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Quilt shows are organized on some sort of local, regional or national level.  There are various categories (pieced, appliqued, hand quilted, etc).  Ribbons or prizes are given for the best in each category.

Quilt shows are a great way for quilters to show off their own quilts, look at other quilts, network, and shop for fabric or quilt related items.

VACATION QUILTING HAUL

VACATION QUILTING HAUL

As most of my long-term readers know, I usually go to Maine in the fall on vacation. I haunt the used bookstores and look for interesting fabrics in the fabric stores. It is truly a quiet, restful two weeks. I need the down time and come back ready for real life for another 50 weeks. I thought you might be interested in what I found this year for my vacation quilting haul. Books – I have several used bookstores to…

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NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM

NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM

While in Paducah, KY seeing the quilt show, we also went to the National Quilt Museum. There are always interesting exhibits, and a great store for books and other quilt related items. The museum itself has an entry fee, however, to just go to the store does not have an entry fee. Below is a sign on the side of the museum building showing the current exhibits. There is something for every quilt interest. The exhibits include: Kaffe Fassett, Velda…

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MORE PADUCAH 2023

MORE PADUCAH 2023

The Paducah quilt show was so much fun. So many quilts to see, other quilters to talk to, and quilt related items to look at and/or purchase. Last week I showed you some photos from Paducah. Since I took so many photos, I think this week I would just show you more. Enjoy More Paducah 2023. If you have not gone to the quilt show in Paducah every April, please put it on your bucket list to do at least…

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PADUCAH QUILT SHOW 2023

PADUCAH QUILT SHOW 2023

I meant to share these photos of the Paducah Quilt Show 2023 so much sooner. However, I have been fighting (and loosing?) with my computer the last few weeks. I finally had to break down and replace it. Many of you have also attended this wonderful annual show in Paducah, KY in April. But I know many of you have not been able to go ever, or maybe not this year. It is so fun to attend and be inspired…

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REST STOP QUILTS IN IOWA

REST STOP QUILTS IN IOWA

Sometimes in my travels, I find quilts in unexpected places. Such is the occurrence of rest stop quilts in Iowa. There was no expectation of quilts in the rest stop on I-80 near Davenport, Iowa. All of these photos were taken inside this rest stop. Many years ago, a woman in the quilt guild was raving about a book discussing how quilts were used as signals for the Underground Railroad. My first thought was why has this never been discussed…

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SHOWING OFF QUILTS

SHOWING OFF QUILTS

Quilters love to show off quilts to anyone who will stop long enough to look – we are just like that. Yep, we are show-offs, at least when it comes to our quilts. I thought that starting off this week by showing off quilts would be a great way to deal with Monday. All these photos were taken in June 1995 in Montana. A co-worker allowed me to “borrow” the old barn and wooden fence on her family farm for…

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CELEBRATE JULY 4TH QUILTS

CELEBRATE JULY 4TH QUILTS

I love red, white, and blue quilts. Not only are they patriotic, but they are also happy and bright. I thought I would share some red, white, and blue quilts I have made over the years. Use these ideas as a starting place to make one (or more) for yourself. Celebrate July 4th quilts! Using cheater blocks – Cheater blocks make for fun projects. They can be hand or machine quilted. The below small quilt finished at 22″ square. I…

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QUILT SHOW IN PADUCAH, KY 2006 (Part 2)

QUILT SHOW IN PADUCAH, KY 2006 (Part 2)

Between the rising prices of gas, food, and everything in general – many of us are opting to do staycations this summer. So, for your enjoyment, here are more photos of the quilt show in Paducah, KY 2006 (Part 2). I found the various applique quilts fascinating. The many themes were amazing. We quilters are so creative. I have long since lost my handbook for the show so I can’t tell you anything about these quilts. However, you can enjoy…

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QUILT SHOW IN PADUCAH, KY 2006 (Part 1)

QUILT SHOW IN PADUCAH, KY 2006 (Part 1)

So many of us are in “stay in place” right now that I thought sharing some photos from the quilt show in Paducah, KY during 2006 might give you some new ideas. Or at least some different quilts to look at. I really try to make an annual trip of the show in Paducah each spring. There are just so many quilts to see, which means so many more ideas of quilts I would like to make. These quilts caught…

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Enjoy These Quilt Museums

Enjoy These Quilt Museums

In today’s world, it is entirely possible to visit quilt museums around the globe from the comfort of your own home. Or maybe a road trip would be more fun. Either way, I am suggesting that you enjoy these textile museums. Enjoy These Quilt Museums International Quilt Museum – Lincoln, NE has a wide variety of programs and quilt displays to see and enjoy. I love historical quilts, and they have many that are prior to 1820. The National Quilt…

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