Wednesday, September 11, 2019

More of Quilt Expo

Oh, to have unlimited time for sewing!  The second wish is the unlimited money for supplies: does that include an assistant to organize my stuff?

Anyway, here is the new hand work project I think I am going to start.  And the lady in the booth showed me a tailor's knot, something I had not known.  She also showed me how she pieced ( in very tiny stitches and leaving a little wiggle room.  These shapes are traced around a template, and cut in strips with a rotary blade and a 1/4 seam allowance.

 The cherry on top tip is the next photo: here is how she pressed it afterward to have it lay flat. 

But I promised more photos of the Quilts.  The quilts in a multitude of categories were from all over. 80% of the winners were from out of the state of Wisconsin.  These are what I would call pictorial quilts.

This one was so neat, beads, wool roving for the splash, and so many beautiful colors. I believe the creator is from California.

This is a close up of the next quilt : tiny snippets of colors under a netting.  Really beautiful!

I'll bet we see the following one in upcoming magazines and shows.

And here ends today's mini show with a Bucky Badger.  

I found another quilter who also posted pictures and close ups from the show:  Enjoy Paula's photos.  ( really neat as well)


  1. WOW, WOW, and WOW!!!! Those quilts are fantastic, so many very talented people. The detail is very impressive. Sounds like you had an awesome time, seeing and learning, truly a win win.
    Sandy's Space

  2. We had a similar boat quilt win all kinds of awards at the California State Fair. They must have followed a pattern. Here is the link to my day at the fair where I photographed the boat quilt.