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Quilts at the Fair

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Today I volunteered to “hover” over the quilt exhibits at the local fall fair exhibition.

Many of the quilts required a high degree of quilting skill, and all of them took a lot of hours to complete. The quilt below is called Tantal”Eye”Zing. It has many tiny points that meet other lines and all connections have to be accurate.

A real challenge to sew, but what a rewarding finished product. You may just be able to see the beading and extra ornamentation sewn onto the quilt.

Smaller projects such as table runners are practical as well as beautiful.

 

These owls told me they would like to come to my house and stand guard by the front door.

The 3-D boxes below are really a flat quilt sewn with black, white, and gray fabric, cut and sewn to give a 3-D effect. But believe me, the quilt is flat. Really, it is!

 

The quilt below is noted for its interesting use of colour combinations. Also, the tiny squares are not easy to line up so all the corners meet exactly, but they do.

 

There are many more quilts in the exhibition, but there is not room to show them all here.

The man in the photo below did a super job of filling the hall with beautiful, soothing music. He gave me permission to take his picture but I didn’t tell him I wanted to put him in my blog post so I have blurred his face in case he didn’t want the publicity he is unaware he is getting.

The music was great but I just loved his outfit.

Those pants!!!!!!

 


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48 thoughts on “Quilts at the Fair

  1. Amazing designs, truly lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Wow! Those quilts are incredible. I love the one with the owls. Thanks for sharing, Anneli!

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  3. I adore the 3D quilt.
    I wish Iยดd be able to purchase it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Life is Good !

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    • Oh no, Hans! You’d drive yourself crazy trying to figure out if the depth is real or just perception. It would set you right back to the days when people wondered if the earth was flat or round. ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL

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  4. Amazing what those people did! All quilts are just very beautiful. I also love the one with the owls.
    Those pants on the old man are outstanding!!! He must be an interesting person.

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  5. I love those quilts, especially the 3-D one. And those pants! Quite something!

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  6. Wow! Beautiful quilts in your photos. I love them all, especially the beadwork on the first one. The 3D quilt is impressive, but how can a person not get dizzy making it? I love the musician’s socks!

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  7. Yeah, that’s what I was going to point out: forget the pants – how about those socks?
    HA!
    When you say you volunteered I’m assuming you were a monitor of sorts? Making sure no one without gloves handled the displayed quilts?
    Fun job!

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    • That’s right, and to hand out little voting slips for viewer’s choice. You’ve obviously done this before, Laura. It’s a bit boring in a way, but I did get to do a lot of people watching, and I met some very interesting, nice people. And one of them was the volunteer who played the harmonica and dressed in his funny pants and socks. You can see that he’s a volunteer for the fair by the wristband he’s wearing.

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  8. These are so amazing! Which one is yours?

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  9. Tnx, Belinda. Yes there are some very talented ladies in the quilting guild. Very dedicated. I was particularly impressed by how much work they do for charity organizations.

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  10. These quilts are gorgeous. But those pants!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  11. Amazing artistry and beauty and incredicle skill on display!

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  12. My God, those quilts are magnificent. The attention to detail is something to behold. I don’t have the patience for detail, not even in my writing.

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  13. I suppose it’s something for both of us to strive for.

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  14. Wow, those are some real stunners! The pants even more so hahahahaha. That first quilt is calling my name because of the colors! The 3D one is a little too realistic for me (makes me migrainey).

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  15. Really nice post. Helps me appreciate my daughter who quilts, even tho I am useless at arts and crafts.

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  16. I used to quilt, but my creations are quite simple compared to these. I love looking at them and wondering at the design and construction. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. What beautiful work and precision. I admire the talent and patience of these artists. โค

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  18. We saw a fantastic quilt in Denali NP. That had even mosquitoes stitched in. I hope I’ll be able to show that on my blog whem I post about our visit to that national park.

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  19. Did you end up taking the owls home? It’s lovely. And I love the table runners too. And the man who sorta posed for you – delightful. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh, and Queen Ann’s Lace (on your photo border) – I adore them. They are so prolific around here this summer. Heaven.

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  20. Wow! What a treat for you to be in the presence of those quilts. Stunning!

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