Saturday, October 17, 2015

How About A Quilt Show?

Taken with my awful phone camera - in dim light.  Honestly, I'm choosing my next cell phone by how good the camera is.  I should have taken my son's phone, it takes great pics, or my good camera....but hey.

Today was the Festival of Quilts at First United Methodist Church in Dearborn, MI.  I have a friend from high school, who's mum used to be a huge part of this - she's gone now, but they still hang her quilts, and my friend comes up from FL every year for it.  It was great catching up with her.  And I'll show her quilts, but first, the others.  Descriptions are under the photo.

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Tiny vintage quilt made from yo-yo's.

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All the pews had quilts on them.  These two were hand cross-stitched.

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Pretty wall quilt.  Loved the colors.

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This was just gorgeous, hanging high from a branch.  A tribute quilt to their show horses that had passed.

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The sanctuary.

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Beautiful quilt hanging by the altar.

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Trip Around The World quilt - I'd never seen an edging done like this.  I think it was vintage.

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Lovely pew quilt.

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This was gorgeous.

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Another vintage quilt.

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Pretty.

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The vintage quilts were on loan from the Dearborn Historical Museum.

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Quilts of Valor were there - mum and I signed blocks.

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This won best of show, it was all pieced.

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This was an amazing 3D quilt.

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Hand appliqued, hand quilted.

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Also hand appliqued, but machine quilted.

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This was in the story quilts section.

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This was too - with 3D ears on the elephants.

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Pretty.

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So - those are some of  the other quilts, I'll do another post for my friend's mum.  A few of my favorites didn't turn out - I was so bummed.  It was lovely to see all the handwork - there were some machine embroidered quilts, and machine quilted, but TONS of ones done by hand.  I'll see you tomorrow with more!  I have to go make some microwave rice bags - we got down below freezing last night, with another freeze warning for tonight, and we need them!

17 comments:

sunny said...

Gorgeous quilts! I went to two small quilt shows yesterday, but didn't take any pictures. There is so much talent out there!!! THANKS FOR SHARING THESE.

WoolenSails said...

Great quilt show and I love the woman with the quilt, that is a beautiful piece.
I have thought of doing wall quilts with 3D, might be fun to do a few.

Debbie

Sandra :) said...

WOW that's a big church - hopefully I won't get whacked with a lightning bolt if I say ... it's quilt heaven! ;)

Karen said...

A beautiful setting for the quilt display.

Nancy J said...

Every one beautiful, the one with a cross, and the chooks and roosters, my picks. Cool up North, we have cool down here too, but warmed up with the All Blacks win this morning our time. I have to decide if my next log cabins will be huge, or the 12.5 inch size I originally planned for!!!

paulette said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! WOW..they were all gorgeous! Can't wait to see your friend's mother's quilts!
See you tomorrow!

shez said...

Hi Allie thankyou for sharing and boy i love that 3D one xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful quilt show!! So many amazing quilts!! I love seeing quilts displayed over pews. Stay warm tonight, you might need an extra quilt on the bed tonight.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow! Beautiful quilts. Thank you for sharing. It's nice to be able to see the quilts even though i couldn't make it to your side of the state. Wish i could have seen those roosters up close. Looks like you had a great time.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Loving the 3D and the elephants.

desertskyquilts said...

Warm rice bags instead of warm bricks, but things don't change a lot, do they? =) Thanks for sharing so many lovely quilts. I loved that both vintage and modern examples were featured in the show. Some gorgeous, gorgeous pieces. I'm surprised the museum let quilts out in that kind of venue, where they aren't as secure as hanging behind blocked off areas. They are gorgeous, though. I love the QOV pattern you showed, too. I look forward to seeing your friend's mother's quilts.

Edith Csokmay said...

Such gorgeous quilts. Thank you for sharing them.

Val said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I had no idea you were back blogging!!! I will be catching up and check in more often.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Oh Allie, what a treat, the quilts are amazing! x

Lin said...

Beautiful quilts and what looks to be a beautiful venue. Thanks for sharing. xx

Lisa said...

Wow what great quilts. I really love that QOV. What a great use of feature fabrics and clever piecing. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

great looking quilt show. thanks for sharing.

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