Loose Threads: Quilt Show Road Trip

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quilt Show Road Trip

Yesterday I drove down to Bloomington, Indiana, to the Indiana Hoosier Heritage Quilt Show. I met friends for lunch and dinner after the show. The weather was gorgeous yesterday, and the temperature was right around 70 - a perfect day for a drive. I have posted photos that I took at the show in my webshots (link over in my sidebar). I'm going to post a few photos here of ones that I really liked.

Looking at this quilt was like looking out of a window back in the late 60s. There is the hippy sitting by the tree with his Uncle Sam protest sign and the van all decorated up. This one actually made me laugh. It didn't win any ribbons but was a favorite of mine.

This quilt is a miniature. The circular quilting in the solid setting squares are the size of a nickle. That gives you an idea of how tiny those little nine patches are.

This quit won best of show. The applique was just gorgeous.

Vendors???? Ok. Yes, there were vendors. I was pretty well behaved. I bought these two charm packs of Moda's Fresh line and a honey bun of the same line.

And, the Aurifil thread booth always calls to me. We can all use thread, right????

In one corner of a booth there was a lady knitting this beautiful hand dyed yarn. The picture just doesn't do it justice.
More later on. Hope you are all out enjoying your weekend.

1 comment:

Kaaren said...

Hi Luann,

Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my first visit here. 70 degrees in Indiana? How I envy you! My nephew is at a hockey tourney in Indianapolis this weekend.

Isn't the best of show quilt stunning? I "grooved" through the 60's so I certainly can relate to the "hippy" quilt. What fun!

Please stop by again and thanks for the nice comments on my blog.

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