This weekend I attended the Brookings Area Quilters Guild 10th biennial quilt show. I belonged to this guild for several years, but as it is an hour’s drive to attend meetings, I let my membership lapse a year or two ago. So it was great to attend and catch up on the happenings of the members I ran into, view the beautiful quilts, explore the offerings of the various vendors, and attend the luncheon/lecture.
It’s always fun for me to see quilts that I have completed for clients hanging in a show. I’m honored to say there were about a dozen of my longarmed quilts in the show. It was hard to get good photographs of all of them, but here are a few for you to enjoy (click on any photo to enlarge it):
Another really exciting thing was walking through the quilt displays, and finding not one, not two, but THREE projects that were made from one of my piecing patterns! Here is Kay’s version of my Topsy Turvy Hearts paper piecing quilt pattern. It’s so different from the version on my pattern cover!
Another one of my paper-pieced quilting patterns that was hanging in the show was Sharon’s In The Garden. My version had a softer more pastel feel. As if my garden was in the early spring, and Sharon’s version was in the full-bloom days of mid-summer.
Deb Carlson was this year’s featured quilter, and she had a wonderful display of dozens of quilts! I was blown away to see that one of them was my Twirling Tulips design! While my version was done in pastels, Deb’s was full of bright colors and a big, bold border print.
Several years ago I did a trunk show at the Watertown quilt show which showcased several different quilt patterns sewn in varying colorways. It really helps you see how your choice of fabrics and colors can change the look of your finished project. Next time you think “I don’t really care for that quilt” stop and ask yourself “Is it the PATTERN I don’t like, or perhaps just the color scheme?” You can see photos of some of those quilts on this page.
Have you been to a quilt show lately? What are some of the things you like most about shows? I’ll share a couple of other things about the show in my next post, so be sure and subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss out.