Monday, October 20, 2014

The party is over.......Quilt Show is now History

This past weekend the Museum Quilt Guild hosted its Stitches in Time 2014 quilt show.   It was a busy, hectic, time consuming weekend and I wouldn't change a thing!!!!  I love being in the mix and spending time with all my friends who share the same passion I do.   I will post some photos - but there are many more.

This was my overall view of the show as I sat at the raffle quilt ticket table most of the time.   It was also the view as you walked in the door.   This brown quilt - "Southwest Heritage Quilt" made by Becky Nichols, was one of my most absolute favorites.   I'm not a brown person at all, but something about the colors and patterns and southwestern flavor just drew me in.   Sadly, she told me it already has a home!
This was the best of show done by Jean Butzer.   She calls it "Using up my Stash" - and yet she says there still seems to be a stash in her closet.   Jean does exquisite miniature work.

This was our guild raffle quilt - won by "Judy" from Akron,, NY.  

This is the first of my award winners - "Subtly Christmas".   It won best piecing on a small quilt.   Since it is a Round Robin Row project in our guild, I share this award with 4 friends.   I made 3 of the rows, they made the others and I put it all together in this layout - and just a simple sashing and binding.   I designed it to "say" Christmas, not "scream" Christmas.

My next winner - "Best Visual Impact".   One of my favorites based on a story about two girls - one had butterflies for hair and one had bottlecaps for hair.   Neither one realized how beautiful they were.   I used REAL bottlecaps in this one and lots of appliqued butterflies and butterfly pins and buttons.

Inflorescence was a "Judges Winner" for me.   This was the result of a digital collage class done by my friend Julie Brandon  of Red-Dog Enterprises.  She also printed the photo onto fabric and then I quilted and embellished with beads.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Museum Quilt Guild Quilt Show

11 days and counting!   Please consider joining us and viewing our quilts, shopping our boutique, bidding at the silent auction, taking a chance on the raffle quilt and many raffle baskets, viewing the demos, shopping our vendor mall and just joining in the fun our guild has to offer.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Trip to Letchworth State Park.....looking for color,

Today was an absolutely awesome perfect weather day in western New York.   The leaves are turning, but aren't at peak quite yet.   Here are a few of only 268 photos I took today!    Some of my favorites while looking for color!

The Middle Falls

Upper Falls....a different angle than I usually photograph.   Might be my favorite

The dam at the Mt. Morris entrance,   Some of us remember the great flood in 1972 when the water came within inches of spilling over the top.   Amazing to think about but pretty frightening then.

I managed to get a rainbow at the fountain at the Glen Iris Inn,

Love the color in this,

Wolf of my favorite spots.

The trestle bridge....perhaps an inspiration for a "lines and angles" quilt challenge.

The brave soul on the bridge today.   This is, by the way, illegal.