Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quilt Show in the Woods

What a beautiful day we ended up having for my quilt show! It rained HARD until about 4:30-5:00 AM and then stopped. It wasn't supposed to rain anymore after that, but it didn't look too great. About 8 AM, we started hanging quilts. Well, let me tell you, it may not have rained, but we had some WIND! What took us 30 minutes last year to hang, took 1 1/2 hours! The labels that were clipped on, kept falling off. The clothespins were just not enough to keep the quilts on the lines, the bulldog clamps I had were too big and didn't grasp the rope. We had a devil of a time! :) But we got it done in time for a 10 AM show. The clouds eventually led way to sun, but the wind just kept on coming. Made for an interesting day. But it was SO beautiful to see all the different quilts, blowing in the wind. 118 in all! We had baby quilts, hand quilted ones, 1st quilts, T-shirt quilts, in all different sizes. They were quilts from students, quilt buddies of mine and mine. I even had a vendor who has an on-line quilt shop come and set up shop, Theresa from Country Colors. And of course, my Open House for my Studio, which kicked off the fall season. All in all, a great day. AND I met a lot more of my neighbors (well, if you can call it that--in the country a neighbor might live 4 miles away! LOL).

6 comments:

loulee said...

Looks like you overcame the wind and put on a wonderful show. The quilts look wonderful amid the trees.

Caron said...

What a COOL quilt show! I bet the visitors loved it. How pretty with all those patterns and colors blowing in the wind!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That looks like one awesome quilt show!! Wish I could have been there!

swooze said...

Wonderful!

libertythreads said...

Looks like it turned into a great day for you! Wish I could have attended.

Shasta said...

Your quilt show looks beautiful, even with all that wind. Was there a guild who provided all the quilts?