Monday, March 9, 2015

Quilt Show

Last weekend the local quilt club had a quilt show.  My Mom who has been a quilter for many years wanted to go, so we did! 
I enjoy quilts and this one is bright and beautiful
Another award winning quilt
This little wall hanging of a hummingbird is so pretty. My Dad loved hummingbirds so this made me think of him.
I liked the fabrics used in this quilt
blues and greens are so pretty together
Mom really liked this quilt
This close up shows all the small postage stamp size squares and the lovely quilting
Love the vibrant colors
This large wall hanging is very stylish
Maple Leaf design for my Canadian friends
Of course there was a quilt in U of Ga colors
This was a cute wall hanging
A baby quilt of X's and O's
Adorable!
Sweet Hearts!
One of my favorites was made using selvage edges...clever
Close up of the square

This was my 'Best of Show' vote
It was titled "Mod Flowers"
Love the colors and pattern so much
Close up of the square
Hand pieced and hand quilted 
Love this!

Mom and I had so much fun.  It was nice to have an outing that didn't involve Doctors, Dentists or the grocery store.

Do you quilt?  

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

**I finally added some info to the pages listed below my header...I would appreciate feedback thanks!**

46 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Gorgeous quilts. I am constantly amazed at the beautiful quilts and the quilting. Amazing.

Glad you and your Mom had a great day.

Judy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're all so gorgeous, so it's hard to pick a favorite. I'm sure you had such a fun time with your mom. My mom is the quilter in our family. Thanks for sharing Linda.

Claudia said...

Lovely quilts. I made a maple leaf quilt for my mom many, many years ago in honor of her Canadian birth. It's still at my dad's.

xp
Claudia

Lynn said...

This is truly an art I am in awe of, I think quilts are amazing! Sounds like you both had a nice day:@)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I love quilts they are so pretty I would love a nice one for my bed but alas I still do not have one, oh well maybe one day

Hartwood Roses said...

My great-grandmother was a quilter, and her quilts are treasured family heirlooms. Neither my grandmother or mother quilted, though my mother sewed. I have made quilts, both large bed-sized ones and baby-sized quilts, but I don't consider myself to be a quilter.

It's a huge coincidence that you posted this today, because I have been fighting the urge to start a quilt, as I try to keep on my plan to finish things before I start something new. Right now, it's a pair of crocheted socks that I need to finish. One and a half socks down, just half a sock to go.

Art and Sand said...

Awesome quilts.

I used to do a lot more quilting, but space and time get in the way. Once my hand surgery is over, I hope I can get back to it.

EM said...

You call it U/Ga colors, I call it U of L colors. Either way, it's a win-win. :-) I love quilts and quilting. My grandmother was a quilter and I have several of the quilts that she made.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I bet your Mother loved spending the day with you, and seeing all those works of art. It would be hard to pick a favorite, as they are all so pretty.
My Mother quilted, but I never did.

Susan said...

Hi Linda. What spectacular quilts! Your Mom must have loved them. So happy you got to spend precious time with her doing something FUN.

I've never quilted but appreciate the beauty of quilts people so painstakingly make.

I love the headings under your header. Very nice job!

Thanks for the visit. Susan

Jann Olson said...

Linda, what a beautiful quilt show! Certainly was a fun outing for you and your mother. The one using selvedges was a clever idea. I do quilt, but I don't do hand quilting. I would never finish one if I waited for that. lol!
hugs,
Jann

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to see beautiful quilts! It's something I've never learned to make....maybe some day. The little humming bird sure is cute! And I like the sweethearts too. Enjoy your week Sis! Hugs, Diane

Audrey said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful quilts with up Linda. Glad you and your Mom had a nice day out. I have collected a few nice old quilts and some are pretty time-worn. Years ago, I designed and made a king size quilt, machine pieced but hand quilted. Maybe I will show it one of these days. Love your links in your header. I need to learn how to do that.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Such lovely quilts! =)
Thanks for sharing them!

Marigene said...

Beautiful quilts! No, I don't quilt, my little sister got that gene...I have been the recipient of more than a few of her masterpieces, though.

svelteSTUFF said...

I REALLY like your new 'info-line'! (HOW do you insert one??)
I learned to much about you, and it kinda makes your whole blog a bit more cohesive - Nice.

