Wednesday, October 16, 2019

How About A Quilt Show??

Mum and I went to a quilt show over the weekend - they only put this one on once every two years, and it's always amazing.  It's at the most beautiful church - over 250 quilts (no, I won't show you all of them) - craft vendors and a luncheon in the basement.  Just lovely.

I started attending this one for a special reason.  I re-connected with my girlfriend from high school, and found out her mum had started quilting after I knew her.  Not only started quilting, she was an absolutely stunning quilt artist!  She always had a quilt in this show, and after her death, the family donated her bible quilt to the church.  It's always on display.  It was the first thing I saw when I walked in the door - 


I think you can click to embiggen.  Here's the only close-up that turned out....


She used all kinds of fabrics, and it is stunning.  Brought a tear to my eye, because I would have loved to have known her while she was quilting.

And now - on to the show - get your coffee or tea and enjoy!!

Blurry, but it was just darling.
Tiny paper pieced birds!!
Incredibly tiny!!!!!
Mum loved those penguins behind her!
Absolutely glorious bee!!!

Now these two above I just loved so much - one on each side of the altar, I believe they were paper-pieced, just gorgeous and I'd love to make something similar!!  You know I love God's word in fabric!  They reminded me of vintage quilts that are similar, with the words all running together.
Lots of vintage quilts!
The one above won best in show
The show was featuring a prolific local art quilter - I'm not posting names, as some ladies didn't want them known, but this gal was incredible.  Here is some more of her work.

So there ya go - did you enjoy it?  I know I did!  The church is Dearborn First United Methodist in Dearborn, MI, and the facebook page is Festival of Quilts.  They have lots more pictures there, and most of them turned out better than mine, lol.  Not the easiest venue for photography, but fantastic for going in person.  

And now I think I'll go get my jammies on, and relax....my aunt had snow at her house overnight [she's 30 minutes north of me, yikes] so cuddle-up weather is here!  Enjoy your week, my friends!

Love,
Allie






19 comments:

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Amazing quilts. How to choose which to feature! Another wonderful outing with Mum.

Julierose said...

What beautiful quilts--nice show. Thanks for sharing...hugs, Julierose

Nancy J said...

beautiful , and I went to the link, a glorious display in the church, the view from up higher,thanks for sharing. How could anyone pick just one from all those beauties.

Lin said...

Thank you Allie - that was a great show. The art quilts are stunning but somehow the ones I really love are the vintage quilts. Also the Grandmothers fan cats - what a simple but very effective idea. The bible quilt is beautiful. xx

Fiona said...

Fabulous quilts.... I did enjoy seeing them.... I do love quilt shows...
Hugz

Little Quiltsong said...

Just awesome Allie!! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm just amazed at all the work and detail that went into the first one - and so many others. Tears come to my eyes, when I think how they must have sat over their work and with deep love, created these beautiful quilts.

kupton52 said...

What an awe-inspiring post! I'm so full of eye-candy I think I've gained 10 pounds while looking at these quilt photos! lol I am truly inspired though. Thank you---wonderful post.

Terry said...

Thank you, a feast for the eyes. They are all so beautiful. Many talented quilters out there....

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful quilts! Amazing display!

Cathy said...

What beautiful quilts. Let me know next time and I will try and go and meet up with you. Hugs

West Michigan Quilter said...

What beautiful quilts. Love the picture of Mum too! Thanks for posting the pictures of these beautiful quilts. I appreciate them since I couldn't get to your side of the state.

Donna P. said...

Amazing art. Yes, I consider quilting like this an art. Lucky you to be able to see them. Enjoyed your tour very much!

Kathleen Kingsbury said...

Those quilts are all just breathtaking! I can understand why it's only held every two years. These quilts would take that long, or longer to complete! The Bible quilt is beautiful but I can't tell if it's applique or all hand-drawn. I was also struck by the unique use of partial dresden plates for the cat quilt. Just impossible to really pick a favorite though. All beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing your pictures!
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Genofidaho said...

Thank you so much for showing all of these beautiful quilts. What a lovely tribute to our Lord Jesus Christ. Wish I could have seen all of these in person. Thanks again

Tanya said...

What a show! I’d love to go someday (now that I have a daughter in Michigan). The displaying of the quilts over the pews is stunning and I too love the two Lord’s Prayer quilts. Thank you for the pictures!

Tammy said...

These are all amazing quilts. especially the one of the last supper and the bee quilt...My 2 personal favorites out of the pictures

Yvonne said...

So many different techniques, so many colorful and beautiful quilts. Thank you for sharing!

Michelle H said...

Wow they are all amazing! Thank you for posting as many as you did, was a treat to see.

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing the quilts. I don't think I could find a favorite! They are lovely. Glad you and your Mum could go.

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