Saturday, October 18, 2008

Back County Quilt Show (Day 2)

Back at 9:00 A.M. to setup for another day at our quilt show. It looks like it will be another hot day, near 90 degress. We had a very busy day yesterday and it looks to be the same today.

Tracy is setting up her antique
quilts in her booth. She is
planning to run a special
$10.00 off her antique
quilt tops. I might have
to check that out.

Maria was demonstrating yoyo making in the Sewing Circle. She was working on a Yoyo Sisterhood project. Now that looks like fun.

Somehow we found out that it was Ida's birthday. She was having a great birthday.

LeeMary, one of the quilt show co-chairs was helping out with the door prize drawing. We had so many wonderful donations for local merchants for our hourly door prize drawings.

Dianne was busy with wool
work. The colors are
so vibrant.

My quilt, Kansas City Shop Hop, came to pass when I found this quilt top during shop hop with some friends in Kansas City. They bought yardage and fat quarters. I bought a finished quilt top and quilted it with Circle Lord 7 Temples pattern board.

My friend Christi had a quilt named American Dream in the show. It took her most of a year to finish and ended up calling it American Nightmare. Christi hung the quilt in her 5th grade classroom.

Jean was the chairperson for the 2008 Opportunity Quilt. Here she is demonstrating some needle work in the Sewing Circle.
The Opportunity Quilt was named Snails in the Pond. The blocks and applique were done by many quilters in our group. I was fortunate to be able to quilt this beauty. I quilted ghost koi, lily pads, pampas grass, and dragonflies. I added svaroski crystals (ala Claudia Pfeil) rising up like bubbles from the koi. I used a variety of thread colors. Since the quilt had many small (1") pieces, it was important to make sure that the seams were all stitched down. The classes I took at MQS 2008 were a real inspiration for some of my quilting. I used Quilter's Dream cotton deluxe weight.

Well, I finally succumbed to the lure of antique quilts and bought this beauty from Tracy. Ellie and Tracy are examining the quilt. It was pieced in 1920 and still has the quilting lines on it. Of course, those lines will not come out. It is my hope to quilt over the stamped pattern. This is my first antique quilt.

I had a 2-color batik quilt hanging in my booth that was pieced by Lorna. She has an HQ-16 machie but asked me to quilt it because it needed lots of ruler work. She had attended an Eleanor Burns class at Quilt in a Day. When she took the finished quilt back to the last class, Eleanor told her that she would put her quilt in the book coming out in Spring 2009. The quilt is called Night and Day. I think the quilt is beautiful, two colors are always eye-catching. At 4:00 PM, just as the quilt show was drawing to an end, Eleanor arrived at the show. She came right to my booth, probably recognized her pattern from across the hall. I asked if I could get a photo of her standing by the quilt. She had a better idea and had a friend snap the photo of me with Eleanor. Yeah, it was great. She really is a wonderful person.

The Opportunity Quilt was won by a bachelor who bought $20 worth of tickets. I know, because I sold those tickets to Lyle. We also had a drawing for a Singer Featherwieght won by a nice lady in Julian named Orva.
The 4-Co-chairs of the Quilt show, ( Debbie, Linda, Brenda and LeeMary) were presented a bouquet of roses. It was a great show. Ok, now let's get busy breaking down the show and see you next year.

1 comment:

JEANNE said...


You have been very busy. No wonder I haven't seen any posts on the forum from you. I enjoyed your pictures of the show and especially the one of you and Elenor Burns. Congrats. Jeanne

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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