Thursday, April 2, 2009

Better Than Christmas

Today feels like Christmas Eve to me...Bright and early tomorrow, I should be on my way down to the Quilters' Heritage Celebration show in Lancaster, PA. My guild usually sponsors a bus, but it didn't work out this year. Thankfully, a fellow guild member was willing to drive several of us down there (3 hours+ one way) and offered me a ride in her van. Yippee!!

These pictures were taken last year when I was fortunate enough to have one of my quilts exhibited in their themed exhibit. If I remember correctly, the theme was something like "Twist on Tradition". This is my version of Judy Martin's Shakespeare in the Park -- traditional star and snail's trail (aka monkey wrench) blocks with a modern "twist" of using all batiks. The blocks also gave a look of "twist" to the design. The fabrics were all from my scrap stash, including the binding.

I couldn't have asked for a better spot to have my quilt hung. It was just about in the center aisle as you walk into the Expo Center where the merchant mall is set up and where there are a lot of aisles filled with other exquisite quilts.

I added the second picture because it does my ego good -- I was pleased as punch that visitors to the show actually wanted to take pictures of my quilt!

This show is absolutely amazing, year after year. I usually come home with mixed emotions -- part of me just wants to sit down and cry because I never have time to really study all of the quilts and because I will never be able to make the things that I'd love to make and the other part of me comes home inspired and ready to tackle lots of new projects. I hope to post photos of the show in a few days...


Jackie said...

Oh I so wish I could go this year! Sigh! I just love your quilt that you entered last year. I have that book and have always intended on making it, someday. I hope you have a great time and come back with lots of inspiration.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You should be so proud - Shakespeare in the Park is incredible.
Lucky us to be able to go to this year's show with your camera.

Tropical Screamer said...

What a beautiful quilt and what an experience that must have been.


solomi558 said...

Here in England we have the Malvern show in May---cottonree

two hippos said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!