Sunday, October 06, 2013
Streetsboro Quilt Show
I was fortunate to get to attend a quilt show over the past
I went the first day with my girlfriend, Robin & then I took Ms. C. with me the next day.
The first photo is the quilt that won the "Best of Show" ribbon and this second quilt, below
was made by the gal who does such beautiful work on my quilts with her long arm quilting machine. She won "Best Use of Color" but I think her quilting on this is magnificent as well.
I tried to take photos of all the winners...the little quilt above won the "Best of Applique" ribbon
and the one below got "Best Machine Quilting".
Above is the "Judges Choice" award...lots of gold metalic thread play and below is "Best Hand Quilting".
Ms. C. could not believe all those teeny-tiny stitches were done by hand.
She spent a long time looking at it closely.
She knows not to touch the quilts unless they have a special card on them that shows you
where to grasp it to see the back.
She was also enthralled with the all white quilt below...
I counted & there were 28 BLUE RIBBON winners!
Each quilt goes into a specific category, based on several parameters, including size, machine vs. hand, etc.
My photos don't do ANY of the quilts justice,
as I had to use my flash indoors with the limited lighting.
The jewel tones of the one above were just spectacular!
The quilter, Linda S., is in one of my quilt guilds & I must remember to tell her how much I loved it!
This Halloween quilt was a BOM (block of the month) from the Polka-dot Pincushion,
a local quilt shop in Richfield, OH.
I wish I would have signed up to do it last year...it was Darling!
There was a wide variety of styles in the show...
some primitive, like the one above,
some Civil War calico prints, like the one below.
My friend, Robin & I both admired this one, below, with the hearts, as we discovered that we were both married on the same day (Valentines Day) in the same year, too!
I took so many photos, that I'm going to have to do
two posts to share them all with you!
We all agreed, the RED & GREY
sampler block quilt would be
perfect for an Ohio State graduate!
One of these days, I hope to make a Carpenters Star quilt, like the one below. Very Pretty!
Again, I'm so sad that my Nikon D90 camera could not capture the impact & texture of these
This New York Beauty, below had gold threads throughout & she used frosted/glittery white fabrics in the background. It was spectacular, especially up close.
My Lil' Twister Christmas Wreath wallhanging won a 2nd place RED ribbon and
the "Oh My Indigo Stars" won
a 1st place BLUE RIBBON!
To say I was thrilled is beyond words but I'm sure a big part of the winning was due to Janice Kiser's wonderful long arm quilting. Thank you, Janice!!
That is the first BLUE ribbon I have ever won in my entire life.
Ms. C. said "Really, Nana? I have LOTS of blue ones from swimming!" LOL
I'm so glad you stopped by The Gazebo House today & I hope you'll come back next week, because I still have more to share with you from the show.
I will link this post to Yvonne's StoneGable meme, Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits as well as
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday party.
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Posted by Rettabug at 10/06/2013 05:16:00 PM