Thursday, September 30, 2010

Quilts in a Barn?

This past Saturday I went to a quilt show in a barn. Yup. But this was no ordinary barn - it was a newer show barn built on a beautiful, century-old estate.  This is an annual quilt show put on by a local group of women as a fundraiser for The Road Home - a local homeless shelter.
So I thought I'd share a little bit of what I saw.  
A charming setting for a lot of lovely quilts.
 Some good circle inspiration now that I have my circle die cut!

 You know me: drawn to the vintage looking stuff.
 These little appliqué flowers were so sweet.
 There was also a craft market with proceeds going to the cause as well.
Love the fabric on that first apron!
 These guys (Shetland Ponies) were made homeless themselves while the quilts overtook their quarters. But they seemed plenty happy basking in the warm sunny day and posing for pictures.
Lovely fall decor, including a live goat who happened to be consuming some of the fall decor. Presumably no quilts were consumed or harmed by small domesticated farm animals in the production of this charitable fundraiser.

34 comments:

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

What a beautiful barn, the perfect setting for these amazing quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Gaertegang said...

That a gorgeous place it is......Thanks for sharing some quilts with us...I saw a couple I might have to try to replicate!

Jessica said...

Wow! That barn is gorgeous! Someday I will have an old barn like that :) Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Amy: When you get a chance, could you please tell me where this barn/estate is located? My dream is to some day live in a restored/replicated old barn in the country. I'd love to read more about this one.

The quilts are all so wonderful. I can't think of a better setting for a show. Thanks so much for sharing your day with us.
xoxo
Donna

Nedra said...

I love that show and used to attend every time the event was held. I think it's worth going to view the estate alone!
Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

this is not your ordinary barn!!! it is gorgeous! i love the quilts in the barn so perfect!

Brooke said...

I read about that in the paper and wanted to go, but then totally spaced it. It looks like I missed out on seeing some great quilts!

Jodi said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Love it!

~Niki~ said...

wow, neat! thanks for posting the pics.

Tiff said...

What fun! Beautiful quilts in a beautiful setting Did you take more pics of the grounds? Is there a main house? It just looks so lovely that I would love to drool over more:)

angela said...

So fun! Great quilts, but I love the munching goat :)

paulette said...

Thanks you for taking us along!! I enjoyed every moment of it!!
Take care!
Paulette

Annelies said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely trip with us....I would love to have seen the quilts in person. Looks like a perfect quilty day!!!!

courtney*adele said...

that's the prettiest barn i've ever seen! looks like fun!

StrawberryBlond said...

Sooo wishing I could have been there myself. I LOVE quilt shows and I LOVE old (new - ha ha) buildings. There was an annual quilt show at an old plantation house I used to go to when we lived in Roswell, GA, that I always enjoyed.

Thanks so much for sharing. These days I'm living vicariously.

Hen said...

Oh golly, I'd have died and gone to heaven! Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful photos.
Hen x

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Wow, how cool! Was this is SLC somewhere?

Sherri said...

How fun...I've seen ads and have always wanted to drive up and go! The quilts are gorgeous!

John'aLee said...

Oh how fun was that!! Thanks so much for sharing. It has everything I need...quilts...the countryside....a goat!! Loved it! Quilters are so inventive!

Jen said...

Sounds like so much fun! What a gorgeous show!

Patty said...

What a beautiful place to hold a quilt show.Lovely quilts too.

Michele said...

What lovely quilts! They look fantastic in that setting! Thanks for sharing.

Dionne said...

Goodness! How very beautiful, what a fabulous setting.

ANudge said...

I felt as I was at the quilt show! A wonderful setting. Thanks for posting this.

Shauna said...

I was wondering where exactly is this show and what weekend is it on. Is it the same every year. I would love to travel there and see it.

S

Bridgette said...

No way! How did you find out about the show? I work/teach the kids from that shelter, I would have loved to go:(

Busy As Can Be said...

How fun! What a beautiful barn...and the quilts are wonderful!

Stray Stitches said...

What a wonderful setting for a fall quilt show! Thanks for sharing the pics!!

Wendy said...

Wow that was awesome! Thanks for taking us along...I loved it! I bet the goat had a good lunch.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful tour & quilt show. Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed all of your pics. Gorgeous quilts!

Aunt Spicy said...

Love all the inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

jessica said...

I <3 the third picture down quilt. It's so pretty!

amylouwho said...

What an awesome venue for a quilt show! So fun.

I love the new design on your blog! Maybe it's not that new, I've been a bit of a blogging hermit lately. Things are just so busy I don't always find the time I want to come see everyone! Love everything you have going on! Great quilt pattern!!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

How fun! I loved the vintage quilts! Thanks for the inspiration!