Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How About More Quilts from Sisters?

This is one of two more posts of quilts from Sisters! Mr. Squash also helped with the photography - he has a great eye! I wish I could have gotten photos of every quilt, but there was just too much ground to cover! Anne explained to us that quilts can be entered from anywhere! There is no specific judging, either - everyone gets a ribbon! Now that's my kind of quilt show!

We arrived in town early enough on Saturday to see the yearly hanging of the quilts on the side of the Stitchin' Post by the town Firemen! It gives you an idea of how warm it was when you see a firement up a ladder wearing shorts! At least he wasn't putting out a fire!

Anne had to leave before the quilted car arrived! I hope you're seeing this, Anne! If I understand correctly, the pieces were made by several quilters and they are all attached to each other with velcro to cover the car completely! This was quite the sight! I wish I had time to edit all of the quilt photos, but if I did I would be at it for days and you would have to wait to see them! You should be able to click on each photo for a better view, though!
I love the star quilt below!
Another favorite!
We saw this section toward the end of our day - she is a quilter in her 80's and still going strong. The detail is amazing!
Love this photo below from Mr. Squash - if you could have seen Cindy's face, she had the same expression as Anne and I - where to go now?? By the way, Cindy made that wonderful backpack just for the show!




Two peas in a pod below!
Check out this little dog in her carrier below! Don't you just love it?


Mr. Squash got this close-up of a gorgeous appliqued quilt!

That's all for today. If you thought this was great, wait until you see what I've got for tomorrow!

Since we arrived home I've been working on damage control out in the yard! We had 95-100 degree heat while we were gone and I guess I should have set the irrigation system to run a bit longer - live and learn! I lost all my herbs and a few flowers and there are also a few spots in the lawn that could have gotten more water. The raised beds and the rest of the veggies are OK, though - whew! Oh - and the weeds? They seem to love not being watered because they're everywhere!!

8 comments:

ferne said...

Oh, Candace you lucky girl! I am loving these pictures!!! Is Mr. Squash ready to take up quilting after having all this inspiration around him and all the excited quilters? What a good sport he was, I know Michael would probably go too...maybe next year after we are more settled in here. He says there is some good fishing near there;)

Mary said...

Thanks for the quilt tour. It looks like you had a great time. What is it about weeds? They seem to survive anything and everything!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your Sisters adventure with us. My friend said the quilts were amazing this year, and she was right. LOVE that I can click on your photos for more detail.

Ulla said...

More great quilts from the show. They must believe the good weather keeps because they can hang all those quilts outdoors.

Stephanie said...

I wonder if Mr. Squash got concerned when he saw the quilted car? Great quilts. I really love those red and green applique ones.

pratima said...

Sorry about your plants, Candace :(
The quilts are stunning! They are so intricate and beautiful!
Thank you :)

Karen said...

I wonder if that car with the quilt cover is the same one I saw in Florida a few years ago. Just wonder if there is more than one traveling around.

Trisha said...

Thanks for sharing more pictures! Sorry about your yard, how disappointing!