I took more photos then intended of course – don’t I always. It was fun going to the Fall Quilt Show in Paducah – there were a lot less quilts then in the spring show but they are already advertising it for next year too so I have a feeling next years second show well be as busy as the spring showing. I think the sign said the fall show well be the first week of December which is almost into winter – but still it is late fall in the south.
First what did I get from the vendors! I went to the fall show in Houston in November and saw so many quilts I almost think I went more for the vendors and shopping this year although I did love seeing the quilts of course. Here is my loot plus two big king size Quilters Dream battings that I got at Hancock’s of Paducah. The four neutral pieces of fabric at the back were from their store those are half yard cuts. Some of the other items from there also. The big bundle of white neutrals were from a sale store that sets up across from the museum – I think (don’t remember off hand) that there are 20 –25 pieces in it and it was for $28! a very good buy – I have been using neutrals so much this past year or so that I really needed to replenish and when better then now when I could see it and decide for sure what I wanted. The other fabrics were not sale price but I needed them – some were from the Connecting Threads booth – their first time there so the price was lower anyhow as it is on line. Some of these will be in Handful of Scraps and some in the new Round We Go. I used to buy King Tut thread at Hancock’s of Paducah but they no longer carry it – I hadn’t realized that. I found the two spools at the Superior booth – it will be used in the flannel quilt Murrieta Stars – that quilt will be the first to go on the quilting frame when I get it set back up again. Was so glad to get some of the little odds and ends – nice to NOT pay shipping and handling for those.
One more Round We Go circle star was finished while we were gone – now all four of the first pattern are done – still not sure if I like the green with the stripes and plaid – not my usually pick and it looks too busy – I might make another one? Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts today.
Now so many photos I think I will include a couple photos from the show every day this coming week as I blog.
The first one to share is Teresa Rawson’s quilt – she is from Fabric Therapy which a lot of you might be familiar with – I have read her blog for years. I don’t know about you but I have followed her process of this quilt the whole time she was making it – dedicated quilter for sure. Teresa has a lot more info about this quilt on her blog and photos too of the progress as she was making it.
Well this one didn’t come out clear – looking at the photos I see when I took the close up of the names a lot are fussy! But I put her link above so you know who it belongs to – Teresa designed this and it is all applique by hand and quilted by hand.
Now this is a whole cloth quilt and you really can’t see the design unless you are up close – I had to really look closely to see if it was hand or machine – it was hand and while I was looking at it so was another – obviously not a hand quilter from her remarks – she wasn’t sure – she couldn’t tell. When it looked it over and said yes it was hand quilted – she said “well she must not have anything else to do” what! we hand quilters do a lot more than quilting. My camera just didn’t pick up this design well.
Another that some of you might recognize is from Tim Latimer-Quilt Etc this is Tim’s dog – Teddy – those of us that have read Tim’s blog over the years recognize Teddy I know I did right off the bat. – he mixed old pattern with new – and he has really gotten into machine quilting now where he used to mainly do hand work and used a treadle machine a lot. Look at all that thread work on Teddy.
So that’s it for now I will add more photo’s every day for awhile.