When we found out that my Aunt was coming for a visit, we decided to look and see if any quilt shows would be happening in our area during the time she would be here. Lucky for us, the National Quilting Association was having their annual show this past weekend, so we made the three hour drive.
The quilts were beautiful. As is the norm these days, there were lots of art quilts.
For you Tolkein fans, this Lord of the Rings quilt took the Masterpiece Quilt award. It’s a thread painted quilt and most all of the work on the quilt has been done with thread. The inner panel represents Aragorn’s wedding to Arwen. (I got that info from the tag — I have no idea what I’m talking about.)
These horses ran along the bottom border of the quilt.
There were plenty of traditional quilts too.
And lots of beautiful applique.
We particularly liked the pieced sashing on this quilt.
It was great to see some beautiful examples of hand quilting.
And there were quite a few quilts that were tiny.
With teeny-weeny pieces.
We had a wonderful time. And if the quilt show wasn’t enough, between viewing the quilts in the morning and shopping the vendors in the afternoon, we decided to go across the street to get some lunch. As we exited the convention center, the very first thing to greet our disbelieving eyes, was a woman dressed in black leather up to just below her um….breasticles, and from there up she was, well, naked. Right behind her were a bunch of dancing, middle-aged overweight men dressed in nothing but black leather g-strings. We’d unwittingly landed smack dab in the middle of a huge Gay Pride Parade. The NQA website said there was to be a parade that day, but they didn’t say what kind. Too bad those mostly naked people weren’t wrapped in quilts.
When you come to the all the way to the midwest to visit the relatives, we treat you in high style!!!
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