Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quilt Show and a Giveaway

Is this lady and her quilt adorable? I'm cracking up this morning thinking I took a photo of a stranger. Maybe deep down I'd like her to be my grandma!! I went to a small quilt show in Pleasant Hill yesterday and she was quilting on this quilt that her Grandmother made!! Is that chrome yellow amazing?!! She was so cute and I loved talking with her. She had been a missionary to the Philippines for 30 years and made her first quilt by hand while she was there. I left her some information on the Oregon Quilt Project and explained to her (and a few others) that we need to document these terrific stories and quilts.

This was another 3 generation quilt. Her grandmother pieced the block, her mom set it with sashing and she hand quilted it.







I thought this handmade doll was pretty charming and couldn't help but snap a photo.


Does anybody think this Sunbonnet Sue needs to go on a diet? LOL



If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you should know what type of quilts I like. Which book does NOT belong?



If you guessed this book you are correct. I picked up these books at the quilt show yard sale and really have been wanting to read Jean Well's book. I'm fascinated with the turn her quilting has taken. I see Central Oregon in many of these quilts and I love that she shows the photographs she was inspired by. I read it and am ready to pass it on to one of my blog readers. Even if you never plan on making an art quilt there are a lot of good lessons to be learned about color, design, inspiration and lines in this book.
Leave a comment and I'll draw a winner at the end of the week.

PS. Darlene suggested that the applique quilt in my header is a thistle. I think she's right!!! Thanks!!

43 comments:

  1. oooh! I would love to read that book. Looks like you found some good ones there at that sale. :)

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  2. Thanks for the mini quilt show, it's wonderful to know these quilts are being finished by future generations. Great fabrics in those quilts, huh?

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  3. What fun idea, gifting the book in a give-a-way. I love looking at these types of books even though I don't make art quilts.

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  4. Wow, the quilts and such at the show were fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

    I guessed the correct book - LOL! I don't make art quilts either however I'll be there's a wealth of information in that book. Information useful to all styles of quiltmaking. I'd love to win so I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for offering to share and if I win I'll do the same.

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  5. That chrome yellow quilt design...the setting, actually...is interesting. Sort of floating bock effect.
    I'd love a chance to win this book! It's been on my *one-of-these-days* list for a while.

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  6. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

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  7. The photo of her is so cute. The quilts look like they are in great shape for their age. I think Sun Bonnet Sue sadly is now reflective of what I see in quilting. Especially at quilt shows.

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  8. lovely quilts. I love seeing traditional quilts and it is even better when the story is included. (I really gotta start doing proper labels).
    I don't do art quilts either, but like you said, there is aleways somehing to learn.

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  9. I love to see quilt shows on blogs. I just can't get enough of it. Seeing the older quilts is pure joy. I would of taken her photo with that yellow quilt to. I can just imagine the fun it was to talk to her. Quilters become instant friends.

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  10. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful quilts. Thanks so much for sharing these and all the others you've shown.

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  11. I would love to win this book, I'm new to art quilt & want to learn more. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. I think that one pink,green and white quilt is a Seven Sisters block. I have always been so intrigued with it. It sure doesn't look like easy piecing though. But what a fabulous finished quilt!

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  13. I'm with you...as soon as I spotted the books and without having seen the following photo I KNEW this one does not belong with the others! I'm not interested but did want to leave a comment to say ENJOY THE DAY!!

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  14. Love the quilts in your blog and the lovely "grandma" quilting. Thanks for offering the book as a giveaway.

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  15. I knew that would be the one you picked. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  16. oh great quilts, I love that lady wish she was my grandma too!
    I love seeing the antique quilts, thanks so much for sharing them with us.
    One of the first quilt books I bought was one of hers years and years ago, yes her quilt making has done a complete turnaround. I love her sense of style would love to learn more guess I need to read the book!!!!.
    Kathie

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  17. I love your blog. The thistle quilt is FANTASTIC! My sister lives in Central Oregon and I had the great fortune to be able to visit her during the Sister's Quilt Show this year. She lives in Corvallis and we were able to enjoy the waterfalls at Silver Falls and the tide pools at the Pacific Ocean - what a beautiful state!

