Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quilt Celebration 2011

Posted by Strlady at 6:05 PM
Yesterday I took the day off from work and headed off to Dallas, where my guild opened their annual Quilt Show.

This is the show that I will always credit for bringing me back to quilting. A few years ago my sister, Brenda, came for a visit and her trip coincided with the quilt show, so I dragged her butt to the show and fell in love with the craft all over again.

This year's show was just as yummy as the pasts. It's theme was Stars!
And there were stars everywhere.

I actually have this pattern (It's from Bonnie Blue Quilts - Glory Bound) but Dorothy Welch added a few borders to make it larger. I think I'll need to borrow that idea when I make mine.

Remember this quilt? It won a pretty ribbon! (Full Bloom by Carrie Nelson) 
Congrats to Carol Dickschat who pieced this beauty!

I love this quilt. I also have the pattern!! Yeah Me!

Gorgeous is an understatement. I think I'll make it when I become a real quilter. LOL!
Congrats to Nina Johnston for the ribbon this beauty earned.

Lots of stars and gorgeous applique peppered the aisles of this show. I setup the slide show below. I hope it works. The quilters that created each piece is credited after the quilt itself.(I think you can change the speed of the slideshow or move ahead manually if you find things going a bit too slow).

As to the vendors... that is worth a whole post! I'll just say that there was some damage to the bank account, but not as much as there could have been if I had bought that darn Big Board Iron surface that I wanted!!

Hope you are having a quilty weekend!!

5 comments on "Quilt Celebration 2011"

Thelma on March 12, 2011 at 8:14 PM said...

Stars, what a perfect theme and my favorite block. Great pics from the show, THANKS! I love all the quilts. Did you enter one?

You don't have a big must get one as soon as possible!

Will be back to see what you DID buy, it must be good.

The quilt with the flying geese, what's that pattern name, I love it!

Quilter Kathy on March 13, 2011 at 8:30 AM said...

Very much enjoyed watching your quilt show slides today :) I LOVE how you took a photo of the name of the quilter and the title of the quilt etc...great idea!

Carolyn on March 13, 2011 at 9:11 AM said...

Fabulous quilts, thanks for sharing!

Juanita on March 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM said...

I missed some of those quilts! So glad that you had the slideshow, it was wonderful.
This is the first year that I didn't tote my camera, while I don't regret it, I'm certainly happy that you did, and are sharing your photos for us to see!

Béa on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 AM said...

Wonderful show ! Thanks for sharing.


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