Mr. Squash and I were up bright and early this morning to meet some very special people at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! Look who it is below - Anne from Cottons 'n Wool on the left, me in the middle and Cindy from Sew Cindy on the right! The three of us have been blogging friends for quite some time - how fun to finally meet in person! I felt like I had always known them both!! So off we went to take in all the gorgeous quilts!
And look who we bumped into along the way - why it's Ricky Tims from The Quilt Show and Mr. Squash! Ricky looks a little happier to be at the show than Mr. Squash, but that is actually Mr. Squash's happy face! I think Mr. Squash might have held some hope in finding a fellow to pal around with while we gals did our thing - that is until he found out that Ricky is a well known quilter! Nevertheless, he was a great sport and spent the entire day with us!
Around mid-morning, Cindy got a call from her husband Scott that he was headed into town with their three Weimaraners (I had to look up the correct spelling)...their RV is situated at the edge of town - how handy to just walk out the door and be right there close to the festivities! Here they are below with the dogs. All three dogs were just as sweet as could be!
None of these photos are edited, and my camera battery (along with many others - you could hear it said all over town) died around mid-morning, but here are just a few of some of the amazing quilts! We did have a backup camera, but don't have the card reader for it with us, so when I return home Tuesday I'll be posting many more photos -- and a few more tomorrow as well!
The quilt below was embellished with hundreds of buttons!
The quilt below was one of my favorites (and Cindy, too) for its wonderful, earthy colors! All three of us have similar taste in quilting!
This is a trip around the world log cabin quilt - amazing!
Anne explained to us that the entire show is organized by Jean Wells of the Stitching Post. This is the 35th year of the show - we were here around 13 years ago when it was much smaller and not so well known. Anne said that Jean is solely responsible for what hangs where around town - we were quite impressed with how well she organized quilts of similar types and/or stories!
I have much, much more to tell, but need to rest for now - we hope to see Cindy and Scott later this evening, too! Stay tuned for more!