It's late. I'm tired. But it doesn't matter. I had a brilliant day at the Festival of Quilts with Nicky
. I arrived soon after opening, and there wasn't much left to the end of the day when I departed. Saw loads of friends. Incredible quilts. Lovely, lovely fabric. Can a day get much better than that?
Due to so much talking being accomplished during the day I am going to keep this post to a minimum of words
. I shall show some photos and then collapse in a heap on this very warm summer's night.
Sorry, but some of the photos are less than perfect as I had to rely on my phone because I am such a numpty (a fact that has firmly been established over the past year). I put my camera on to charge last night but failed to turn the socket on at the wall so the first photo I went to take at the show my camera started flashing the low battery icon at me.
The people - (clockwise from top left) - Laura Jane, Nicky, Lucy, Nat, Trudi, Tula and Katy. Laura Jane introduced us to Tula because LJ knows all the cool people and Tula was cool, and lovely. Katy was loving her Sissix shirt. Seems they might be the in thing to wear at the retreat next summer. I also saw Deborah
there and forgot to take a photo. I have been chatting to her online almost since the time I started blogging and last year she had my most favourite quilt in the show. I talked about it at the end of this post here
The quilts - first up two of the quilts that Trudi had in the show and one that Hadley had on the Cotton Patch stand that she made using her Sissix. All three quilts were gorgeous!
Obviously there was a huge number of other quilts on show and I would be hard pressed to get photos of all the ones I loved so I have several mosaics showing some of my favourites or ones that just impressed me by the sheer skill involved in making them, whether they were in a style I prefer or not.
There were the miniatures. All of the quilts pictured below were teeny tiny. Some as small as about 6" square. Nicky and I reckon the one with the hexies used hexies that were no bigger than 1/4" each side. The detail in these quilts was astounding, and the patience it must have taken to make them beyond anything I possess.
The colour in some of the quilts bowled me over too. Fabulous! In particular I loved the one on the top left which was Hong Kong Reflections.
I also have a love of pictorial quilts and there were lots to catch my eye. I love the stone barn one!
One booth - I have no recollection of which one - had a divider curtain made out of wee little log cabin block cushions. It was like nothing I have ever seen before.
And I am always a sucker for seaside scenes so this quilt really appealed to me.
I am sure there is way more to show and tell, but that's all you are getting from me tonight. Nicky, Lucy and all the others are bound to have brilliant posts featuring better photos, and important details. My brain has crashed and burned and I think this is the best I can do.
Oh, I forgot to mention I bought some fabric. But it is almost 10:30pm and the you will have to wait until tomorrow so I can take some half decent photos. I am sure the suspense will have you up all night.
PS: And for those of you who want a good laugh. We got two new residents in this house today - of the rodent kind. I must introduce you to Slush and Sprinkles the gerbils real soon. When I can bring myself to get close enough to them to take a photo or two. Teach me to leave the decision to himself and then depart the house for the day!