Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Fun Quilt Show

Last Saturday I went to a quilt show in a small town west of here with my friend, Joyce.  It was about an hour's drive which gave us lots of time to catch up on any news since we last talked.  It was a very overcast day and the main street of town was blocked off for an art fest so the GPS was having a bit of trouble getting us to the Civic Center where the quilt show was held, so round and round the blocks we went til we finally located it.  We had driven past the sign and the building, DUH!

I took a few pictures to share of my favorite quilts.  There was also a bed turning with about 20 antique quilts.  That was my favorite part.

On to the show:

The quilt is a bed runner for a girl's bed.  The little girls are pre-printed on fabric to be paper dolls.  The maker used old hankies for the skirts and velcroed them on so that they could be switched from paper doll to paper doll.  The flowers are also velcroed on to be switchable.  I love this idea.

Here's a close up.

 Each of the white blocks has an embroidered dresden plate.  The center is an embroidered bowl of dresden flowers.

Dresden Sweetness.  Centers are yo-
yos with a button.

When we left the show it was raining so we dashed for the car and started towards home.  We stopped on the was back for lunch at a Harley Davidson store that looks kind of like the Clampetts meet the Wild West.  It was storming and pouring as we came in the parking lot, so no photos of the outside.  They had lots of fun decor in the restaurant (plus great BBQ), a gift shop, a large antique store,  a large showroom, a bar/ party room and animals - crocodiles, bison, other large critters.  We made it only to the restaurant and antique store as they were connected.  Guess we will save the rest for next time.  Here we are getting ready to take a ride!

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