Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The quilt show

The Chocheco Quilters guild in our area recently had their show. Now this is not something I usually attend since quilting is not my forte. My family did all their quilts by hand,no machine quilting,and although the actual quilting wasn't perfect or as decorative, it's what I think of when I hear quilting.There were many quilts and this is just a teeny tiny representation. To see the winner of the show click on the chocheco link .

This was a 3 D type wall hanging. Matellic fabric with shade like addition to give the quilt depth.

A civil war quilt using computer generated picture to "honor" the war? Not as much information as I a newcomer would have liked. Was it a copy of a quilt done after the war? Not sure.

Photographing was a bit difficult as I wasn't sure if I was allowed or not. This was my favorite .I wish I had thought of taking a picture of just one square. Every one of them featured a different pig. The fabric was chosen by the womens husband as he is a  true fan of pigs and she put it together just for him.Now that's what quilting should be about. So maybe I'll go again with the hope of finding a few more quilts that have just a bit more personality and family story behind them. It's a start ...........said the hobbit


Connie said...

Doing everything by hand is so much work. Hats off to everyone for all the beautiful stitches!

The Hobbit said...

Yes they all deserve praise for their efforts.