Monday, August 13, 2012
DESIGN WALL MONDAY
Since we took two days off this week to attend a quilt show and visit DS2 and DDIL, this is my progress on the triangle twist this week. Its exciting to start adding another colour! I'm taking my time with this project - since the pieces are so small, and I want to be accurate with my paper piecing, I only work on it for a short time. I am getting some housework caught up, so its not all a bad thing.
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The International Plowing Match Quilt Show in New Dundee Ontario was lovely. They had about 100 quilts displayed, with a few vendors, a silent auction and a tea room with the best scones, hand made at the venue!
There were quilts in many categories, and all had been judged. I liked the judges comments that were typed and added to the back of each artist statement. It was interesting to see why an absolutely beautiful quilt didn't win a prize. It will also be helpful for the quilters to improve the areas that need it. There were also good comments on each quilt, highlighting the parts that the judges loved.
This was the display that greeted us at the entrance to the show. I just loved the quilt - tiny nine-patches!
There were aprons on display, and a lovely display of 4H quilts, using "Take 5" patterns. They are required to select 5 fabrics in 5 minutes and create the quilt top in 5 hours! They all did a great job!
This butterfly quilt, with huge butterflies of every hue, was not judged, but will be in the local quilt show in the fall. It was made to celebrate an anniversary - the gold ring.
There was beautiful long-arm quilting that accented all the vines and leaves, as well as the background.