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Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Quilt Show and BBQ and the Blues

I started a perfect day today by going to the Olathe Kansas Quilt Guild's show. They held it in a local mall (inside) in a vacant store, and while the venue was very nice with it's bright lights and space, it was difficult to find because of the lack of signage outside. But, my friends and I persevered and find it we did.

It was a nice show, and the boutique was nicely organized. I came home with just a little bit of fabric (like a fat quarter) to add to the Mayo pile - like I didn't have enough, right? So without further ado, here's my favorites from the show. I seem to gravitate to the ones that are very graphic, either in their colorations or the pattern.

This is their opportunity quilt for this year. I love these Snail's Trails.

Soft embroidery teacups.
I liked the change up in the quilting on the backround.
Isn't this and interesting border? It's one piece of fabric!

A nice study in value.

I love this hankie quilt. This is a closeup of one block.
This is the overall quilt. It's from Hooked on Hankies, Laura Sinema and Suzanne McNeil. I think this book is going to have to go on my birthday wish list.
The quilter did a wax batik process to get this beautiful iris and the quilting is gorgeous too.

This is only one of the two quilts you get from one pattern. The other one looks like bamboo, and I got interrupted, then forgot to take the picture. Here's a website with the pattern by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. I actually have this pattern (somewhere), but I really like it done in all batiks. Don't you?
So that's it for the quilt show. Now, I have more inspiration than I have time!

Tonight we went to dinner with our best friends, Darlene and Byron at a local BBQ joint, B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ. Nothing fancy at all: just beer, BBQ and great music. Tonight was Fast Johnny Ricker and John Stephenson. You know you are getting old when you have to leave after the first half hour because you are yawning in spite of yourself! I'd say today was just about a perfect day, including the spring weather and beautiful spring blossoming trees everywhere you look.

So that's it for this week. Next up for me is a dental appt, a haircut, a doctor's appt, a lot more mystery audits (that's my new job), starting a new commission piece, and rounding up loose ends here and there. Happy stitching until next Sunday!


Loris said...

Hi Sharon, Beautiful quilts from the show. The wax batik Iris quilt was fascinating. I made it to Quilter's Cupboard yesterday to see Lori and Gail. They are doing great and have been checking in on your blog. Enjoy those mystery audits :-)

Wendy said...

Thanks for virtual quilt show. Beautiful quilts!