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.
Tiny vintage quilt made from yo-yo's.
All the pews had quilts on them. These two were hand cross-stitched.
Pretty wall quilt. Loved the colors.
This was just gorgeous, hanging high from a branch. A tribute quilt to their show horses that had passed.
Beautiful quilt hanging by the altar.
Trip Around The World quilt - I'd never seen an edging done like this. I think it was vintage.
Lovely pew quilt.
This was gorgeous.
Another vintage quilt.
The vintage quilts were on loan from the Dearborn Historical Museum.
Quilts of Valor were there - mum and I signed blocks.
This won best of show, it was all pieced.
This was an amazing 3D quilt.
Hand appliqued, hand quilted.
Also hand appliqued, but machine quilted.
This was in the story quilts section.
This was too - with 3D ears on the elephants.
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!