Monday, March 21, 2011

Preview of Gathering

The "Gathering of Quilters", a tri-state annual quilt show for Indiana, Illinois and Michigan was held this past weekend in Schererville, Indiana. Vicki and I attended as it is only about 20 minutes away from my house. The show is a juried one, and this year, was combined with the Heritage Quilter's Guild show. This pineapple caught my eye, and is actually pink and brown, even though it looks a bit green in these photos. Here is a close-up of the fabrics. Vicki will be sharing lots more photos of the Gathering in upcoming posts.

On another note, my parents have moved to assisted living, and are breaking up housekeeping. My mom wanted to give back quilts that I had made them. Since my dad is a Halloween baby, I made this doll quilt for him in 1993. You may notice that it has a bit of a curve to the upper edge. It was safety pinned at the upper corners, and hung from nails to a wall in his office since that time! It will have a bath, and maybe a blocking, and hopefully, will return to square.
We will be traveling to New York on Thursday to see the Red and White Exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum. I can hardly wait!

7 comments:

Dixie said...

Love the pineapple quilt - always a favorite! Your story about the halloween quilt is so sweet - my Mom has given me back the cookbooks I have given her over the years. Can't wait to hear about the red and white exhibit - it looks so wonderful!

Lisa said...

Lucky girls to be able to see the Red and White! Can't wait to see the pics. I love the Halloween quilt, especially the cat.

Kathie said...

oh I hope we do run into each other on sunday....
cute halloween quilt I bet you can block it into shape...
pink and brown quilts, yum
Kathie

Barb said...

Love the quilts...have a wonderful time!

Barb said...

Hi!
that pineapple quilt is stunning! I love it!
I've been thing about a new pineapple quilt for a while. I think I have a plan and even bought some fabric.

Nice to be getting some quilts back, I hope your parents are happy in the new location. My FIL fought it, then loved it!

see you soon- I hope :)

Lori said...

I look forward to seeing more photos of the quilt show. The pineapple quilt is amazing!

I hope your parents are OK with the new living arrangements. It can be so hard to make a big change.

Janet said...

The pineapple quilt has some amazing piecing involved, how wonderful. I'm so excited for you going to the red and white exhbition.