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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing! Love it!

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  9. wow, neat! thanks for posting the pics.

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  10. 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:)

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. Sounds like so much fun! What a gorgeous show!

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

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

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  22. Goodness! How very beautiful, what a fabulous setting.

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

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  24. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  30. Love all the inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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

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  32. 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!!!

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

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