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)
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!