Saturday, June 16, 2018

2 Quilt Shows

Yesterday I went to the Prairie Fest Quilt Show at the Little White Schoolhouse.  This is a tiny show, but, I always love it.  I know most of the ladies who sew at the Little White Schoolhouse.  The Quilter's Dozen are a hand quilting group.  I only took a few pictures.  The quilts are really close together, and you have to take pictures at an angle, so, they look a little wonky.  I did use my camera, and finally got Google to upload the pictures. 

As you walk in, they have a quilt set up, and always have at least one person quilting on it. 

hand quilting

They have a raffle quilt every year.  The money raised goes to the Little White Schoolhouse museum.  Of course I bought tickets.
raffle quilt

Since they are in such a tiny space, they get creative with how they display quilts. 



Sorry, I forgot to get names of the makers/owners of these quilts.  Oops!  Some quilts are new, some are vintage quilts. 

This next quilt was embroidered by the husband and pieced by the wife.  I got to meet the husband while he worked the entrance table.  Teeny tiny stitches on these snow globes. 
snow globes

Here are more quilts.

grouping of small quilted projects





My son's love Star Wars.  This was a great way to fussy cut some of the newer fabrics for Star Wars. 
Star Wars fabric in the center

up close of the Star Wars fabric centers





This was a new twister pattern that I'd not seen before.  There was another new twister pattern a few photos up (Uncle Sam).  There were at least 3 different twister patterns at the show.
bunny twister quilt

This next quilt had hand applique in all the circles.  I took a close up picture of one of the circles.  Each circle is different.

up close of one of the circles


After the Little White Schoolhouse quilt show, I headed over to the church where my little quilt guild meets.  They were having the 2nd annual Ugly Quilt contest.  I took pictures of all 12 entries, and of the ugly fabrics they used.  I'll show the ugly fabric first, then the quilt that they made with the ugly fabric. 

ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


ugly fabric


Two different ladies from my little quilt guild were in this Ugly fabric challenge.  You were asked to vote for your favorite quilt before you left.  There were several different quilts that I liked.  It's always hard to pick just one. 

I'm off to the Pride of the Prairie sew-in this morning.  It's always fun to stitch with friends.  Hopefully the gym will be cool today, since our temps are supposed to reach the mid 90's, and the heat index is supposed to get to 103.  Sunday will be even worse.  We will finally get some relief on Tuesday, just in time for me to load my car for the Missouri TOGA.  I leave on Wednesday morning.  If you are in Missouri, come to Ava, MO, and come join us for a couple of days of playing with vintage sewing machines.  I'm teaching 3 classes at the TOGA (Pin Cushion Thread Catcher, Sewing machine mats & how to convert an electric machine to a hand crank). 


6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the show! Always fun to see what is happening around the country. Those uglies are great.....actually like some of them. LOL. Isn't it just amazing how we can camouflage those prints and now see what it was. I don't know if I could pick just one either.
    You have got a full week ahead. Your classes sounds good and I do wish I could sit in on them. Stay cool and have fun.

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  2. Thanks for sharing all of those. I got to go to the quilt show without even leaving the coffee shop I’m currently! I liked some of the ugly quilts too!

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  3. Always fun to have a virtual quilt show. I was just at the MN quilt show Thursday. I didn't take pix, not enough time after I finished shopping.

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  4. Trying this again. Google, I want my comments back in my inbox!!!

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  5. Thanks for the virtual quilt show. Some cute quilts were made with the "ugly fabric" challenge although I didn't think many of those fabrics were that ugly. Wish I didn't have a dentist and guild mtgs scheduled this week or I would love to come see you in Ava. I would love to take one of your workshops too. Have fun and stay cool. It is over 95 here most days this week too.

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  6. Does that work for you to get the comments to your in-box? You seem to be in an area where there are plenty of small shows to enjoy. Ugly fabric? One person's trash is another's treasure. They all did a great job.

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