Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Some Friends + Some Quilts= A Good Weekend

Well, this wasn't Quilt Market but it was still fun!
The quilt guild that I belong to had it's Quilt Show last weekend
and I got to hang out with friends and see quilts.
What could be more fun? Well, shopping- and there was some of that going on too!
Here is a photo of some of my friends and some of our quilts.

Here are some geometric quilts and a couple with handwork.
The little black and white embroidery was a block in one of the quilts...
boy, do I need that prayer... only super sized!
(it says: Dear God, always walk beside me with your arm around me and your hand over my mouth).

Here are some appliqued quilts.

Here are a few that are kind of artsy.
Some with star blocks.

There is a "quilt turning" done at the show. There are a bunch of antique quilts
stacked on a bed and the story of the quilt is read and then the quilt is turned back to reveal
the quilt below it and the story is read for that one... it's really a fun program.

Here are some of the pieces that were made by our featured quilter, Lura Schwartz Smith.

The raffle baskets that I showed you a couple of weeks ago were a big hit once again.
We made a lot of $$$ for our guild with those! woohoo!


Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. I am drawn to the appliqued ones.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow! Those are some really pretty quilts! I didn't see a single one I didn't like. And the prayer is adorable. I think I need that for my desk at work! :-) Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing all of these amazing quilts ! Looks like you and your friends had a great time !

Mary said...

You really did have your own quilt market! What a talented group you have there!

Vivian said...

It is always astounding to me to go to a quilt show (live or virtual) and see the extensive range of creativity being done in the quilt world today. And yet quilting is still considered a "niche" market?

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Sonia said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

Betty Lou said...

Great pictures, looks like a lot of fun.

JJ said...

Looks like a fun time, our quilt guilds show is in June. I really need that prayer also.

Quilt Hollow said...

WOW! Love several of the quilts and wish I could have see the CAT one up close and personal just because it looks so cool!

Needled Mom said...

They all look fabulous and it is nice to know that so much money was made for the guild.

Sallie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow. Stunning, lovely quilts.