26 September 2009

Quilt-A-Fair 2009

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Relativity by Denise Knapp

Yesterday and today was the annual Colorado Quilting Council's Quilt-A-Fair. My friend, MagicLady, who travels a lot for her job, flew in last night just to go to the show with me -- she flies out again tomorrow. We had a great time! I love to go to shows just to see the quilts. And having the vendors under one roof is an added plus.

The quilts are all hung from the rafters, so taking photos is a bit of a challenge. This year the show was curated from the Steamboat Springs Quilt Guild. It was interesting that of the 56 quilts shown only one was handwork. It was hand embroidered and  hand quilted. I can remember back when there was such an uproar at shows like this when someone entered a quilt that was quilted by a long arm, because hand quilting was the norm. Quilting sure has come a long way. And isn't the quilt pictured a beautiful example of value shading?

10 comments:

  1. Yes, it is a gorgeous quilt. Sounds like such fun...I just need to go to a big show! I am so surprised at how little hand quilting is at the shows not.

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  2. That was a wonderful job of shading. I wonder just how you go about planning something like that.

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  3. Wow, MagicLady truly is magic...flies in/flies out at will and not even mention of an airplane!Great quilt but even greater comment about quilt shows...so very, very true! And a good thing or we'd only be able to blog about the quilt we made once a year ;)

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  4. Quilt shows--great fun. Long arm has become so popular that it seems new quilters are afraid to quilt on their own.

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  5. Unfortunately I had to miss the show but I bet it was great. Loved that quilt! blessings, marlene

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  6. This quilt is just gorgeous, such a simple block too.
    sounds like a fun day with a good friend.

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  7. Yes, and it's a gorgeous quilt. Thanks for sharing the photo.

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  8. What a beauty. It sure does seem like there's less and less handwork being shown - but the pieces that are really stand out.

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  9. I love to look at quilts like this one, I am always amazed by the colorwork. It works so well.
    Vicki

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  10. very very nice quilt!

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