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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

AAQG Show Part 3

More pictures from the Austin Area Quilt Guild Show, Sept. 17-19, 2010, in Austin, TX.

The quilting really made this quilt special.

Lots of comments about this quilt.  It is made of Yo-Yos.  I know, that is exactly what we all were saying. LOL  The top was folded, it says East...West...Home Is...Best.

I hope one of these quilts has given you a new idea for one of your future quilts.  I like to go to shows and notice details.  I may not be excited about the colors or the quilt as a whole, but I always feel inspired to try a new border or technique or fabric combination.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

AAQG Show Part 2

The Austin Area Quilt Guild held their show on September 17-19, 2010 in Austin, TX at the Palmer Events Center.  It was entitled, "Changing Gears".  There were 400 quilts and 70 vendors.

This fabric reads, BLAH BLAH BLAH.  There are alphabet beads sewn on the front and back with political sayings of the day.  Bail Out, Bi Partisan, Shovel Ready, etc.

These small quilts were from a exhibit by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, www.saqa.com.  They have online auctions for small art quilts.  Read the rules carefully before bidding.  On Monday, the price of the quilts are quite high and drop to $75 each on Friday.  There is an auction starting 9/27/10 and 10/4/10.

We were asked to vote on our favorite doll.  "Cassie, the Goat Roper" with her sassy red hair in boots and spurs got my vote.

I like a traditional quilt with a special twist.  The quilt below is an attic window, but has one or two buttons attached for each picture in the window and could double as an I Spy Quilt.

I think that I hit the limit for photos, so more tomorrow.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Austin Area Quilt Guild Show

My Best Quilting Friend, Judith and I took a road trip to Austin, TX to see the Austin Area Quilt Guild Show.  On the way, We visited three wonderful quilt shops.  I took a lot of pictures, so I'll spread them out over several posts.

First, We visited Stitch Haven in Brenham, TX.

This is the front of the shop in quilt form, isn't it cute.

I found a few things that I needed.  I have large fingers, so I love these leather thimbles to sew on bindings and buttons.

Then we headed to Giddings, TX to visit All Around The Block.  From the outside, it may appear small, but it goes back and over several rooms.  Lots and lots of goodies.  I had to take a close up of the scissors on the shutters.

Of course, I found a few more things to take home with me.

The cupcake and sprinkles fabric is to make a "Less Than a Yard Dash Table Runner".  It is a free pattern over at honeybeequiltstore.com.  Fast and easy, check it out.  The stripe and brown border are to make a zig zag quilt without triangles.  The tutorial is by Crazy Mom Quilts , but links to beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html.  I hope that I am doing this right.

We had lunch at Reba's and for our last shop of the day, Gerline's Quilt Shop.  Both in Giddings, TX.

This is a kit from Gerline's that will be mailed to me to make the Sidelights pattern below.

It was time to get ourselves to Austin, TX and the Embassy Suites just down the street from the Palmer Event Center.

We had a courtesy van to the Quilt Show and back.  Threadgill's Restaurant was a block away.  We never took our car out of valet parking.  The Embassy provided a wonderful breakfast buffet each morning.  We were so pampered.  A look at the quilts and my additional purchases at the show tomorrow.