looked great. I wanted the Halloween ones too!

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  18. Beautiful quilts, great raffle baskets and a most fantastic way of displaying the quilts. The attention to detail with the decorations surrounding the quilts is inviting and really clever. Well done to you and your guild.

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  19. That's probably the most ingenious quilt display I've ever seen. Your photos really made it feel like a tour through town. Very clever and a lot of work. Hope you had a good turnout. Fantastic baskets. I would have liked any of them! But the chocolate would have a been #1.

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  20. What a FABULOUS show your group put on!
    LOVE your do not touch sign!
    Congratulations to all the talented quilters that put their work on display!

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  21. What a fabulous show! Love the 'vignette' rooms idea! Lovely quilts!

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  22. So incredibly clever. I LOVE this idea! So sorry that you didn't win a basket. I really love the sunflower quilt in the antique shop. Actually, they are all marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Wow!! What a great show! Every quilt is beautiful and I love how the show was set up as shops. So wonderful, I'm going to have another look...

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  24. Wonderful show, and such a creative way to have the themes! Loved seeing your quilts. Nice to have Hanna's there with you!

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  25. Stephen seems to be a gem......

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  26. Thanks for sharing. What a great and clever show.

    Charlotte

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  27. What a clever way to stage a quilt show! Looks like it was great fun, and so many beautiful quilts too. And it must have been fun to have your daughter there. Oh, great ideas for gift baskets! Thanks!

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  28. That was a really creative way to display the quilts. Looks like it was a great show.

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  29. Your show looks real fun Barb. I love how your room set. We do something like this at our groups shows.

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  30. Looks like a great show and a wonderful way to display all the beautiful quilts! Well done!! Wish I could have been there in person, but thanks for taking us on the tour.

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  31. What a lovely and Unique Idea for a quilt show! Enjoyed your photo tour!

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