Monday, September 3, 2012

Garden Quilt Show

In honor of Labor Day, marking the end of summer and a rest from your labors, here is some quilt-inspiration from an annual local garden/quilt show.
Sadly I did a poor job of documenting the names or makers of the quilts we saw (due in part to dodging scattered raindrops, and in part to keeping track of the 3 hoodlums I'd brought with me), but I'll mention the ones I do know. Top right is called Crossroads made by Ann Lewis.
The middle and top left quilt is called Vintage Rouge and made by Meridy Palmer.
 Gerbera Daisy by Sharon Budge. Love it! Another great use for a Dresden/wedge ruler.
Left is Wash Day by Ann Lewis, center amazing applique and quilting by a talented quilter whose name I did not record, and bottom right is Higdon Camp by Ann Lewis as well. And you're probably familiar with that Union Jack quilt.
And my hooligans, who cheerfully came with me since their dad and older sister were at a football game.  It helped that I could bribe them, knowing there would be ice cream available.

Happy day off!

25 comments:

Laura said...

The quilts are beautiful and I love how they're displayed in conjunction with the gardens. Thanks for sharing with us!

Esch House Quilts said...

Beautiful quilts! Kids and ice cream always worked for me :) I used to joke that my girls didn't need lots of entertainment on vacations - just give them some ice cream and a swimming pool and they were happy :)

Rosa said...

Awesome quilts.Thanks for sharing!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilts, Amy- thanks for sharing!! Your kids are adorable!!:)

Mary said...

The best way to keep hooligans happy! we called it I-C-E-C. It didn't take long for our kids to learn what that spelled. Love seeing the Quilts outdoors. I'd choose to go to a quilt show anyday over a football game!

Jan said...

There isn't one I wouldn't take home if I could. Loved seeing these!

Melissa Baker said...

We say the same thing for ice cream. My kids are not old enough to spell, but just old enough to know we are talking about something they want to know about!

Debby said...

OH MY!!! What a wonderful way to spend a day, thanks for sharing!!

Lisa said...

I really enjoyed your share, thank you so much!

Nedra said...

I always enjoy seeing your pictures from the Garden Show each year. Thanks for sharing as much as you could with us.

pinksuedeshoe said...

I need to talk to you about going to said Garden Show next year. For reals. I've loved your pics for three years now! Time to go myself :) Also, lets do lunch.

pasqueflower said...

What a great show! Thank you for sharing the photos. The Gerbera Daisy quilt is my favorite.

Maresca said...

Bellissimi quilt! Spettacolari!
Ciao.

Lara said...

Love this post! So many beautiful quilts!

Siobhán said...

What gorgeous quilts! Thanks so much for sharing the photos. Each quilt is amazing!

Ginette said...

Love quilt shows! Thanks so much for sharing! It must be so much fun to walk around outdoors and admire all of these amazing quilts!

Michele said...

Nice, nice. And I'm not above bribery either if I get to indulge in my favorite things.

diane said...

thanks for sharing these beautiful quilts

Missouri Gal said...

Love the quilts! Ice cream is a wonderful tool sometimes. :)

vintage grey said...

Oh, I always love seeing such beautiful quilts!! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

Michele said...

These quilts are beautiful! Is there a pattern for the gerbera daisy quilt by Sharon budge? Or does she have a website?

Cari Skuse said...

I'm with Michelle! I'd love to know if there is a pattern for that quilt. Thanks for sharing all of those lovely quilts.

amy smart said...

I know Sharon - I will see if I can find out if there's a pattern.

Michele said...

Thank you. Amy! I look forward to your response!"

Michele said...

Thank you. Amy! I look forward to your response!"