Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Parade of Quilts

From MVQG Parade of Quilts
Visiting the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild's "Parade of Quilts" this weekend was a visual and sensory delight.As the rows of quilts lined up in dazzlingly arrays of colors, styles, shapes, and themes before my eyes, I needed a GPS to maneuver my way through the lovely rows of handiwork.


I tried my best to capture photos...to the right, to the left, behind me, above me...oops to the other behind me.

But with my endless circling trying to follow numbers in a program while still reading every bit of quilt info and take a picture with a camera that was swallowing batteries whole...this is the best I could do. I'm uploading as fast as I can and you can see more in the Picasaweb Album.


But as with most quilt shows, most of the beauties had to be seen up close.... with real eyes to be believed.

From the mystical and geometrically accurate patterning of real crop circles....



To nutcrackers and dragonflies and poker games....
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to kokopelli's and cupcakes..

teddy bear games and lizard boys....

After all of that cycling, circling, whirling, and twisting...
I knew I had the quilt show bug...

And with or without a mask on...it was all worth the experience!

From MVQG Parade of Quilts
Another really good quilt show...and from my own guild here in Salem, Oregon...gosh, it's nice to be surrounded by such amazing talent!

Now, where's my purse? my camera? And where did I leave the front door......

7 comments:

  1. Oh, my! The variety, the workmanship... a feast for the eyes and the spirit. Thanks for sharing, dear Michele! I'm inspired.

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  2. Wow! What an awesome show of absolutely beautiful quilts!!! That was great! Thank you so much for sharing Michele! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

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  3. Stunning quilts! Even the 'ribbons' are great!

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  4. You're right - it was a great show. Thanks for persevering for us with the camera - I looked at them from picasa. Glad you found your way home to post them for us!

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  5. I'm so impressed with quilts like the ones you've shared. The intricacy of the workmanship absolutely stuns me. Thank you for sharing your photos.

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  6. Oh such a beautiful show! So much talent. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I was there! It was a great show. So much talent.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.