Friday, February 26, 2010

MID-ATLANTIC QUILT FESTIVAL 2010

Yesterday DD and I headed out to Hampton to attend the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival being held this weekend at the Hampton Convention Center. We only had an hour or two but made good use of our short time there.

I think if you click on the picture you'll get a larger one of it..

This quilt, I am so sorry I do not have a full picture of it...the top is cut off as is part of the lower border... but it was SO AWESOME...I regret I did not take now the lady's name who made this memorial quilt in honor of her son's service in the US Army. He gave it all to keep our freedom. The center of it is actually his camouflage jacket.

I am more of the traditional quilter I love and do Log Cabins, Dresden Plate, Grandmother's Fan, Double Wedding Ring, etc. But, I also love the pictorial quilts though I have not bit the bullet to try on yet. At quilt shows they seem to be the ones I take pictures of...

I thought this was neat winter/spring scene.

I cut part of this off when I took it....I'm not sure if this was done by the lady who has done some of rooms in the past where you swore you were peaking through the door or window into someones house (living room, bedroom, kitchen)...and the colors in this one were more muted if she did this one...but right for this scene.
I am a nut about Christmas and this one needless to say I thought was wonderful...

I admire album quilts and would love to get up nerve to do one...this was a beautyThis one took my eye too...such precision...

Love this one...brought back memories of my childhood visiting my great-grandmother who raised chickens and sold their eggs to some family, friends local rural general store for extra "egg money" money.
Though I don't consider yo-yo quilts as being a quilt since no batting and now quilting...but I have made a yo-yo quilt and it takes as much time....I loved this one and now itching to take mine apart and rearrange it.
I am daffodil lover having grown up in a major daffodil growing area. I just loved it!!!
And being a huge baseball fan, having a daughter who was a local baseball all-star in Little League, Junior League, Senior League, AAU, JV and Varsity until she switched to softball in her Junior year in high school and a grand son who also was an all-star Little League, AAU and Junior League---he was also on the Red Sox teams in those leagues. Boston Red Sox is also his favorite team. I was naturally drawn to this one...
Those who know me I am a huge dog lover and also cat lover...dog and cat quilts always call out my name...


Love bays and oceans well all bodies of water and anything to do with sea life

A closer look


This was wonderful...
as was this one...
fan of blue and white...
another blue and white beauty



I did see a pattern for this one and purchased it.



6 comments:

quiltingnana said...

wow...the pics are great. That is why I love to go to shows...I get so inspired

Barb said...

Wow.................Wow.....Wow....
those quilts are so amazing....I am going to go take a look again....thanks so much for showing them!!

Karen said...

Wow, some beautiful quilts from some very evidently talented quiltmakers! I like the ones that have scenes.

Suzanne said...

These are absolutely amazing. What talented artists!

-Suzanne
BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment today!
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Teresa said...

I was there too! The quilts were gorgeous, and oh my, the shopping was fun. I bought one of the John Flynn quilting frames, so anxious to try it out. My bags are still packed and I am back at work, and oh so wishing I was at home playing with my new toys.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Great quilts. I love the doggies. Thanks for sharing.