Tuesday, October 15, 2019

heavy laden . . .

This post, that is . . . with pictures.  :)  This past weekend was our guild's biannual quilt show!  I spent the afternoon there on Saturday and have the quilty photos to prove it!

I didn't enter a quilt in this year's show, though I did place my Blue Melody in one of the exhibitions that had been set up . . .
So it was fun to have that around!

We had over 250 quilts on display this year -- the show was amazing.  We have SO many talented quilters in our guild . . . it's very humbling to sit among them! Here are a few of my faves . . . 
I *adore* this one . . .the faces of Santa and the reindeer in the progressive photo frames just CRACK me up!!
I'm a sucker for a patriotic/red, white & blue quilt! 
This was my sweet friend's quilt!  Sarah is a Sassy Affirmation Sister (as is Gail)!  ♥ Really, as a trio we are enablers of one another -- of the best kind! *wink*
And these two quilts belong to my darling friend, Kari!  The first was a work of collaboration with Sarah's quilt, above.  And the second? Roll Tide!
This quilt was a beauty up close, but from a distance, the appeal is obvious!!
This was my favorite of the Christmas pieces ... I really felt like it deserved a ribbon.  All hand applique!  It was very beautiful!
This sweet redwork lighthouse quilt, with the reverse applique, was made by the same maker.  Her handwork is just amazing!
This beauty won the Best of Show!  This was pieced by none other than Barbara Black who blogs at My Joyful Journey.  The quilt (and Barbara) even got a nod from The Quilt Show!  That's pretty cool, huh?!?
This is my sweet friend Lois (and me)!  She's a talented long arm quilter and in fact, she's the one who quilted the show winning quilt that Barbara made!  Amazing!
This quilt was another amazing winner.  Pictured here with its creator, Linda (right), and quilter, Robin (left).  It won first place in its category (two makers, extra large, pieced), best machine quilting - track machine, and won the viewer's choice award!  The quilting in this piece really made it, in my opinion . . .
I wish I could have taken a close up of all the blocks!  It was exquisite!

Joc, Ellie and Evey joined me later in the afternoon . . .
The girls felt that since they were going to a Quilt Show, they needed to bring their quilts!  Aren't they cute?!
They also visited our selfie station.  Quick side note, I did a lot of the props for the station! 

One of the reasons they waited so late to come by was because they wanted to attend a demonstration on English Paper Piecing I did that afternoon . . .
My table all set up!  It was a fun 45 minutes; I really love doing things like that.  I've found that I really enjoy teaching adults.

The birthday weekend wrapped up with a celebration at Joc's!  
It was a lot of fun -- she's such a terrific cook and hostess!

Okay.  I'm done ... except for one thing!  I did pick a random winner for the blog hop ... first let me say what a lovely bunch of happy birthday wishes ... thank you!  The winner of the book was:
And it's on its way to her!  Congratulations!

Have a great rest of the week!


8 expressed . . .:

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. I knew about the event and it was on my calendar but I didn't make it...several friends had entries, though.
Mama Bear

Lyndsey said...

Great photos, great quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Janet O. said...

I remember when you made Blue Melody. It is a great composition!
You do have very talented quilters in your guild (including you). Barbara's quilt is pretty amazing.
Oh, the girls look sweet with their quilts--and with your props. How fun!
I'm sure you are a very good teacher. Do you think you could teach me to like doing hexies?
Joc does you proud, Denise!

works4me said...

Your Blue Melody quilt is beautiful and would have made any booth stand out. Thank you for sharing all those lovely quilts in pictures.

So glad you continued your birthday celebrations. Making the day last is fun. And thank you for drawing my name for the Halloween folding book. I'm really looking forward to going through it and making something.

Mary said...

Beautiful creative ladies in your Guild. Your Granddaughters are adorable. Cute props for pictures. Glad you go more Celebrating in with Jocelyn!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt show

Kate said...

Lots of wonderful quilts! What a great show from a very talented group of ladies (I'm assuming no guys in your guild).

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I wish I could have attended your show. All the quilts were amazing! I did not know Barbara Black was a member of your guild! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!