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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Quilt Show

Before I begin my post, I would like to express my sympathy to the city of Las Vegas.  It was a horrible tragedy and one that will not be forgotten. We traveled to Las Vegas three years ago and had a wonderful visit with our friends, Gary and Melinda.  Of course, many are coming up with solutions to these kinds of events but until people know the LORD and hearts are changed we are always at risk of this type of rampage. Lets bow two knees for our country!

I went to the library the other morning, totally forgetting that every October our library hosts a quilt show. Patrons are allowed one vote only. It is a hard decision but I will share the quilt that got my vote at the end of the post.

This patriotic quilt was one that I considered. It is just beautiful and made by a Nana for a grandson.

There was a lot of variety.

I love the contrast of these two quilts.

There were some lap quilts represented. The Butterfly quilt reminded me of my sweet Mama G. She LOVED butterflies.

The applique quilt on the right was lovely in its simplicity.

Here is the quilt I voted for....

This beautiful cathedral windows quilt caught my eye for the sheer magnitude of stitches! There was a sweet note along with the quilt. The quilter thanked the lady who taught her to quilt. I thought that was very nice.

Handwork never ceases to amaze me....lets keep this American tradition alive.

PS...one follower away from my plans for a giveaway!!

15 comments:

Mary said...

Arlene, What a lovely surprise to walk into your library and see all these beautiful quilts. I would have voted for the cathedral quilt too, I can't believe it's 3rd in a series of 8 the quilter plans on making!! When I look up from my computer I see a cathedral block that my Mom had stitched and my friend bound for me. It's a cherished possession and when I see cathedral quilts it reminds me of Mom and her love of quilting, a hobby she took up late in life.
Thanks for sharing these beautiful works of art. Mary

Arlene Grimm said...

Mary I have a small Cathedral Windows quilt at Grimmwood that was made by Mama G. It is a prized possession so I understand you and I both have a fondness for this pattern. If i were not a cross stitcher I would be a quilter.

Sandy said...

The quilts are beautiful. You are right about the one you chose, but I love them all.
I wish I had the patience for quilting, but it is a toughie for me.

Karen said...

What a pleasant surprise to walk in and see all these amazing quilts on display! Each on is a winner! I like the patriotic quilt very much.

Miss Dishywoo said...

Just submitted my e-mail address to become a follower. Hope that makes 60!

Arlene Grimm said...

Sandy If I were not a cross stitcher I think I would be a quilter. I love them so but they are truly a labor of love.

Katie Clooney said...

My MIL would have been in her glory - she loves to quilt. Hope you have a great week.

Robin in Virginia said...

Thank you for sharing the quilt photos. They are all lovely. I really like the one you voted for.

Mary Hutchins said...

I love quilts and admire those who can make such pretty ones. The patriotic quilt is gorgeous, but so is the Cathedral Window. I would have a hard time deciding on which one I like the most.

Phoebes World said...

I adore quilts. The work that goes into them is astonishing. I would have a hard job deciding on the winner ... but I think you made the right choice. Just beautiful.. for the work and the sentiment
Have a wonderful Wednesday
Phoebe x

Anonymous said...

Arlene, oh MY! What gorgeous quilts. I would stand there all day and just drool over them - not literally over them but because of them. :-)

I think my favorite is the first one. xo

Mari said...

Wow - what beautiful work! I don't know if I could choose!

Mildred said...

I love quilts and these are so pretty. What works of art!

Terri D said...

I always enjoy quilt shows. It takes such patience and sewing talent to create those beauties!! Thanks for sharing your surprise show with us! I can't imagine the time that went into the cathedral quilt. Oh my goodness!

RJ said...

What lovely quilts...amazing work. RJ