Back on Wednesday when Kathy and I went down for the opening of the quilt show I was hoping that it would give me some inspiration for several posts since i was running out of ideas. It has and I am grateful for that. I thought I would share my thoughts and feelings on what we saw.
Most of the quilts were magnificent. I know how much time and effort Kathy puts into her quilts, but I can’t imagine how much time is spent on these. For many of these quilters, quilting is not just a hobby but a full time job. If you saw any of the pictures I posted you were able to see that most of the quilts are works of art not to be used on the bed.
Here is where my personal preference comes into play. Although these quilts are beautiful and stunning to look at, I want a quilt that will keep me warm on a cold night. I admit that I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to quilts. I happen to like the standard tried and true patterns. Don’t get me wrong, if someone offered me one of the quilts we saw for free I would not turn it down.
I remembered something I had written a few years ago and thought I would dig it out and share it here. Here is my tribute to traditional quilt patterns.
Seven Sisters spinning on a white sandy beach. Each one dressed in green. Seven different shades, seven different prints. Each sister a shinning star.
Flying geese begin their journey. Small triangles in the distance. Getting larger as they approach. Will they ever land?
Red Goose Tracks lead to A Hole n the Barn Door. Will this nomad ever settle down Or is his Wandering Foot Destined to roam forever?
Propped against the wall is Jacob’s Ladder, Bright fluorescent rungs lead up and up. What is at the top? Who will climb it and see? Maybe no one.
Grandmother’s Flower Garden stretches serenely ahead. A cobblestone path meandering through Dark green leaves surrounding Violets of every color imaginable.
Off to one side blooms a dahlia, A Giant Dahlia with Dark blue petals framing a Golden yellow center. Commanding the eye of every beholder.
Sue, wearing her Sunbonnet Takes all of this in. Her crisp white apron protects Her pink calico dress. A large bonnet hiding her face from view.
Quilts, as colorful as their names.
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