Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quilt Fest

Friday I took the day off and went to QuiltFest with Jeannine of Sleepy Weasel Studios. We had a great time! I'm just going to show you a few photos.

This little quilt amazed me because it's 1/4" hexagons. The quilt was not much larger than my hand.
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This quilt was designed, pieced and quilted by a 9 year old! Can you imagine?!
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We were also fortunate to sit in on Bonnie Hunters trunk show. She is pretty funny and is a talented quilter and scrap user. The hour just flew by. This is her current quilt that she is hand quilting. She takes it with her to work on when she has some free time while traveling.
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I left the house Friday morning at 9 am and besides coming home for a quick hour to meet a service guy, I didn't return until almost 11pm as I went to knit night, dinner with friends and then to Barnes and Nobles. I was exhausted but in a good way!

I made a purchase that I'll show you later. Other than that, I just bought fabric, a marking pencil, a stencil, some needles, crushed walnuts and a couple of pin cushion patterns.

Oh! I forgot to take a picture of the Best in Show. Part of it was micro micro stippled. The quilter used a magnifying glass to quilt it. It was so small that I wasn't even sure it was quilted as I could not see the stitches or pattern.

I hope each of you had a great weekend! Happy Stitches and thank you for visiting my blog!

24 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm so glad you had a good time! Thanks for those pictures -- I just love the hexie quilt and the quilt by the 9 year old. Amazing!

Mary said...

What nice-looking quilts. A 9 year old made that quilt? Amazing!

Annie said...

That looks like a great show. Some amazing pieces, particularly that first teeny one.

Pat said...

Sounds like a fun day! Email me to let me know how close you are to Jacksonville, okay?

Barb said...

That one quilt by the nine year old was amazing....

Linda said...

It's so good to hear you had a l-o-n-g fun day out. All good stuff! Thanks for the pictures! I'm always amazed when I see those teensy hexies. Who has the patience!?

The American Quilter's Society national quilt show is here in Des Moines October 6-9. You can be sure I'll be attending that one!

sewmeow said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. always enjoy seeing new quilts..the little hexagon one is amazing.

QuiltSue said...

Thanks for the pictures. The first quilt was amazing.

Kim D. said...

Thanks for sharing the photo's, beautiful quilts. It sounds like you had a fun but exhausting day!!

Siobhan said...

Great pics! It sounds like a fun day. I love Bonnie Hunter's quilt--I'd love to have seen how she was hand quilting it. I loved the hexie quilt, too!

Tonya said...

WOW 1/4" hexies.......crazy! but beautiful....

Tammy said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun and that quilt done by a 9 year old - amazing. Can't wait to see your purchases!!

Katie :o) said...

Wow! That 9-year-old has a career ahead of them! I love Bonnie Hunter's work... must have been fun to see her! And the mini quilt is amazing! Sounds like a fun day :o)

Dee said...

I LOVE the gecko quilt. That is a very talented 9-year old.

Dee said...

I LOVE the gecko quilt. That is a very talented 9-year old.

imquilternity said...

That hexagon quilt is amazing! Too small for my big hands! lol

Carol said...

You were so lucky to see all these beauties in person, Jackie! I just adore that tiny first quilt--can't even imagine working on something that size... Glad you had such a fun day :)

Sally said...

Wow those quilts are amazing! Love the gecko one with the dragonflies on. Stunning!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of these amazing quilts! I love the 1/4" square quilt, but the one designed and made by a 9 year-old is truly amazing! What a talent.

yarnjourney said...

What a great quilt show. Thanks for the photos. It looks like a wonderful day.

Simone de Klerk said...

Incredible! I can hardly believe how small the hexagon quilt is. I think I want to try that one day!
Have a lovely rest of the week.

Sherry said...

wow looks like it was great fun, the quilts are beautiful!

Micki said...

Sounds like a fun day and I loved seeing all of the pics!
Micki

Thelma said...

Quilting that requires of magnifying glass...not for me!!