Sunday, April 14, 2013

Two quilt shows in April

It is only the second weekend in April and I have already gone to 2 quilt shows.  I went to a quilt show hosted by a group in Blackfoot Idaho with Anita on the 6th and then we went the other direction to a show In Filer yesterday. 
The show in Blackfoot was really tough to find.  There was not one sign.  Not even at the entrance to the building!  Because we weren't familiar with the area, it took us a long time to find it and we ended up being very late for the trunk show.  I took a seat towards the rear of the auditorium and you can see how well that worked for my pictures.  I'm not a good photographer to start with and I was not up for this challenge. 

I can tell you that she showed a lot of absolutely beautiful quilts.

This quilt amazed me.  I am not absolutely positive, but I thought I heard her say she finished it in one week of intensive sewing.  That can't be right, can it?

 This was taken with the super-ZOOM setting on the camera.
I found out that this was the very first quilt show that this group had.  This would explain the lack of signs we were looking for.  Actually it was pretty amazingbecause they had half a dozen vendors there too.  I'm sure thier next one will be fantastic!

The next pictures are from the show at the Filer Fairgrounds.  This was put on by the Desert Sage Quilt Guild of Twin Falls Idaho.  They do a semi-annual show and it gets better every year.  There is so much to see that you need to go both days to get to see everything!  I used to be a member of this guild, but because of the distance I quit going.  They are such a fun group and it's always great to see old friends when I go to the show.  This year they did a group project called "A River Runs Through It".  Small pictoral quilts of areas on the Snake River were portrayed through various members styles.  They were placed side by side on a wall and created a great visual of the river.

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1 comment:

  1. Some lovely quilts. You have really been out and about!
    I especially loved the Snake River display. I lived right on the edge of the Snake one summer in college--and my Dad grew up near it. Tells many stories of his adventures on that river. : )