Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sisters Quilt Show

Let's begin with the most important picture - my friend Cathy purchased this beautiful quilt at the show, and here she is with the lady that quilted it!!! Ellen and I had been walking around the show with her and Cathy was really attracted to this one. She said it would look great at her house and was wondering if it would fit her bed, and as she pulled off the sales tag to purchase it there was cheering by a group of people behind us! What I remember of the quilt's story is that there is a group of quilter's that enter a number of quilts for sale into the show, with the proceeds of those sold donated to a hospital. The lady that made this top had passed away and the top had been donated to their group, and they were very happy that it had sold and would be going to a new home. Another interesting thing is that Cathy is an anesthesiologist at her local hospital, and the sale of the quilt benefits their hospital! What are the chances of this happening?

There are also vendors in Sisters, and one of my regrets last year was not purchasing an antler basket from this booth. Of course I had to remedy the situation, so she's posing with the basket that I bought!

One of my favorite parts of the show is the teacher booth. There are so many beautiful quilts they have to hang some of the largest outside of the tent! This one is "Woody and the Seashell" by Janet Fogg.

Even though most of my current work with textiles includes my sewing machine, I used to do quite a bit of handwork and have started playing with wool and some of Sue Spargo's patterns. This one is on the cover of her book "Contemporary Folk". If I could have fit more classes into the week before the show, I would have liked to have added a class with her.

Barbara Shapel's herons are so beautiful, and I'm sure many of you have seen this quilt before, but I couldn't help posting it.

I've got more pictures from the show, so another post to come...


Delighted Hands said...

Hmmmm, wonderful! Love the antler basket; glad you got a second chance to buy one, that doesn't happen very often.

imquilternity said...

Gorgeous quilts, but I absolutely LOVE "Woody and the Seashell" - WOW! Thanks so much for sharing.