March 15, 2013

  • Lancaster Quilt Show

    What a delightful time I have had these last two days.  Holly and I attended the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show.   I wish I could post the winning quilts but we were limited on the pictures we could take.


    Just a few pictures on some upclose details.


    This one just kept drawing Holly and I into it.  It’s fun to get close and see details that you miss from standing back.

    We enjoyed walking through all the vender booths soaking up ideas and buying a few things.    Loved the Bernina booth.  They had a clear housing over a running machine.   It really drew people into their booth.
    Now I know what the inside of my new Bernina looks like!
    I’m still wondering why it cost so much.

    My sister Julia had a quilt in the show.   It looked so good hanging there beside the striking zebra.   Hers is the one on the right. 

    “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel”

    Holly and I didn’t take any classes but we did sign up for three lectures.   The highlight of my time was the evening lecture by Kaffe Fassett “Dreaming in Color.   I love his eye for color and what he does with designing fabrics and making quilts.  Such an inspiration to me.

    Another lecture we took was by Pam Holland.  Here Holly is with Pam.
    Such a colorful lady!

    Pam is a master story teller sharing with us her adventures as a traveling quilt teacher.  Here is a link to her blog.

    This is one of Pam’s quilts that is wimsical and draws you in.

    The saying quilted in the middle is one I have loved in the past few years.
    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

    Some more of her quilts…


    All of her quilts have stories and are made from the heart.
    My next post will be on the “Tentmakers of Cairo” exhibit.  

    On the way home we stopped at a gas station and picked up a couple little guys!

    Jeremy and Cheryl are spending the week-end in Harrisburg and it worked out great to meet them and bring the boys home with us.

    I had to take a few minutes and hold sweet little Ariel.  She wasn’t to happy.  Looking forward to Sunday afternoon when they will come get the boys and I’ll get to hold her more.


    Timmy’s happy with his helpers.

Comments (7)

  • Thank you for taking the boys and stopping over at Mom’s.  When I talked to her this afternoon, she was so excited about her company today.  First Deborah stopped, then you came with the boys and then Don and Marlene stopped in.  She was so excited.  Maybe she will sleep good tonight.  It is a blessing to me that she is allowed contact with this generation of great grandchildren.  It makes her day when they know her and act like they like her.  But it would never happen if we didn’t make it happen, since she cannot really go to them.  

    And the quilt show sounds like so much fun.  How nice that you and Holly could go!

  • I have thought about going up to that Lancaster quilt show!  Wouldn’t have worked out this year, even if I knew you would be there.  I am glad you enjoyed it so much!  I loved seeing Julia’s quilt there.  Ummmm . . . not so sure about that zebra quilt.  There are just some quilts I can’t relate to!

  • what a fun time! how fun it would have been to join you w/ my mom :)

  • Glad you and Holly got to go to the show. I saw Julia’s quilt at the AQS show in Des Moines in 2011. Beautiful!

  • Those are the cutest boys!  Know how much fun you have with them and them with you.

  • Wish it would have worked out for me and my girls to join you and Holly.  Sound like you had a wonderful time.

  • I just love looking at all those quilts. And it made me so proud to see Julia’s hanging there. I never will forget the exhilaration I felt the first time I went to a quilt show. I had forgotten that Jeremy’s had a little girl. I love her name! 

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