Friday, October 19, 2012

At Long Last. . . .

Yes, I know what you're thinking - "what took her so long to post the stuff about the quilt show?"  Well, I'm claiming an overdose. . .of "too much"!  I got through the quilt show and have just kind of wilted this week.  I just can't seem to focus on anything much - I feel like I'm just kind of "floating" through life this week.  I still have quilts and stuff all over the living room, and I don't care.  I did get to the grocery store and got my laundry done, but other than that, not too much has been accomplished.  And you know what?  I'm not stressing about it.  This has been a very busy year getting ready for the quilt show, and I'm just taking the week off!  And maybe part of next week too.

So, I think the quilt show was a success!  No one asked me "what were you thinking?!" about my quilts.  And I only heard positive comments, although there were a few people pondering how I did the letters on my quilts.  I was quick to tell them, and show them Tonya's Word Play book.  And some people actually wrote the information down!  (there may be an uptick in sales of your book this week, Tonya!)  I had Gwen Marston's books, Liberated Quiltmaking II and Liberated String Quilts with me also, for anyone wanting further information.  Many of the quilters thanked me for having the books there.

So, on to the good stuff - the pictures!


We'll start here.  This is where we had the bed turning (a showing of antique quilts that are layered on the bed).  That is my indigo quilt on the wall behind the bed (covering an ugly picture), and lots of my little quilts are laying on the table.  I've got my quilts with the vintage 30's fabrics on the quilt rack in the background.  The orange quilt (cat with pumpkin) on the front of the table was my most popular little quilt - I actually got a few offers to buy it! (But it's not for sale, and I no longer have the pattern - very sad)


Here's my Puss in the Corner quilt.


The Doodle Bugs wall quilt and one of my string quilts.


The Bullseye quilt "Polka Dot Frenzy" and then the two little quilts from the Liberated Amish challenge.


"Happy Scraps", the crumb quilt.  I was asked a few questions about the term "crumbs".  Most of the quilters smiled at the explanation. LOL


"Evening Fields", the Half Log Cabin quilt.  This is the biggest quilt I've made.


The Halloween quilt, a Scrappy Trip Around the World pattern.  Down in the right-hand corner you can see part of the little bench that DH made for me many years ago and which I stenciled, with one of my little stuffed bunnies sitting there.


I grouped most of the liberated quilts together.  Oh, I forgot to say earlier - I got an Honorable Mention on Snuggle at the Western Washington Fair, and I got a Third Place ribbon on the liberated log cabins Lib Logs and Prosper.



Some of my older wall quilts and the little lap quilt.  Sorry this picture is so dark.  The overhead light was out.


Another of the string quilts along with the I Spy quilt.  A lot of people really liked that wild string quilt!



And lastly, my wall of wall quilts!  You can also see the other end of the bench with my long-legged bunny hanging out there.


And I thought I'd show you Vonda's One Block Wonder quilt.  She won Viewer's Choice all 3 days!

I had a lot of fun at the quilt show.  My sister came up to visit for Saturday and Sunday, and I had lots of family and friends come by to see the show too, which was nice.  Most of them had never seen my quilts.

I also read the histories of the antique quilts during the Bed Turning, and we had a lot of fun with that.  Even 10 years ago, I couldn't have done that for being so shy.  I guess I have to say I'm over it now!

So, big sigh, and now back to my regularly scheduled life!  I'm so ready to do some other things, and sew some new projects!

11 comments:

  1. Oh my. Somehow I missed the memo about your quilt show. What a fabulous collection of quilts, Sharon! I love all the pictures and the quilts are all spectacular. How fun it would have been to be there! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. How proud you must have felt to see your beautiful work on display for others to enjoy. Now you probably feel like you need a vacation!

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  3. congrats on a great display. woo hoo!

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  4. I loved seeing all your 'beauties' in one spot! I think the 'bulls eye' one really caught
    my fancy, but they are all wonderful!!

    I must say, quite often I just 'let' my house be in disarray completely guilt free!!!!

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  5. Congrats!!!! So much fun to see all your fabulous quilts there together. woohoo!

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  6. Wow! No wonder you are "floating"! That's awesome to have all your quilts displayed like that. Such validation. Congrats!

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  7. What a wonderful display of your quilts! Wow! I bet you are so frazzled. I know that is a lot of work getting all your quilts ready for display. Congrats on overcoming your shyness. But, I never thought of you as shy. I thought of you as outgoing. Where did the shyness come from?

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  8. Great seeing all your quilts together. Congrats on a wonderful show.

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  9. They're all so gorgeous! Hard to pick a favorite. Take a break you deserve it! Thanks so much for sharing your photos.

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  10. What a wonderful show, and how exciting! No wonder you're taking time off. It's fun to see your quilts all together. They are really even more impressive as a group. Congratulations!!!

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  11. Your quilts are wonderful! So amazing to have a show and share them with people who properly appreciate them. Thanks so much for sharing them with us too!

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