Sunday, March 13, 2016
NJ Quilt Fest and Update
I have been away from blogland for a little over a week. I have tried to keep up with some of your posts at least.. but I haven't always been successful. It's been a busy week here will all three cats sick with some sort of virus the vet can't identify... but has kept us busy running the kitty infirmary and trips to the vet. Hopefully we are on the recovery end of this journey, although Gracie seems to be the hardest hit and still is not eating and drinking like she should.
In the meantime, I have been working on my red and white Oak & Reel quilt. I decided to add birds to the borders and also the year. Jury is still out on whether I will add my initials.
Last weekend my husband offered to take me to the The Quilt and Sewing Fest of NJ, about an hour from our house. He is such a great husband! Here are a couple of things that I picked up there. Love this Colorful Daisies pattern for a wool candle mat. Also got that hand dyed bright green wool for the background. I also found a cute airplane fabric for a baby quilt that I want to make for a girlfriend at work who is expecting a boy in June.
So grab a cup of tea and I will share some of the awesome quilts I saw at the show. These were from an exhibit of the top winners at the recent Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
This is made of silk. Amazing, no?
This quilt was truly amazing and the pictures don't do it justice!
This won for Best Hand Workmanship - Traditional
I think this was my absolute favorite! Yes, this is a quilt. Even my husband was blown away by this one.
Hope you enjoyed seeing these amazing quilts. There was also many, many beautiful quilts in show that I was not able to show you. So many talented quilters!
Next week will be the AQS show in Lancaster, PA. I have not made it to this show in a couple of years. I am so looking forward to this one!