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Friday, April 30, 2010

Time for a quilt show

So we'll go back a few days and catch up for a nice quilt show. This is the Kaw Valley Quilter's Guild Show in Lawrence Kansas that was held last Saturday and Sunday. Their venue is at the Douglas County, Kansas fairgrounds, and it's nicely lit and quite a lot of space. My friends and I started off having lunch at Panera Bread, then we felt fortified enough to visit the show and vendors!

A friendship group did this quilt in various sizes and fabrics. Interesting how the blocks pop!
This was my favorite of the show. It is a combination of McKenna Ryan patterns to represent the quilter's home in the country. It's going to be used in a palladium window.
Terry Clothier Thompson recreated this strawberry pattern from a rare antique quilt.
Graphics grab me.
I love the tiny sawtooth border and the feathered stars in the corners.
Great use of a border fabric.
These colors are inspiring.
Love the graphics in this, but since I don't do paper piecing......
This is their Opportunity Quilt
On the way home, we stopped at Pendleton's Country Market for fresh asparagus. The purple asparagus was ready, too, so I brought a pound of each home. You can either pick it yourself or they have it ready to go. Since it was so windy, I chose to not go out in the fields! Thanks to Marj, I now grill it with granulated garlic and olive oil and it is so yummy!

Did you know that asparagus keeps in the refrigerator for 2 weeks if you stand the stalks upright in a container of water and cover it with a plastic bag? I didn't. Of course, it never lasts two weeks at my house, but all the same - good information to know!

Since asparagus season runs until Memorial Day, I should be able to make at least two or three more stops since a couple of my friends are coming to town. First, Margaret from Indiana will be in town for the Machine Quilter's Showcase, and I'm just certain we'll have to go to Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence. Then, Bonnie Hunter, Queen of Scrap Quilting is coming to town on the 16th and I'm taking her to Kaw Valley Guild on the 17th for their speaker and workshop event. THEN, I'll bring her back home on the 20th for an overnight with us.

What a fun month May promises to be!!


Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Thanks for taking us along to the show. I love the top quilt and think I could do that with a bunch of charm squares I just acquired! I don't paper piece either. But I'm thinking when I retire, this might be a new skill to learn if I have the mental faculties.

wv: mogiatio -- a frozen Starbucks confection with a shot of rum

Loris said...

Hi Sharon, What an awesome quilt show. I couldn't believe the paper pieced one..amazing art and certainly must have been a good example of persistence!
How cool that you get to see Margaret and then Bonnie, too!
That's quite a life you are living :-)

YankeeQuilter said...

Great photos from the show...thanks for sharing. Fresh asparagus...I am so jealous. I used to live in a village where I could walk to the 'gras farm and buy it at the sorting shed...spoiled me forever!

Susan R. said...

I tried to email you but the email on your prolife came back to me as undeliverable.

Could you possibly share with me the directions for the snowflakes or point me to where I can find directions. They are just beautiful!

Susan Rizzi