Every two years the York Quilt Guild holds a show that showcases the talents of their members. This was the year for that. Of course Kathy and I took a trip down to see them. It seems that for this show the quilters decided to try techniques that would stretch their skills. Maybe it was a type of quilting they haven’t tried before. Maybe it was using fabrics they didn’t typically use in their quilts. Whatever, the results were quite beautiful. See what you think.
I will say that I was surprised to see a famous person there. Wish I had a chance to talk to him.
It is never surprising that animals make quite a showing at quilt shows.
One quilt even took to the sky.
Another popular theme among the quilters is flowers.
As with many quilt shows there was one featured quilter. The woman featured buys quilt tops no one wants. Maybe the family doesn’t like it. Maybe they don’t know how to finish it. Maybe they can’t clean it. Anyway, this woman buys them, not spending more than $50.00 per top, and she finishes them. Quilts that no one wanted become masterpieces.
Here are a few she finished. I would take any of them.
Quilt guilds like to hold challenges for their members. The York Guild decided that their challenge would be an ugly fabric one. It seems like the members were to take what they considered to be ugly fabric and try to turn it into something beautiful. Honestly, I can see ugliness in any of there examples.
There were other quilts on display, but I think this post has gone on long enough. Maybe I will return to the show next week with the rest of the pictures.