Monday, September 10, 2012

Airing The Quilts

A few weeks ago when I stopped in at my local quilt store, I picked up a flyer with information about an upcoming neighborhood quilt show. When I went to check it out over the weekend it turned out to be such a fun event! A quilt group who calls themselves the Vineyard Quilters share their quilts with the public just for fun each summer - there are about 15 of them and most of them are neighbors. The were probably 200 quilts displayed in the yards of three adjacent homes - hung on fences and ropes using clothes pins. The group meets once a month in each other's homes and often work on the same project using their own choice of fabrics. Looks like most of them prefer a cottage style colorway, but there were a couple primitive quilts included.  I was pretty surprised to find that NONE of them were bloggers, so I can't give you any contact information, but I hope you enjoy all the pictures I took - here there are in no particular order. Do you have a favorite? I think mine might be the mini quilt that is framed behind glass - I'm pretty sure it'a a Lori Smith design.






























20 comments:

Elizabeth Ann said...

That was great! Thank you for taking the time to show them to us. What a great group of quilters!

The Wool Cupboard said...

WOW, Gayle! That was a beautiful, HUGE quilt show!! Thanks for sharing your pictures...I am in awe of quilters...such beautiful creations.

Hugs,
Linda

Nedra said...

What a GREAT showing! There is some great representation in a variety of types of quilts.

Julia said...

Wow Gayle, what an amazing quilt show and such nice weather to have it outside. It's hard to believe how much work all these quilts represents. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for posting all these pictures of quilts. Much appreciated. I like how they are displayed.
JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
What fun! I can't believe not one of them are bloggers. You should introduce them to the world of blogging.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Diane said...

what a great idea-amazing how many quilts they have!

Janet O. said...

Oh, what fun!! I wish this would go on in my neighborhood. I love these quilts. Thanks for showing us this fun event.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Great show, Gayle...Thanks for sharing these delightful quilts!!!

Carolyn :)

Laurel said...

Wow! How can you quilt and not blog about it? Thanks for sharing all these great quilts.

Orange Sink said...

Wow! Gayle! That was wonderful!! Thanks so much for getting all the photos and sharing them here on your blog! You need to get those quilters blogging!!
Hugs!
Cathy G

audrey said...

that was amazing! what fun to wander around and see all those beautiful quilts! thanks for sharing.:)

Me and My Stitches said...

What a fun show - I bet you were glad you went. I love the patriotic one - and the fall quilts with the pumpkins. They are all really great- thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline said...

WOW... I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Thanks so much for taking us along with you.

Linda said...

Oh, Gayle what a beautiful quilt show and you took wonderful pictures of them. I have so many favorites.
Linda

bettyj said...

Never saw so many gorgeous quilts! Ever. Never Ever!Absolutely beautiful.

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

What fun! If I had come upon them unexpectedly when driving, I would have run right off the road! Thanks for sharing. Sarah

Kyle said...

What a wonderful idea. Their quits were fabulous. I'm going to pass that idea around to a couple of my groups.

woolwoman said...

SO many awesome quilts - what a novel idea to have a display like this. Hard to pick one favorite but I really liked the patriotic one - kinda looked like it might be a Blackbird design but don't throw rocks at me - I'm not a quilter so I don't know - they were all beautiful - no bloggers - GEES - they should be - Mel

Heather said...

Wow! These are just gorgeous! I love quilts, and there are some beautiful patterns and quilts here!

Wooly 4 Ewe said...

What a fun idea! I am all caught up now with my blog!