Now I know y'all are used to going along on my flea market trips, but what do you say to taking a trip to the quilt show? Sound good? Let's go! This morning my mom and I drove over to Owensboro Kentucky for a their local guild's show. It was only the second time we'd been to one of these shows and I enjoyed it just as much the second time around! While Mom's not as enthusiastic about quilting as I am, she enjoyed it just the same. It was very inspiring to wander around and take in the wonderful quilts that were on display and we uttered many "oohs" and "ahhs" between us. So much time and so much talent went in to making all of the lovely quilts! I wanted to come right home and get started on a project, but my sewing machine is currently throwing a hissy fit.
I snapped a few photos of some of our favorites(and this is a small sampling of that few). This isn't even a fraction of the quilts that were actually in the show and yes, I wanted to touch and take a photo of every single one of them, but didn't want to be known as "That Weird Quilt Stalker Girl Who Got Kicked Out of the Quilt Show for Fondling and Photographing All the Quilts".
First up, some Christmas quilts...there were quite a few, these being mom & my favorites. I thought these wonky Christmas trees were very cool. Mom loved the snowmen quilts.
The photo does not do this undersea themed quilt justice. It was gorgeous and I am envious of the quilt artist who created it! I'd love to be able to do something like this someday!
The abstract flower baskets was another of my favorites.
How can you not love Sunbonnet Sue? The one on the right is an original Sunbonnet Sue quilt. On the left is her reproduction(made by the owner of the original).
I just thought the way these two were displayed was silly...and I loves me some silly.
I'm currently in a wonky quilting bee, so these wonky stars appealed to me immediately.
If I could have taken home a quilt from the show, it would have been this one.Dear Jane Quilt. Folks, it was absolutely amazing. I've read about these, I've seen photos of them, but this is the first one I've ever seen in person. The lady who made this quilt exactly reproduced Jane's 1800's quilt. Exactly...down to the hand quilting designs. She used a magnifying glass to discern the exact stitching in the photo of Jane's original quilt. It took her ten years to complete this quilt. And it was incredible.