Wednesday, August 27, 2008

At the Fair, and on another blog!

We went to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, and while Mom's quilt didn't get the grand prize ribbon, it did get to hang in one of the few spots where you can actually see the quilts! (Most get folded over, and there's not much to see.) Yeah!

My quilt got on someone else's blog! Fun! It's at The Calico Cat. That's a first for me (that I know of).
Shae's baby quilt got a blue ribbon, but wasn't displayed nearly as nicely:

We also saw a few:
And ate a little...

All in all, a good day! Betsy

Saturday, August 9, 2008

APNQ Quiltfest

I went to the APNQ (Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters) Quiltfest - their biennial juried quilt show. It's big, and really pretty amazing! This year it was at the Convention Center - much more room than at the Seattle Center in the past. There are so many types of quilts, it's really kind of overwhelming. From modern pictorial like these tulips:
to traditional geometric:
to fun:
to really traditional (I loved this one - really had an antique feel to it):
this fun one for my hubby's benefit (being a Beaver and all).
One of the coolest parts for me was an exhibit of antique quilts owned by In the Beginning Fabrics/Sharon Yenter. They dated from about 1825 on...wow! You couldn't take pictures of them, but they were in the background of one of my photos. They were just yummy.