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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Vermont Quilt Festival 2017 - Weekend Getaway - Part 2

No, this wasn't one of the quilts which was on display at the Vermont Quilt Festival, but rather a shot of one of the plastic windows in the tent where we cooled off with a dish of Ben and Jerry's after seeing the show. Maybe it is just me, but I thought this would make a pretty cool quilt. :-)

I'd like to show you many of the quilts that really were on display, but I didn't shot all of the information cards with the quilts so am reluctant to post those photos.  There were, however, a number of crazy quilts which caught my eye and those info cards I did shoot. The first is "Summertime" by Sheila Groman of Scottsdale, AZ.

Another crazy quilt was "Gardens" by Jane Masenas of Essex Junction, VT.

I was able to look in the show booklet to identify the makers of these quilts: Here's "Let's Play!" by Arlene Farrell of Colchester, VT.

"Parking in London" by Wendy Sanden of Baldwinville, MA, caught my eye.

First place in the Small and Miniature category went to "Vermont's Hope" by Janet Brunet of Colchester, VT. It was amazing!!!

All of the quilts, large and small, were wonderful!!!

On a lighter note, I thought you might smile at this sign in the ladies room. In case you can't read it, it says, "NO DOGS ALLOWED."

So, if you have read this far and you are a quilter, you might be wondering what I bought over the course of the weekend. I really didn't buy all that much. . . ten fat quarters, two pieces of wool, a pattern, quilt themed notecards, a new type of longer-use rotary cutter blade, and a marking pen.

Two mini wool stitch kits . . . 

A Mini Mosaic Quilt kit by Cheryl Lynch plus the ruler used to cut the tiny pieces. How tiny you ask? Each little batik square is 3/8th of an inch. I know what you are thinking, 3/8" squares, but really, it looked like fun when she demonstrated the process. I follow Cheryl Lynch's blog and had read about her new Mini Mosaics in Quilting Arts magazine and on her blog. Incidentally, she has been interviewing some well known quilters on her blog, and it's always interesting to read about their backgrounds, their work, and also various aspects of how they have developed their businesses. She is quite bubbly, friendly, and enthusiastic, and it was a pleasure to meet her.

Finally, I just had to purchase the pattern for "Thelma T. Threadcatcher" by Pieceful Designs since with that red hair and big smile, I tell you, it was like looking into a mirror. :-) 

1 comment:

  1. Thelma is way too cute! The no dogs allowed sign made me smile!