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Monday, June 12, 2017

Minnesota Quilters - Quilt Show and Conference

OMG!

I've been to dozens of Quilt Shows over the years... None like this. To give you a hint - it was located in the Convention Center.  The map took 2 pages - tiny print - of the 8.5 X 11" show booklet (40ages). I was exhausted seeing about 1/2 of the show.  Here are some pictures.

 
 We looked at lots of quilts before this one - it reminded me that I brought my camera so I could share with you. Close up below.

 My photo does NOT do this justice. It is amazing. I'll bet it includes every technique you know. There are crystals and very close quilting.(The feathers are quilted with feathers. Each square of fabric is tightly quilted.)  More than amazing. The white glove lady thought it "too much".  You notice 2 ribbons on the side...
 

 I really liked this one. Her Mom made the blocks of flowers = sweet peas. She quilted it. See the pea pods? and there is other quilting as well. Thirties and forties fabric makes it quite cheery.
 Had to have a picture of this one below... I like crows. We used to feed and water birds in our front yard in California for years. The crows are quite intelligent, and amazing to watch.
The close up shows an amazing degree of skill at applique - don't you agree?



I took this picture thinking I could mimic it... a wonky triangle or teepee... Mine would be more colorful, you know.


 Below is another picture taken because I thought I could make it... more color needed though.
Another one I loved the colors... I've made a few orange, green and blue quilts in years past.. (To me they are the earth colors of California.)  It's nice to see that someone else likes the combination. This quilt is called Sunrise Sunset. (It got an award, too.)


 
We got to the show only because of my Sister, Barbara. She lives in Duluth Minnesota, was meeting a friend from the Twin Cities who was coming up to see the show, and called me to let me know it was on! I'd never have known about it otherwise.  Thanks Barb. Love you lots!
 
So that's my report. Hope you enjoyed the quilts and narrative.
 
Happy Monday.
Hugs,
Terri

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Two Geese Strips and 2 Butterflies

Quick post so I can get on my way to the Quilt Show today. I'll share pictures of my favorites on Monday.

The two on the right are the yellow geese I made this week and the two butterflies. The little one is a pattern I've used for years, but the bigger one is not paper pieced. Sewing machine is acting funny, so the big butterfly doesn't lie flat.


Linking up the RSC.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Terri

Friday, June 2, 2017

Three Flocks of Yellow Geese

I actually did something this week!



Linking up with the RSC.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.
 
Hugs,
Terri