Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lake Farm Park 2009 Quilt Show

Last night Larry said, "The quilt show started yesterday; we should go tomorrow, don't you think?" What a delightful idea - we had a marvelous time. They had 250 quilts, and the only problem was that they were displayed so close together that I couldn't get far enough away to get good photographs. That didn't stop me of course. I took about 100 photos of my favorites. Each one of these charming gals was appliqued by hand.
Looking through a window at a Christmas tree.

This clipper ship was my favorite, but I was trying to figure out why the artist put flowers underneath instead of fish.

This one looked so amazing - I'm sorry the photo doesn't do it justice.

Lovely workmanship.

Interesting Celtic design.

Perfect points. This was Larry's favorite.

Another one that is completely hand appliqued. Can you imagine??

I enjoyed reading the artists' stories about why they made the quilts. This one was sad. The quilter said she hated everything about making this quilt, but her friends wouldn't let her give it up.

This one was made by someone who is legally blind. I just love the stained glass window effect.

This was entirely hand pieced and hand quilted - way beyond my comprehension.

This Hawaiin quilt is so pretty. I wish I could have gotten a photo of the whole thing, but there wasn't any room to move around to get a better shot.
You don't have to tell me how lucky I am to have a husband who not only remembered the quilt show, but suggested we go!


Lady Hopwood said...

Wow! My DH would rather have a tooth pulled than go to a quilt show! Luckily his best friend feels the same way, while his wife, like me, loves them. It works :-)

Suzanne said...

Wow Diana they really are beautiful, it must have been so delightful seeing them in real life.

By the way sorry Diana, I think you asked when we went to Bangkok. It was Nov. 2007, my 1st trip overseas ever.
Allan won a lucky door prize a trip for 1 to Bangkok, so we only had to pay for one. I loved it even though I was scared to go.

Sorry to ramble on, hope you have a good week.

The Gingerbread House said...

WOW! Ladydi, the quilts are beautiful.....Thanks for sharing the photos...I don't remember the last time I went to a quilt show. One of these days I expect one of your quilts to pop up in one...:o) Ginny

Owen Phillips said...

Hi Di ! Sounds like a great time ! Even as a guy I would have liked to seen these at the show ; so wonderful to have you there to do the reporting job, nice photos. Did you ever see any of the quilts that your Aunt Betsy did ? We have one of them here in France, and are lucky in that... Nice to snuggle up under a good warm quilt on a cold Winter night !

Tine said...

Oh what great pictures! I think quilts are close to impossible to photograph, and you did really well.
I can't imagine how long it must have taken to hand-appliqué some of those quilts. Absolutely amazing...
How nice of Larry to remeber and offer to go with you! That's a very thoughtful husband :)

Suzanne said...

Hi Diana, just answering your question about my work. I work in aged care as a support worker. It involves me visiting elderly that are still a little capable living in their own home. Each person has different needs. Some I help to shower, some I shop for, some I just make social calls (these are easy) and sometimes housework and cooking.
It really is rewarding work with not much stress but I do like to have the same people and roster each week, its much better for me and them.
After this week I am changing to different days but people I know well so it will be quite good. At the moment I have been filling in other shifts as well but after next week, I will get more hours but have my own people I know well.
Sorry to ramble on in your comment box.

Hope you have a good weekend Diana.

Daisy said...

This must have been so much fun for you. How sweet of your hubby to remind you to go. Great photos! I bet this show has given you some brand new ideas and inspiration to work with. :D