Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quilt Show

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, just perfect to travel through the countryside looking at all of the Autumn colours of the trees as a friend and I journeyed to an International quilt exhibit comprised of quilts made by Irish quilters.

There were 150 works of art of all shapes, sizes, colours, and themes. Some of the quilt makers were on hand to discuss their lifestyle, and of course their quilt/quilts that they were showing.
We arrived at the show the same time as a large bus full of people, so the room was very busy, which made it difficult to take photos. I did manage to get partial shots of some.

This one is grey and burgundy with the border of leaves and flowers.

This swan was lovely, each feather was a piece of

This was one piece of fabric, with the mans face all done with machine stitching in various colours.

It was thirsty work looking at all that eye candy, so we had a coffee and carrot cake to satisfy our sweet tooth. The pieces of cake were huge to say the least, at least a three inch cube with cream cheese frosting, yummy. My friend, does not bake often as she is a widow and lives alone, and she loves cream cheese frosting, so asked for the corner piece, frosting on two sides and the top, and got it. No, she doesn't need to count calories.

My friend is not a quilter, or even a sewer or crafty person, but she enjoyed all of the quilts and marvelled at what can be done with fabric and thread.

It was a great day,

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. All I can say is WOW. That man's face is incredible! For the quilts I love the first one.

  2. Love the pictures of the beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing. Karen

  3. those are stunning quilts, there are so many talented people out there isn't there?