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  18. What a neat quilt the thriving stranger was working on and what a treat for her to be engaged into a convo with you (plus the photo). I bet she felt great. I love the 7 Sisters quilt. Whew. Beautiful. Amazing quilting. Amazing. The doll is too neat. I wouldn't want to use that one like I do Lydia that's for sure.

    Oh lordy you're so cracking me up with those pork-chop Sue's. hee!

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  19. I recently "found" your blog. Wonderful pictures of the quilts, and those multi-generational quilts I'm sure have a story about them! Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a neat book :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  20. I have that book on my Amazon wish list. Would love to win it! Thanks for offering it.

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  21. Would love to win the Jean Wells book. Really enjoyed your showing all the wonderful hierloom quilts finished generation by generation.

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  22. Lovely little quilt show. Would you comment on the two books shown on your blog that were on antique quilts. I'm always interested in that topic and don't own either of those. I was surprised at the new direction for Jean Wells also. The Sister's show poster this year highlighted some of her lovely creations. I picked out the book that didn't belong also. Happy stitches!

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  23. Gorgeous quilts...the show looks like it was fun! I feel better seeing quilts that take generations to complete...I am not so bad!

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  24. Ah, what a lovely pile of pictures you have for me every time I click on my Google Reader! As a beginner quilt addict, I could USE, not just want, that Intuition Book. I would love to win it.

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  25. What a great story. I love that she decided to make a "traditional" quilt.
    Jean Well's book intriques me but I haven't seen it anywhere to peruse. Count me in. It would be nice to read and pass on.

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  26. I know I always have a lot to learn! Maybe something would soak in? Oh those quilts you shared are wonderful!

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  27. It always looks like you have a great time at these shows. I wish there were more in my area. I have two of those Sunbonnet Sue's. My husband grandmother made them and they look just like the photo you have and the same sashing. Those fabrics are great.

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  28. Thanks for sharing the wonderful quilt pics. The antique quilts you show on your blog are such great eye candy. I don't do art quilts, but would enjoy reading the book.

    Nancy E

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  29. She looks like she is enjoying herself :0) I like the quilt she's quilting too. From the pile in my room I'm guessing there will be a few quilts for future generations to quilt in my family too - lol.

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  30. What wonderful antique quilts. Would love to read Jean's book on color. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Marge

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  31. Well, the book that doesn't fit you is the book that fits me out of all the ones shown. I would love an opportunity to read it and be inspired by Jean Wells. Thanks!

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  32. Great photo's! I love the 7 sisters quilt too. Thanks for the chance~ I need all the help I can get when it comes to understanding color. ;-)

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  33. LOL, it DOES look funny to see that book in there.
    I would like to read it.

    Lucy~

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  34. I love the header quilt too. It was truly wonderful to see the quilts and especially the ones shared by generations. I think I'm going to leave a lot of them behind. The book looks great for learning some new things.

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  35. Hi Lori
    thanks for sharing this old quilts, I really love the 4-patch, the polka dot background is just wonderful, isn't it?
    The book looks interesting - sure isn't one that I have.

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  36. Lori do not worry about putting me in the draw for the book.
    Just loved seeing the vintage quilts and that lovely lady.

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  37. Sweet quilts and a lovely lady. Your post is packed with goodies.

    I'll pass on the chance to win the book (which I correctly picked out of the four). Someone else will thoroughly enjoy your generosity.

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  38. I just love chatting with older people...except its getting harder to find people older than me! Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  39. I have been wanting to read this one! Love your blog :).

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  40. love that 4-patch and the plump sunbonnet sue made me laugh~!~

    i just recently added that book to my own collection so don't put me in the drawing. thank you anyway~!
    i agree that it's a bit more contemporary than i generally work myself but it is a book worth looking at despite that.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  41. I too love antique quilts. And I'm about to embark on finishing my 4th or 5th inherited quilt--I have to choose between 2 my grandmother made before she died in 1932. Since I no longer hand-quilt, I'll do it by machine--but keep it true to the original time period.
    Thank you so much for sharing these examples!

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  42. Really enjoyed the new friend you made. Most of my best friends at church are in their 80's and are most interesting to chat with. Love both those quilts. Regarding Sue, she might want to cut down on her salt intake for that water retention...LOL Today's post was a good one, Lori..thank you.

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