Winners of Give Away
Mary's Grab Bag
The WINNERS are
Bridget Wilson for our USA follower
Mouse from England for our International follower
We are thrilled to have such a great response to our giveaway and to meet so many new stitching friends, please keep coming back because we will be having more fun giveaways in the future.
Mary's Grab Bag/Quilt Show
I recently had the pleasure of attending two quilt shows. The first show was held in early May and hosted by The Northern Star Quilters Guild in Danbury, Connecticut. This was a large show with over 300 quilts displayed which included bed quilts, traditional quilts, hand and machine quilted, and art quilts. I was in quilting heaven!
I attended the show with my friend, Grace, who displayed a quilt of her own design called "October Sky". Her quilt was entered in the Art-Small category. They all measured less than 20 inches on each side. Autumn is my favorite season and I loved her entry.
The show also had a wonderful boutique with over 30 vendors. It was a great place for cross stitchers to shop for fabrics as many of the vendors sell the fabric in fat quarters. One can never have too many fabrics in their stash and lovely Moda fabrics came home with me.
This past weekend I attended another show presented by The Milford Valley Quilters in Milford, Pennsylvania. I brought my husband to the show and he enjoyed it as much as I did.
Please be sure to read the descriptions for the quilts that I posted. These quilts were extremely beautiful but the story behind them is what pulled at my heartstrings.
The quilts that follow are just a small sampling of the talent that was displayed at both of these shows. If you have the opportunity to attend a quilt show, please go and support these talented men and women. You will be in awe at the talent and originality of these artists.
Northern Star Quilters Guild Show
|Grace's beautiful quilt|
|The photo does not do this quilt justice.|
|The detail on this quilt was amazing|
|Lovely sentiment on this block|
|close up of quilting|
|Such a cute fox|
|A quilters shopping paradise!|
The Milford Valley Quilter's Show
Made and quilted by Dorothy Decker, designed by Barbara Adams of Blackbird Designs
|A Single Bud|
|The raffle prize for 2018 from the Milford Guild. I will be taking chances on this beauty.|
|Gorgeous applique work|
RJ - I stitched another Prairie Schooler Santa. This one is patriotic and from 2002. I used my own choices of over dyed threads and stitched it on 35 ct. cocoa linen. I'm enjoying all of these Santas and can't wait until I finish them and have a completed set. I've got my dough bowl ready for that day.
|Such fun patterns to stitch.|
|I used over dyed threads instead of the called for thread colors|
|Prairie Schooler Patriotic Santa|
35 ct. Weeks Cocoa linen
over dyed threads of my choice
Mary - North Pole Express is a sweet, though unrealistic, stitch from Little House Needleworks. A polar beer pulling a sled??? I still think it's adorable and I really enjoyed stitching this pattern. I'm so glad RJ suggested this challenge. Now, my tree will be adorned with pretty new ornaments.
|North Pole Express|
by Little House Needleworks
complimentary chart when you buy the selected threads
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore
Oliver Wendell Holmes