Monday, October 12, 2009


Each year our city has a Fall Festival at the City Park. Our town has several city parks but this one is the largest. In fact, it is the largest city park east of the Mississippi River. I assume it still holds that status.

There is a large area of food vendors. A large area of Heritage Crafts. Three or four stage areas of shows from music, puppet shows, Indian dance, square dancing, clogging, etc. An area for children to do crafts. A juried craft area-these crafters also sell their items, a market place craft area, petting zoo, and so forth.

Various guilds also set up displays of works from their members. One such booth is the Piecemakers Quilt Guild. I am not a member but a huge fan of their work. They also do Quilts of Valor and each year have squares made where you can write a message and sign it if you desire which will go into one of these quilts. It's always the first thing I head for when I arrive and again when I leave. I should have taken a picture of some of them they had there but didn't realize I hadn't until I got home and downloaded my pictures.

Here are some of the quilts the members had displayed there to show some of their work which were not among the Quilts of Valor.

Click or is it double click on the picture to see a larger version to see the details.

Loved this patriotic one.

I have a thing for bee hives. I collect honey containers which look like beehives. This quilt has bees flying about and they are flying away with a quilt.
This picture does not do justice to the dragonflies. Their wings were so realistic.
Love the pumpkin in the middle.
This quilt was amazing appeared 3-D.
I've been wanting to do an under the water ocean or bay quilt. This one is beautiful.
These snowmen were so cute! It was warm and these help cool me down.
I've been wanting to do this pattern. This one was so pretty the colors are perfect for both Fall and Christmas.

This is the border of the quilt in the picture below.I just love these colors
And finally but not last this pumpkin...each piece was a different fabric.

To those of you who made these beauties I apologize that I don't have your names to give you credit and to those whose quilts were displayed there if not shown here I apologize as I took pictures of all but some did not turn or or someone stepped into the way.


quiltingnana said...

the show looks marvelous!

scrappy quilter said...

There are some wonderful quilts there. I really like the card trick quilt..very pretty.

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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the quilt show!