Friday, April 13, 2007

Lancaster Quilt Show, 2007

Bonnie and I drove out to Lancaster on Wednesday night to stay at White Oak for the one night. We were the only guests, and had some lovely time with Rob and Carol, and thoroughly enjoyed a delicious breakfast on Thursday morning. We got to the show just around the time that it opened. We had a lovely day, meeting up with some others for lunch. I saw a lot of pretty quilts -- there were more "real" quilts this year than there have been in previous years. I have nothing against art quilts, but I guess I wish they had separate shows for art quilts and bed quilts.
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There was quite a crowd gathered around a quilt from Quilt National; the main fabric was smiling bright pink condoms! I only took one picture, and it wasn't of that. It was of this sweet bowtie quilt. I loved the buttons on the blue to look like shirt fronts, and the strips of sport coats and labels as the border. I just liked it.

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As far as retail therapy, I bought a kit! I never buy kits. This was the first time I ever saw a quilt and wanted to duplicate it. The quilt is called Tribeca and I think it is going to be a lot of fun to put together! It wasn't that expensive, either.
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I also got to Kim and Milly Churbuck's stand; Milly more or less retired from her hand-dying business a couple of years ago, but there were odds and ends of fabric yardage and a couple of packs of FQs and I bought some of each. Also bought a nice new quilty mousepad and a print of a nice little boy in overalls standing in front of a Overall Sam quilt. Wonder who that is for!

2 comments:

dot said...

I like the quilt that you bought the kit for. I looks warm and inviting. Please show when completed.

Anonymous said...

I would love some of that smiling condom fabric! I would make a vest and wear it to work :-))
Kathy B
high school nurse :-)