Monday, October 22, 2012

"Seeing Red" Quit Show

My favorite yearly quilt show is from the Old Aurora Colony held at the historical society. The variety of quilts, old and new are lovely as is the setting and the antiques.
This year the theme was "Seeing Red". Will I ever tire of red and white quilts? Not yet! I am not showing one of my favorites, which I plan on reproducing soon! These are lovely quilts. Enjoy!!



This one cracked me up!!





This one was really striking!
Great fabric and cool quilting motifs too!!

This show is quickly becoming a tradition for hubby and I to attend. (actually I attend, he goes browsing through antique shops) Saw this cool display when we stopped for coffee on our way home. So much fun!!

32 comments:

  1. Great quilts and what a lovely fall tradition! I love the red of the leaves.

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    1. Gorgeous quilts.....I love that Pickle Dish and the T block quilt! And yeah, I can't get enough of red and white, either! I've just started my new leader/ender project.....a scrappy red and white tumbler quilt, like Ingrid's from Supergoof Quilts blog. Do you follow her? And wasn't Linda's show at Quilts in the Barn wonderful! Yep.....can't get enough R&W!

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  3. It must be really nice to be able to go to these lovely quilt shows. And some wonderful quilts were displayed!

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  4. I love your tradition and the R & W quilts will always be a favorite. Love the pickle dish and the signature baskets. Can't wait to see which one you're hiding!

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  5. I had company this weekend, mom said the pass colors were beautiful. Is the show on display for a while. Love the red quilts too.

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  6. Looks like a great setting for viewing lovely vintage quilts. It is great that you and DH go together and that there is something for each of you to appreciate.
    That one quilt was pretty interesting--the one that cracks you up. Any story behind it? Like a beginner was learning the piecing method, or a non-quilter was assembling something cut out and left behind by a quilting relative?

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  7. Wonderful place for a show and beautiful examples of red and white quilts, I do love the cross one.
    It is fun to go for drives in the fall and see the displays at the farms and the houses.

    Debbie

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  8. What fun - I never tire of red and white quilts, either. The one that cracked you up is funny - wonder what went wrong?! Love the pickle dish.

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  9. I love red and white quilts and truly enjoy it when you post pictures (thank you). I wish I could settle on a pattern because I'd love to make one. sigh. LOL

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  10. Such lovely quilts! I think the Pickle Dish is my favorite. Love the quilting in the T quilt :0) I look forward to seeing the one you want to reproduce!

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  11. I never get tired of red and white quilts. I love them all. Looks like a good place for a show of antique quilts.

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  12. This is my favorite show of each year, too. I had a new lens on my camera, a longer one, and couldn't get far enough back to get pictures of whole quilts - next year I'll take the shorter lens again. Which of the quilts was your favorite, the one you want to reproduce?

    One of the curators at the show told me that next year is their anniversary and most of the 158 quilts in their collection will be displayed. As much as I've always loved their shows, I think that will probably be my favorite.

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  13. What a nice way to spend the afternoon! Such a picturesque setting to view the red and white quilts... my favorite is the signature baskets. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love them all!...that pickle dish is amazing and the Hawaiian quilt!...some day when I get brave I want to make one....great inspiration...Thanks!

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  15. Oh Lori beautiful quilts , looks like it was a wonderful day out
    I love a few of these , so hard to chose a favorite
    love basket quilts but I think that T quilt has a lot of potential
    great inspiration...
    Hawaiian quilt on my bucket list
    hope you show that log cabin quilt :)
    Kathie

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  16. thanks for sharing your day with us I love seeing antique quilts!
    Kathie

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  17. What a fun day! Whenever you mention Aurora Colony, I think of the Amana Colony in Iowa - easily confused :)

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  18. The quilts are just amazing. So many beautiful quilts and so not enough time to sew them all.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I think almost everyone likes red and white quilts. The basket quilt has a few rogue colored blocks thrown in. Wonder if the maker ran out of red fabric.

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  20. There can never be enough red and white quilts!!
    I love the basket quilt!

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  21. Thanks so much for the Mt.Trails inspiration. I *tweaked* it a bit to makeit mine; used 11/2" strips for 6" blocks, made 80 of them and used all scraps, mostly civil war type and even the red trails were a variety of red prints. I LOVE IT!For some reason several of the 4-parches ended up *wonky* but I left them in anyway ;>). thanks again for a great idea.
    Karen

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  22. i think my favorite is the pickle dish. i so hope to eventually get to make one for myself.

    the drunkard's path is a hoot~!!~ a little too much sipping at the mooonshine while stitching perhaps~!?

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  23. What a great display of red and white - loads of inspiration! Neat venue too.

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  24. Funny that you posted this today as I just, this morning, finished reading the third book in a series about Emma Wagner Geisy from the Aurora colony! Jane Kirkpatrick wrote a series of historical fiction novels called the Change and Cherish series - great reading!

    I would love to go out and visit the historic colony site someday. Thank you for sharing the quilts you saw on display there. Lots of fun to see the red and white combinations. Were the quilts connected to the colony or just part of a quilt show?

    Thanks again - always fun to see vintage quilts!

    Judy

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  25. Such a lovely locale for a quilt show. That drunkard's path quilt is-- well--it's unique. Love the basket quilt. They always appeal to me, no matter the style or size or colors of the baskets. Autumn quilt shows are the best--inspiration gathered to think about during the winter months indoors.

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  26. Thank you so much! I loved the show!

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  27. Fun outing, looks like a nice variety to enjoy.

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  28. The more red I see the more I love it and I don't think I will ever tire of seeing red and white quilts.

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  29. Thank you for sharing your day with us! Love the little white building with the garden behind it....

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  30. You can't beat red and white. We had a red and white show recently at Quilts in the Barn - just stunning. Looking forward to seeing what you'll make.

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  31. Oh, yeah ... that drunkardʻs path!!
    Quilts like this keep me quilting and smiling.
    Itʻs perfect.

    We attend quilt shows with the huge hope there will be at least one quilt with this kind of delirious, delicious je nais sais quoi. Unforgettable. Thanks, Lori!

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