First off, what was on the quilt frame this week? Here is an adorable kids quilt, made by Kim! I had a really good time putting some whimsical quilting on this one!
Went to Road 2 California quilt show last week as a helper-vendor for Nolting, and it was Crazee! Bummer part of it was that John was sick, so I had to go it alone. BUT I learned a lot of stuff from Julie, Tom, Lance and Dan, about how to present the product, set up and take down the booth, and all kinds of good quilty information.
I was humbled by the amazing talent, inspired by the colors, products and patterns, and awed by the number of people that went past our little corner.
|Check out the trapunto butterflies. Ah mazing.|
|Handpainted, stitched, the bio says it took the quiltmaker 3 years to complete|
|Best in Show. Love the shading and the stained glass look.|
|Crystals were on most of the winning quilts. It's all the rage. This one was beautiful with, but would have been a stunner even without. Below is the quilting visible from the backside, almost as pretty as the front.|
|Super fun Halloween quilt, with lots of 3D effects|
|Side view, trying to show the 3D embellishments and effects|
|This is one I would like to try to make - individual grapes|
|Part of the special exhibit called "Bridges" featuring 2 bridges I used to know quite well.|
|Gotta love the name, and here is the quilt:|
|Close up of a mermaid|
|This is a miniature, like 12 inches square!!|
|I adore the quilting on this! The feathers, the basket weave cross-hatching. Ahhh sweet!|
|Beautiful Christmas quilt, with a heart wrenching story, below|
|Detail from quilt above|
Queso, next week, Feb 10-11, Sunshine Quilting will be a vendor at the Las Colcheras Quilt Guild Show, in Los Cruces, NM. We are looking forward to seeing the wonderful quilts, meeting interesting people and hopefully selling a Nolting quilting system or 2. .. or 3 . . .