Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A visit to the quilt show in Palmy

(But first I have to apologize for the quality of the photos)

On Saturday the Rose City Quilters had their annual show aptly named Tote and Gloat. I decided to pay a visit, it's the first time I've ever been to one of their shows.  There were the usual merchants malls with tempting things to buy. And there was exhibitions to look at. But the most interesting part is where members of the audience - who I'm sure, are all quilters, get to stand on the stage and show their quilt and speak about it.
It lasts for most of the day and by the time I left to go home I felt very inspired by all the talented girls who were there.
This quilt was queen bed sized made from civil war fabrics with small doilies sewn onto squares. It was very plain but it would have been one of my favorites.
This one was a close second as a favorite, again a very plain pattern, but really effective. There was also a lovely display of mixed media work done by Lynette and her friend Katherine. If you'd like to see some more of there work you can find it here. I could show you lots more, but may be another time.
So off home to work on my latest quilt. I'll show you photos soon.

Carole x


Lilla said...

Hi Carole, love to see what you are up to.
The show looks wonderful, I did the show in Houston and this looks better.
I do miss the crafts in NZ, they are really of a high standard, no?
I am just popping in to say hello before bed time,
aloha Lilla

Jennifer said...

Looks like a great show!

Linda said...

Amazing. Did NZ have a civil war .... with fabrics from that date?

Lynette (NZ) said...

Thanks for the linky ;-)

Margaret said...

The show looks fab! what a great place to be inspired! Mx