Friday, June 22

More Minnesota Quilt Show photos.......

There were so many beautiful quilts at the Minnesota Quilter's show last weekend. I took a lot of pictures and will share a few that are my favorites. This quilt was one of the first ones that "caught my eye". I had to wait until a group of ladies had finished studying it before I could take this photo.....................
I love applique quilts and the colors in it are just beautiful. I loved this quilt!  Now, each time I took a photo of a quilt, I took a photo of the card next to it so I would know the maker of the quilt. When I took the photo of this card, I was momentarily surprised when I saw that the quilt's maker was Pam Botten, a member of the quilt group in Prior Lake where I used to live. I remembered seeing Pam work on the blocks for this quilt!! She does really beautiful applique work and hand-quilting!  The quilt was entered in the "non-judged" category although I told her I thought it was worthy of being in the "judged" catagory. I called and asked her if she'd mind if I shared her quilt on my blog and she said "oh, sure".  :-)  She said that she was inspired by a quilt made in the 1860's by Susan McCord that is on exhibit at the For Museum. She personally felt that her hand-quilting was not as fine as it should be but wanted the quilt completed. Her thought was, and she said I could share it ........"finished is better than perfect" and I liked that quote a lot. However, Pam's quilt looks pretty much perfect to me!  I'm so glad she let me share it with you all, because I think this quilt is just lovely. Pam is an MQ member and has earned ribbons for quilts entered in the Challenge project that MQ does.  Photos from this year's challenge coming up in a post later this weekend.
Not far from Pam's quilt was one of my favorite booths.........."Trims on Wheels". It was my first stop where I bought a few little goodies for that crazy quilt of mine that is eternally "in progress".  Shop owner Edie Roelens is winding trims in this photo. She "rolled in" from Wyoming but if you would like to check out her trims and embellishments just go to her site......Trims*on*Wheels!
And across the room from "Trims on Wheels" was another crazy quilting booth where I also did a little shopping. This was "The Bead Ranch"...............
and you will find info here. Owner and crazy quilting artist, Sherrill Lewis is pictured in the photo below. She made the beautiful crazy quilt that you see on her left and was stitching on blocks for another project that she is holding in her lap.

I could have spent a fortune on beads and trims and other embellishments at both of these booths. However, I don't have a fortune...... and so ......... I made some careful selections and here are the goodies that I bought and will add to my own crazy quilting project........
That's about all I have time for right now. I have been busy this week making kitchen curtains. They are finished except for getting the hooks so I can add the tie-backs. Then I'll take a photo and share what they look like. In the meantime, I have more quilt show photos I'll share. Next up will be some more quilts and photos of a couple of new local shops and some that may be near you! The Minnesota Quilters Show may be held in Minnesota but the variety of vendors come from all over the United States and so do the quilts! I am so glad there is such a great show that we can get to so easily!!
Big day ahead...........eye appointments for me and my husband. I am excited to look for new frames as I realized that I've had my current glasses for more than five years! And after the eye appointments...........we are off to the Back-to-the-50's*Car*Show at the Minnesota Fairgrounds in St. Paul (MN).  I don't think there will be any quilts on display. Hee hee! But there will be hundreds of really cool, colorful classic cars!
Have a great Friday!
Sandi

4 comments:

Doreen said...

I agree, the MN Quilt Show was awesome and I managed to come home with most of my pocket book in tact!!! My son will be going to the car event, also. He has a gorgeous vintage Cadillac that he had custom painted! Many from this corner of the state attend the event!! Enjoy! Picking out glasses frames can go well....or not!-} Enjoy the weekend!!!! Hugs, D

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Jayne Honnold said...

I really love that you shared so much about the Minnesota show. I am an Ohioan and I missed the big show we had in Columbus because of vacation. This sorta' makes up for it! Thanks again!

Nanette Merrill said...

A quilt show is always fun. Not only is it great to see the quilts but fun to see the booths.

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