Feral Turtle said...

WOW Art with fabric. Thanks for sharing Linda!

Susan said...

I love quilt shows, but this reminds me that I have several to finish--oh where does the time go!

Chatty Crone said...

I want a quilt sooooooooo bad.

Mereknits said...

Wow, they are all so amazing. I wish I did quilt, but it would take time away from my yarn.
Hugs,
Meredith

Jacqueline said...

I always wanted a quilter in my family to make me quilts. The only one I have made is a blue jean fancy pocket quilt - back form the 70's and 80's!

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely quilts! It is one of the (many) crafts I've yet to master.
Amalia
xo

My thrift store addiction said...

Linda, Thanks for taking us along this beautiful outing. These gorgeous quilts are works of art! Blessings, Cecilia

Babs R said...

What a fun outing! Beautiful quilts. I always admire quilters' patience and creativity. I did a bit of quilting,with a ladies' club, back in the 1970s . We made lap robes for a nursing home and one big quilt for the grange auction. Some of the ladies were very accomplished. Me..not so much. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, my little mother would lave loved to have seen this quilt show. She was a quilter too of more simple blocks but she loved it.
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The French Hutch said...

No I don't, wish I could quilt. My MIL is a quilter and I've been lucky to receive some smaller sized wall hangings from her. She loves to her quilts in shows. Thanks for the quilt tour..........

Viki said...

I love quilts. I have one but it was machine quilted. I would love a hand quilted one. I read all the time but haven't been to your blog in a while. I enjoyed perusing the new info under the headings. Looks good to me.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Linda, The quilts are gorgeous and it must have been a wonderful outing for you and your mom. I just want to say that you blog looks so great! The dropdown under your header are well done and interesting and easy to follow! I need to work on mine now! Linda

Rue said...

I loved learning more about you on your pages :)

Those quilts are wonderful! Especially your choice. Love that one!

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the quilt made from selvedges. I have several family quilts and treasure them.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

So glad you and your mom had a great day at the quilt show. I love your "mod" best of show... so happy. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

Those quilts are all so amazing! I've always loved quilts, and wish I could find some vintage ones someday. How fun to share the show with your mom.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...
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Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Wow! Just wow! I kept thinking "that's my favourite" .... " nope, THATS my favourite" .... " no actually it's that one " ..... all amazing. I do really like the circular one (number 2) and the maple leaf one, can't imagine the hours of work that went into all of them :)

Kathleen said...

Hi Linda!
I am so happy to read your mom was well enough to go to the show. What beautiful quilts! I'll be praying for a blessed delivery of your new grand, how exciting!
I haven't been blogging much, but came back for the St. Patrick's Day Crawl. Missed you and Diann. I know everyone is busy! Hope ll is well. It has been a depressing few months here, hoping Spring will be better!

Lady Linda said...

Hi Linda, saw your comment on Susan's blog and popped over to say hi. Oh yes, I am a quilter, so LOVE this post. It is always a joy to see quilts. They make me happy. Hope all is well in your world.
Love,
Linda

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I made one quilt over 30 years ago, and I think it was just to big of a project to start with. I never did another one until recently. I was thrifting and found 6 vintage quilts in many different stages of being finished. To honor these woman I have decided to finish them! so glad you had a nice day!

Meanqueen said...

Number 14/15 is just amazing. Fantastic use of remnants which would otherwise be discarded. Great photo's, thanks.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

These are all beautiful, Linda. The traditional quilts are my favorites. xo Laura

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! I'm still enjoying these beautiful quilts. Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Linda, I'm back to see more of your quilts and also to say that I see that you recently went to Biltmore! I'm headed there in April and I can't wait!! Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. You do get around, girl!! Good for you!!! Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Hope your weekend is going well. We got some more snow today but it's in the 40s so it melted! I'm all for that.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

these are all so beautiful...my mama quilted and did really beautiful work.

Donna said...

Oh, I love a quilt show. I have to say my fav is the maple leaf quilt. It would be so pretty for fall. Thanks for stopping by, Linda.

Mila Myk said...

Wow, so many patterns and colors!
I hope you will share your post with our Link Up - Idea box:

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xx
Mila
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Diana Petrillo said...

What a wonderful quilt show--you and your mom must have had so much fun. I especially enjoyed the heart and the leaf motifs.