On Saturday I attended a local quilt show in a small community church with two quilting friends, Linda and Joan . I am not sure of the age of this church building but it is old and quite unique so is a great place to display quilts . I will share a few of the many quilts that were on display and I hope you will enjoy the show. One thing to note is this show includes quilts that are old as well as new , some are entirely handsewn which is amazing when you look at the size of the pieces . They have quilt hung all along the walls over windows so it does make it a little dark in there .
This is a good example of an older quilt that is stitched entirely by hand , just look at these vintage fabrics , the pieces measure about 1" even the white areas are single pieces cut at the 1" size so this is a lot of piecing , plus of course it is all hand quilted with realllllllly tiny stitches .
Another hand stitched quilt and such an interesting pattern , anyone know what this is called? Imagine dealing with all those curves , just cutting them all out would be a chore before you even took one stitch . Lots of beautiful hand quilting in this one as well .
A view of each side of the church .
This one is for the purple fans out there , isn't it beautiful .
What can I say , this one is simply stunning , the colors as well as the design , just gorgeous and so very well done with lots of lovely quilting , just love this one!
I am not sure of the age of this gorgeous piece but the lady who made it is no longer with us . It is a work of art , all silks and all hand embroidered with prairie points all along the border . This has no batting but is hand quilted , again in the most tiny stitches . After seeing this I was at a yard sale and bought six silk ties that I plan on taking apart and making some crazy blocks with , they were only $.50 each so I figured I had not much to loose and perhaps lots of interesting pieces to gain. More on those later ;-)
It is too bad this quilt hadn't been opened up better as it is simply beautiful with all the hand applique , Margaret the owner and quilter of this gorgeous quilt does amazing work ,I'll show you a close up of one of the blocks next .
Isn't that beautiful?
This is the view of the front of the church , pretty impressive don't you think.
One local lady made these hand woven blankets , how lovely they are ,it was really nice to see them beside the quilts as they are a work of art as well .
I loved this quilt , basically a two color quilt , but just stunning and the applique in the border really adds so much to the overall design .There were of course many others I could share but this post is getting photo heavy so I won't keep you any longer but I sure hope you enjoyed your visit to this quaint country church and their annual display of the local talent . Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day .