Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Show Quilts

The show is over and it was a success. It was fun, but I’m glad to free of the responsibility. I enjoyed meeting a lot of new people and getting to know others better.

This gorgeous quilt made by Kathy was one you saw as soon as you walked in the doors. Kathy is a teacher and long arm quilter for The Quilt Patch in Fairfax.

These cheery quilts showcase Sue’s creative designs-

Suzie didn’t piece the center of this quilt, but she added the border, which is perfect for it-

Susanne’s quilt, also one you saw as soon as you walked in, is just made up of squares. What an impact. Small squares in a large quilt and scrappy - love it!

We expected a long line down the sidewalk on Friday and Saturday, but were pleasantly surprised to find one on Sunday, too. Saturday afternoon was a little slow due, I think, to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that always coincides with our show.

See my string quilt - right in the center of the photo.

The raffle quilts. The one on the left is for the Virginia Quilt Museum and the drawing isn't until 2012. The one on the right was raffled off on Sunday. It was made by the Reston chapter of Quilters Unlimited. Some very talented ladies.

I did well with my purchases on Friday – only picked up some needles, a Sewline pencil and Synthrapol for that turquoise hand-dye I want to use with my crumb blocks. Oh, and I also found some items for my Featherweight – bobbins, a ¼” foot, belt and light bulb. All of that fit into my apron pockets, but Saturday I weakened at Schoolhouse Quilt Shoppe. Judie Rothermel had bundles of fat quarters that were very well priced and I loved the fabrics. I could say one fit in my pocket, but not the other, which had 27 FQs from the Heritage Center. I took some handwork with me Sunday to keep me away from the vendors. I was busy during the show – training volunteers and the like, but had plenty of time between shifts to see the quilts and shop.

I was a little worried Saturday morning as I drove to the show. I felt more tired than I had the night before. I did okay and rested on the couch Saturday evening and got a good nights’ sleep. I think taking handwork (kept me off my feet) and a big thermos of tea helped me through Sunday. I felt great on Monday and spent the day catching up on things around the house. Monday was the only evening we would all be together before my daughter goes to Japan so we went out for a family meal at one of our favorite restaurants – Mike’s American Grill.

I hope to catch up on all my favorite blogs soon.


  1. Great show! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! Some very amazing quilts were hanging in the show!! Thanks for sharing them online. Fantastic!!

  3. I am so pleased that the show went well. I looks like a very big concern, congratulations on the success. You must have been very proud to see your work hanging there. Just sorry it was too far to go to visit.

  4. Thank you for the vicarious visit to the show. Your string quilt is beautiful! So many amazing quilts, but I do have a weakness for a churn dash pattern and Suzie's Second Time Around really struck a chord with me. And I am always impressed with a postage stamp quilt--all those tiny pieces! Looks like your hard work paid off in a great show! Congrats!!

  5. A beautiful show Maureen! Thanks for all the great pics!

  6. Glad the tea kept you going- looks like it was a fabulous show.

  7. Glad you are feeling good. What a great show - love your string quilt. Fun you found some goodies for the Featherweight.
    Take care of yourself!

  8. Beautiful show, thanks for sharing ! XO

  9. looks like it was a great success so you can be proud of yourself and breath a little easier now.

    thank you for sharing some of the wonderful work that was entered.


  10. Great show thanks for showing and sharing all the wonderful pictures!


  11. what a wonderful venue for a show - it looks so incredible! Thanks for sharing the quilts with us