Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sewing Expo


Yes, I know, it has been a long time.  I bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth, yet again! 

I have been busy doing a lot of things.  The type of things that keep you busy all day long and then at the end of the day you say, "What the heck did I accomplish?!?"  You know that feeling.

Well, I am back.  And I want to share something fun that Big and I did last week.

 
I went to a Sewing Expo!  I was super excited to go and yet a bit let down when we got there.  The best part of the whole thing was when I saw a vendor that I had met in WV at a quilt show 2 years ago.  She sells wonderful fabric. 

There were some very nice quilts displayed, but none knocked my socks off. 

I was very taken with the grouping of mini quilts that had a theme of, "Wine in Virginia."  You know I love me some wine!




Big had a favorite.  This quilt was made out of two panels.  The panel in the center was uncut and the other panel was cut into large flowers to be placed in the border.



This one caught my eye.  I like the strips of fabric running to the center with pinwheels.

 
There was a very interesting display of quilts that depicted what racism meant to the quilter.
 

This display of mini quilts was interesting also.  I was standing close to them and thought, "hmm..these are placed so close to each other." While I was thinking this, a "White glove" lady came by and told me to stand back to view them.  She then told me each quilter had two colors that had to be incorporated in such a way that they would join the quilts to each side of them.  I found it to be a cool idea.

 
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little journey.  I will be back.  I have been busy with my other blog - Feeding Big.  I find it easier to blog about cooking, there is not a lot of personal sharing going on.  I have missed everyone and want to reconnect. 
 
Chat with you soon!
 
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5 comments:

Cherie said...

Those shows look so cool! I need to go to one sometime.
Sometimes it's good to take a blogging break =D

Cameron said...

Aw...I hate it when I've been looking forward to a show....and then it kinda lets me down....
I like the looks of all the color, though....painting with fabric is what it is :)

Glad you're back!

Shay said...

Im with you ...a lot of those quilts are technically brilliant but for me the wow factor is missing. That's not a comment on the quilts or the skills of the quilt makers it just means there isn't anything there I'd be likely to run off and make.

I think I must use quilt shows as inspiration.

P. said...

Thanks for the virtual tour of the quilt expo. I, too, like the strips running into pinwheels quilt, and the one with the colors that run from one to the next is a pretty cool thing as well.

AnnieO said...

It is a funny thing about quilt shows--I find myself drawn to more contemporary works because they are ones I would never make for myself. But I do find it interesting to try to figure out their choices and methods. Glad you both found some things you really liked.