Saturday, February 7, 2009

Great Weekend Start

On Friday DH and I went to a quilt show put on by the women of the Robertsdale (AL) UMC church and it was wonderful. The quilts were done by local women, were family heirlooms, or were purchased antiques. On my sidebar I have put a slideshow of some of the wonderful quilts. The church was covered by quilts: the sanctuary, classrooms, halls, even bathrooms. They were everywhere. DH and I kept thinking we had seen them all and then turned a corner and there were more. And it seemed that most of them were hand quilted, something I can't get my head around. Please take some time to view the slideshow.

There were three vendors at the quilt show and look what I got:

This was a "jelly roll" of batiks. Aren't they gorgeous? I am thinking jacket. I got a couple of ideas for designs for it while at the quilt show. What a great day!!


Lurline said...

I just love quilt shows, too - looks beautiful! Great retail therapy, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Wilma NC said...

Beautiful fabrics!!!! Almost like art.

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Gari, What a neat way to spend a weekend! I am curious if you'd like to spend this next weekend (th 14th) on the coast in a bit more formal way with us. Send me an email if you're even curious as to what I'm talking about! LOL ~Shelly~

jovaliquilts said...

What a fun slideshow! I love the optical illusion boxes and the fringe on the Texas star -- and the TP one made me laugh! Your batik strips are lovely, wow.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful batiks! I love jelly rolls--I may confess to being addicted to jelly rolls. I may have to search for some batiks now!