Sunday, July 29, 2012

Atlanta Quilters Show 2012


I just got home from the Atlanta Quilt Festival and I just had to share some pictures with you.   The event had demonstrations, items for sale and a handmade doll exhibit but I went to see the quilts.   I hope you enjoy the photos of these quilts as much as I enjoyed seeing the handwork and meeting the quilters.
 There was a hallway of red and white quilts and my favorite in this section was "Delta Menopause."  
 The next section had all sorts of quilts from traditional to contemporary. 
 And then there were the dolls, demonstrations and a few special displays.  A couple of these quilters said they had rushed into retirement so that they could have more time to quilt.  One of the young quilters was laughing saying she works to quilt.  It was especially interesting to see the quilting software which allows you to design your quilt and all its colors so that you can see what it looks like before you make it.  Quilting times have changed. 

14 comments:

  1. I have such an appreciation but doubt I could master this art. Do you quilt? Amazing creativity!

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    1. Lynne, I'm with you in that I love quilts and greatly appreciate all the time and love that goes into a quilt. When my daughter was a baby, during her first year I made all of her dresses. I saved fabric scraps from each dress and then made a quilt for her from the fabric pieces. I sewed the entire thing by hand. A few years later I thought I would make a quilt for me and I did start one but it remains unfinished and now I don't even like the colors of the fabric. I'm guessing that one never gets finished.

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    2. I love Quilts! My Mom quilted for many years and I 'started' one but never finished. Just not my thing I guess. Still I love them and appreciate them so much. I would love to go to the Atlanta Quilt Show!

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  2. Hi Jojo, My MIL quilts and I see the time these creations take. Once finished they are works of art. Thanks for sharing your photos from the quilt show.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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    1. Emily, I loved sitting with the quilters today and hearing the enthusiasm they have for this art form. You and you MIL have a gift.

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  3. Quilting is definitely an art! I enjoyed looking at all the quilts you showed in thumbnails in your photo mosaic. The Menopause quilt title made me smile :)

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  4. I love to see quilt exhibits and always imagine that I'd like to learn to do this. I've started more than once, but I think one needs a little more time than I have at the moment! Maybe I'll be one of those retired quilters someday.

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  5. Cheryl, my sister and I went to a quilt show on Friday. Wonderful works of art! It was a small show, but fabulous. I didn't get many photos unfortunately because the lighting and spacing wasn't the best for taking photos. Thanks for sharing these. ~ Sarah

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  6. What gorgeous quilts. I've made a very few, and hope to make more when I'm retired. I just love all the colours your quilts display.

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  7. I read the posts I missed and you had some very interesting ones. I loved the stamp album – what a find. The party at the French Consulate must have been fun – I used to go to these but I missed a couple so they must have crossed out my name. The quilts are so pretty – I went to a couple of quilt shows before and was surprised at how beautiful they were – real works of art.

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  8. Oh My.....where is this....or where was this??....I usually try to get to the big show up at the Cobb Civic Center but missed it this past time....I love quilt shows....How did I miss this one??

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  9. Haha! Great minds think alike-- quilts! This would be fun to see I am sure!

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    1. Can you believe it! It's the family thing!!

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  10. Oh how fun!

    I love quilt shows...even though they make me feel incredibly challenged.

    The top one is my favorite!

    I hope you found some fun stuff for you there!

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