Saturday, September 29, 2012

Quilt Show! (part one)

It was a tough week so, after work yesterday, I decided to visit a quilt show hosted by a local quilt quild and held at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst, NC.  Built in 1917, the Fair Barn is a renovated horse barn and is used for local events.  The harness track and a number of other barns on the site are still in use today.

The interior is neat... and a great place for a quilt show.

One of the first quilts I saw reached out and grabbed me... not sure why even now.  I wanted to take a photo immediately and I wish I had... because by the time I got back to it, the sun had shifted and... well, you can see what happened...

"Lots of Charm" by Evelyn Miller, quilted by Wendy Hughes

I loved the softness of the colors... the geometry... the snuggle-ability of this one.    I can see this one happening...

This quilt had the funniest title ("I thought it was black!") and I could swear that the fabrics were painted...

by Donna Clemens

Ms Clemens noted on her entry that she purchased the fabric thinking it was black, worked with it for six weeks... but it wasn't until she started quilting that she realized the fabric was a dark navy!

This quilt was huge... machine pieced and hand quilted...

"Not Afraid of Color" by Chris McCallum

The following quilt is named "Caesar and Me: Roman Mosaic," inspired by a 2000-year-old mosaic in an art museum.  It was hand-drawn and painted, stitched to resemble tiles, and then painted again.

Quiltmaker Pat Smith noted that this quilt was two years in the making...

I believe her.

I'll post more photos of quilts I thought were special tomorrow.


  1. Some beautiful specimens, Freda. Looks like quite a show. I love that first quilt, too. I'll need to file that idea away!

  2. Imagine working on that beautiful mosaic for two years! What a great show.

  3. Beautiful quilts, Freda. Thanks for sharing them with us. :o)

  4. Wow! Those are so amazing. The mosaic is esp. incredible. Thanks for sharing them. I esp. love Not Afraid of Color. :)

  5. Dear Freda, thank you for showing us the beautiful, inspiring quilts. Each one is a work of art

  6. Dear Freda, thank you for showing us the beautiful, inspiring quilts. Each one is a work of art

  7. The mosaic tile quilt is amazing! I can believe that it took that long to do.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing. Some of my favorite blog posts are about quilt shows!

  9. They are all sooooo beautiful! That last one is incredible to think it only took two years.

  10. I traveled down to see that show 2 years ago. Dragged my daughter along who - at the time - was willing to go with a promise of pizza lunch! It was a great show - love that barn. Thanks for sharing!

  11. What wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to seeing more! The Fair Barn is really amazing.

  12. That mosaic quilt is wonderful! I have files of photos of Roman mosaic floors that I love. Thanks for sharing!

  13. The quilts are so gorgeous, but I would really love to see that barn and track.

  14. Wow, some beautiful quilts there.

    I bought myself a new pair of jeans a couple of months back. I've only worn them a couple of times -- on the third wearing I realised they were navy blue not black! They are the kind that fades in patches so I will have to wait and see if I still like them as they fade!