Yesterday a friend and I went to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. We both saw lots of friends and enjoyed visiting and catching up with them. Below is the Back Door Quilts booth. They are located here in Greenwood, and stock all of my patterns. The two quilts hanging over the edge are made from my patterns. The bright one on the left is my newest pattern Leftovers. It uses leftover jelly roll strips and/or layer cake squares. The quilt on the right is Hexagon Trail and uses 2" hexagons. There is no hand sewing machine and is a quilt as you go pattern. The pillow on the table is my Charming Hexagon pillow pattern done in Tim Holtz fabrics. My patterns are also available as an instant download in my Etsy shop.
My friend Claire that now lives in Ridley Park, PA (formerly from Middlebury, IN), entered her Little Brown Bird quilt in the quilt festival and won an Honorable Mention ribbon.
Pictured in front of the photo are (left to right) Theresa, me, and Gretchen.
This quilt was made by friend Kathy Downie This is a memorial quilt to her Dad. It's made from his jeans.
This is the grand prize winner. The quilt is by Janet Stone from Overland Park, KS.
I apologize for not taking the photo of the maker. This one may be a Di Ford pattern or maybe it was inspired by her work.
Here is another that I don't have information for. There is something that I love about a quilt that repeats a block. This is Ohio Stars with a plain alternate block.
This one is made from hexagons (I think). The ribbon was for machine quilting.
This quilt was interesting because the background carried out into the border with half square triangles, but the part of this that I really liked......
was the border. Look at the little nine patches that make up the flowers and the four patches that look like buds.
This quilt is a Dear Jane with solid triangles. The maker lived in Rochester, IN.
Ahhhhhh lunch. You can't go to Shipshewana without having a cup of soup and an Amish pretzel at Jo-Jos Pretzels in the Davis Mercantile building.
I'll show the rest of the quilt festival in the next post. Maybe by then I will have a photo of what I bought at the vendors.........
I want to thank all of you that left such wonderful comments on my last blog post and those of you that took the time to write personal emails. I am truly touched at the response I got when I asked the question whether to blog or not. Most everyone enjoys getting to know others through their blog posts while others said they learned a lot from bloggers that showed tutorials and explained the processes they go through when making different types of quilts. Some said they like a story rather than just a photo and a hashtag. I was thrilled to hear from bloggers I hadn't heard from in a long time and from new friends that I didn't know were reading. I appreciate each and every one of you. If you didn't receive a personal response from me, it means you are a no-reply comment blogger, and I had no way to reach you.
I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!