today, pammy and i went to the three rivers quilt show. i am thinking about joining a quilt guild and i was googling around last week for guilds in the burgh. and, i discovered that the three rivers quilt guild was having its annual show this weekend. so, i convinced pammy to accompany me.
i, at least, had fun. there were lots of quilts in the show and lots of vendors. i bought some fun, cheap fruits and veggies fat quarters for some future project — place mats, perhaps? we also saw some hardcore super computer sewing machines that were amazing and now i want one! i will start saving my pennies.
i think the overall bent of the show was more traditional, less modern. i’m not sure i exactly know where that line is but i can definitely swing both ways so however they are characterized i enjoyed the quilts.
here are some of my favs:
i loved the bright colors in each of these. i am a sucker for color.
each of these dresdens are hand appliqued, which is bananas.
despite my love of color, i also think simple white is beautiful. though, this quilt is far from simple. it was entirely hand quilted, which is utterly bananas.
i also liked the “simplicity” of these two, not to mention the insane quilting.
i am usually not drawn to picture quilts but i thought these two were really cool. the pittsburgh quilt is so detailed and the colors are beautiful. the library quilt was just adorable. i can’t get over the little stuffed bunny at the bottom which i thought was so clever.
lastly, some kid quilts which are, again, not usually what i am into but these are super cute, nonetheless. they each involve some applique which i need to learn to do better. my one and only applique attempt (see pillow in prior post) was not great.
thanks pammy for coming to the show with me! i felt so inspired that i came home and started working on a birthday present for meggie. it is my first time paper piecing and so far i think it’s super fun! i will write more on that later. for now, i have to go and watch a movie with nick about robots fighting aliens.