Monday, October 22, 2012

A Wonderful Quilt Weekend

We just returned from the Durham-Orange Quilters' Guild quilt show "A Thread Runs Through It".  Held every two years, this is our fourth time as vendors.  It was fun to see old friends among both guild members and the other vendors.  We had a GRAND time and the quilts we saw were just exceptional!  The quilt show is held at the American Tobacco Campus, a restored industrial space.  It is ideally suited for a quilt show.  The room containing the quilts is large and well lighted and vendors are situated on an L-shaped mezzanine area  above the show.  We had a bird's eye view.

Once down on the floor, I took a lot of pictures.  There were some large quilts with the most amazing piecing. 
Here's another.
And another.
Some things appealed to me for special reasons.  
This is the coolest patriotic quilt I've ever seen.  
"Bennie and the Jets"
Up close, there was some amazing machine quilting to see.
A local art quilt group exhibited their quilts depicting "from the mountains to the sea".
At the end of the show, I had a happy surprise.  I had bought 5 chances on fabric baskets and
There is one more chance for quilters in this area to enjoy a quilt show.  Next weekend, we go to New Bern.  Their members tell me that there are over 250 quilts registered and there will be 17 vendors.  Don't miss it!

Bee By the River
October 26 & 27
Twin Rivers Quilt Show
Riverfront Convention Center
203 S. Front Street
New Bern, NC
9 am-5 pm both days

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