Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival


Chloe.."Where's Mama?" Razzy.." She went to the Quilt Show. You know how
dorky she is about fabric." Chloe.." Do you think she's gonna buy more fabric
to stash away in bunnyville?" Razzy.." Dumb question..."

What a fun weekend! First, I did a surprise visit to the nieces and
nephew. I got to their house on Thursday night and woke them up for school
the next day. It's so nice to be "the best surprise ever!" Makes my heart melt.

Laura, Noelle, Jonathan and me (with a bad hair day).

So the two older kiddo's, had to go to school, and I got to drive them. Fun. My little magical sprite, Noelle, got to go to the quilt festival. Of course, I heard all about it today when I was leaving that Noelle, got 3 days with me and the others only got two. Wow... to be so popular!

Anywho... we went to the festival and as always I was taken back by so much talent. I'm always amazed and always come home inspired. Here are a few of the quilts. I'll share more soon.

This quilt won first place. I loooooove the cutwork, the exquisite


quilting and the tone on tone. This was an incredible piece! Well deserving of
a first place ribbon. (not sure why my picture is turned, but don't have time
to mess with it.)

I loved this piece because of the shape and the magic of it. The lady,
the trees, the castle. My photo is kinda crappy because it was up high and
well... I'm short. dag!

Ok this was totally cool. It's a gorgeous gown made of burlap!
Yes!!! Burlap!!

Noelle wanted me to take her picture in front of her
favorite quilt that was filled with fairies. Of course she is one
herself (notice her gold shoes) so it was only fitting. (kisses my little sprite)

This was actually my favorite quilt at the show. I love French Cottage,
I love texture and simple colors. This quilt was cream and black with Toile fabrics.
The mariner's compass designs were spectacular as was the incredible quilting. This piece really spoke to me.

Check out that quilting!!! Gorgeous!

This piece combined my love of piecing and applique.
I think it is just stunning and the border is truly incredible.

Look at all those leaves quilted in and check out the
fancy boarder with the beautiful stitching.

Well, that's it for now. I'll have some more to share soon.
Have a great week and check back with me on Wednesday.
Bunny hugs!
shell
This week IGF safe travels, beautiful quilts and kids that think I'm fabulous!

18 comments:

Susan said...

Great pics...neat that you could take pics...I have gone to shows where they would not allow it...
Susan *dutchrose*

Patricia said...

Oh my, what treasures you saw! and the quilts were nice too (just kidding, well - not really). That cutwork is gorgeous and the one with all the leaves and the embroidered edging - wow! Glad you had a great weekend and are home safe and sound. Have a great week dear friend,
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

Tedi said...

Shell, Aren't we lucky that you took your camera and you're right they are gorgeous... both the kids and the quilts! I want to go next year. Looks like it was a magically wonderful three days! Pink Hugs, Tedi
www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Carolee Crafts said...

Thank you for sharing your trip to the quilt show, love the fairy quilt best, I have thing for all things fairy land. You have been a bit quiet about how much fabric you bought! I have to restrain myself at a show, otherwise I would need a forklift truck to get the buys into the car, lol!

zoebabie said...

Oh i love those beautiful quilts so much exspecially the gaun! Your pictures are very fine not as crappy as u thought thanks for sharing love to come by again:)

XOXO
Zoe

Susie said...

Wow Shell! Those quilts are spectacular. Your nieces and nephew are no fools...time spent with you is special...just ask me!
Pink hugs,
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose
PS: Get much new fabrics?

Craft Diva said...

omg, shell....those are totally amazing quilts and to be honest, i don't know if i have a favorite amongst them. each pic i looked at, i would think...yes...this is my favorite. then the next thing you know, the next pic i would do the same thing. so...next time around....you need to take your dw friend too...ME!

carolyn
http://www.theoddsparrow.com
http://www.oddsparrow.blogspot.com

gail said...

Hi Shell, it was a beautiful show! I love the photos. I am amazed at the talented quilt artist out there. Thanks for sharing their work. Your neices and nephew are adorable. I know they were so happy to spend time with you!!!
Happy creating.. gail

Cottage Flair said...

Sounds like a fantastic time with the kids. What a nice surprise. Quilts always amaze me with their beauty and intricate work. Great pics.
Jennifer

kath@retromantic antiques said...

I love seeing your bunnies. They always make me smile. Such amazing quilts! Thanks for sharing. kath

Shabby Shan said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Beautiful quilts and time with the nieces and nephew, what more could a person ask for? Thanks for sharing!

Shannon
www.shabbyshanscottage.com

Jeanne said...

I'm so glad you showed us some of the quilts. I was planning to go to the show but I got sick instead. Bummer! The quilts are beautiful, and you also do beautiful work. Everything I've seen of yours is beautiful The kids are gorgeous and so are your Bunnies!

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Shell,
How fun was that! Spending time with nieces and nephews is the best. I am lucky to have 6 of them. The pictures are wonderful! I love the burlap dress. Wow! Oh seeing those pictures makes me wish I could have been there too. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week!
hugs,
Carrie

KatCollects said...

Love the picture of you and your nieces and nephew, very special.
Kathy

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Shell!

What beautiful photos you've taken from the Quilt Show. Love those quilts! And thanks for sharing the photo of your nephew, nieces. I didn't think you had a bad hair day!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

AAAACK!!! I'm squealing for the Burlap dress! It's stunning, and really captures my attention! What a wonderful day for you and Noelle. Your nieces and nephew are adorable!

Apparently you've never really had a "bad hair day" if you think you've got one in that photo!!! Maybe you just need glasses! lol.. Your hair looks darling to me!

Thanks so much for stopping by Shell, I really enjoyed your comment! I'm so happy to hear you're enjoying the tussie too! I sure did have fun making them!

xoxo
"The other Shell"

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hey Michelle! Your nieces and nephew are adorable. The quilt show looked amazing. I love that burlap dress! You are so funny, so you had to go and order the macarons. Let me know when you get them! I still have a few left! I think they're calling me!

Kathleen at Set to a Tea said...

shell, thanks for sharing all those wonderful pics! I adore the burlap gown! Glad to keep in touch!