Tuesday, August 28, 2007

quilt show news

originally began monday, august 27th.......
well, i had to go back to work yesterday (and turn in a late assignment for my class) and then had a meeting until 9 pm, so after some sleepin in this morning and spending a make-up day with my little guy i am finally getting somewhat back to normal.
funny how vacations can seem almost exhausting when you return home....;0)
anyway, i arrived at tammy's house in tenn., picked her up and we travelled the final two hours together. it seemed that circumstances were set in motion to try and pop our excitement from the get go, from being sent to an uncleaned room (it will take 30 minutes ma'am), to having another couple walk into our room as we were unpacking (we moved you to another room without telling you ma'am, then gave someone else your room), yet onward we pressed! i mean, come on, with the anticipation of your first AQS quilting convention dangling in front of you, you can smile and forgive A LOT!

i think it will take a few posts to share all, but i want to show you some of the amazing quilts we saw at this year's show. first, my favorite and the favorite of the judges....
amazing....kitty in the corner blocks with a kitty standing over them in the corner.

i have to say that while walking through the displays, i was amazed at the creative and imaginative concepts behind these pieces, not to mention the sheer skill and dedication to the art.
there were a lot of pictorial quilts this year....it seems to be the "in thing", i was captivated....

ok. this is one of my absolute favorites from the category "a few of my favorite things", ironically enough....
if you look closely at these blocks, you will see a few standard quilter's favorites. look closely and see if you can find the iron, the rotary cutter, the kitty sitting pretty, the beautiful antique sewing machine, and the scissors. how creative and lovely, huh?
but there were some more traditionally-styled quilts, i will get some of those up later this week, 'cause blogger doesn't want to load any more pics right now......
my shelves are up in my sewing room and the stash is almost completely weeded and sorted, stacked and shelved. i hope to post pictures soon.

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