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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Quilt Show

Hi Everyone,

Our quilt show was such a success.  It looked beautiful and was well-attended.  More than that--it was fun!  Even though there was a whole lot of work involved, it was so worth it!  I've got quite a few photos to share, so I will do so today and tomorrow!  First up, just some overview snapshots.  Not only did we hang the quilts, but we also brought in all the neat, small items we could to set on the floor to keep people from tripping on the legs of the racks.  The resulting "decorating" of the show was extremely effective!  We received many, many positive comments on how it looked.

(this is my ladder)

I brought these fun pumpkins with the tall stems but someone else brought the stands.  They worked so well together!  
Next are some of the small quilt displays

This is quilts from our Crayola Crayon challenge

Some of the smaller wall hangings.
One of my favorite moments was getting to meet Judy from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.  I recently noticed that she wrote that she was home in Williamsburg and so we were delighted to realize we weren't too far away.  She drove the short distance to attend our show and to meet!  It is always so fun to meet a blog friend!

I think I will have two other blog posts about the show.  One featuring some close-ups of some fun quilts and another with some challenges for you!  See you tomorrow!

Have a great day!


  1. JoAnne had some of the best quilts in the show! The picture taken of us is in front of one of my favorites. The dresden plate blocks had such pretty centers! I loved meeting JoAnne and seeing her beautiful quilts. I will be posting some pictures on my blog too of the beautiful quilts in the show. Very well done, JoAnne. It was worth all the effort.

  2. You all did do a great job with accessorizing the quilts and hiding the feet of the stands! Beautiful... a lot of work but, as you said, very well worth it. Your ladder looks great and I like those long-stemmed pumpkins!

    Lovely quilts and a great venue... congratulations on a fab quilt show! I know it was cool to meet Judy Hansen... and how nice she is so close too!

    I, too, like your dresden plate quilt... definitely a fav of mine!

  3. I love how the little displays pull the eye into the display area. Well done! Your guild went well beyond on this show. Kudos to everyone who helped with the set-up.

  4. It looks like a wonderful show! I wish I could have gone. I missed out on going to a couple quilt shows here. I planned on attending the last big quilt show of the season here so I could get my quilt "fix". Sadly, it was going to be held near the flood area here in Colorado and FEMA took over the buildings for their base camp so the show was cancelled.

  5. I love a good quilt show, and if I can't attend I love looking at the pictures of someone who did. Great job, I'm sure it was a lot of work, but well worth the effort. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I really enjoyed having the chance to see the show through your blog. Especially happy to see your Dresden Doilies up there. I have finally worked out my fabrics and will work away on it through the winter. With your quilt and Thelma's for inspiration, I finally was able to see how I wanted to do my own. Thanks for that.

  7. Looks like an amazing show. Can't wait to see more pictures!

  8. Your show looks like is was amazing... beautiful quilts! I love yours especially! I saw one in the group that I have made... almost thought it was mine!:LOL

  9. The quilts are all amazing!! So much work to set up and take down but well worth the effort!!!