[BTW, the Black Forest fire is still burning, but is now at 65% contained and they are gaining ground. 482 homes destroyed, 14,198 acres. Rich Harvey could be elected governor by acclamation!]
It was a perfect day for an outdoor quilt show. Blue skies, light breeze, temperatures in the mid-70s!
I would estimate 75-100 quilts hanging between the trees in the charming city center park:
We were there early, so there was only a "light crowd."
It was fun to evesdrop on the quilters and hear their explanations of "why I made this quilt," and "the problem with this one was . . . . "
Quilt sizes ranged from this beautifully pieced mini to king-sized quilts that had to be doubled over the clotheslines. (I am so sorry my camera battery was dying and I can't read the photo of the label. So I can't tell you who made it, but she was close by and I told her how impressed I was).
DH really liked this quilt, The pattern is called "Labyrinth," it was pieced by Kate Huxford and quilted by Kim Waite.
It's no wonder I liked this one, it is one we made last year for Fat Quarter Fun! Flim Flam was pieced and quilted by Judy Luppens-Huntley.
Even though this quilt is made from a traditional block, the two-color design and wonderful use of "negative space" make it fit right in with my favorite modern quilts! "Cheddar" was pieced by Pam Topping and quilted by Kim Waite.
I do hope I have the right label with this quilt. I took the photo because I need two complementary colors for my Margaret Miller class at Quilt Wyoming next month! I'm pretty sure it was pieced by Jo Howalt and quilted by Bobbie Kwall.
Of course I had to photograph her Scrappy Jacob's Ladder! Pieced and quilted by Nancy Cole.
I also am taken with the colors Nancy used in her "Harvest Moon" quilt.
And the rest of the story? When I went to the Laughing Ladies Quilting shop three blocks away, I asked "who is this Nancy Cole?" Oh, she's in the back room cutting fabric! Thanks, Nancy, for inspiring me to work on some more scrappy quilts!
I'm off to the mountains to escape the fire coverage. I'll be back in time to share my "Block-a-Day" quilt for spring on Thursday (or Friday!)
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