Last Thursday Kathy and I went to Hershey for Quilt Odyssey. This is an annual event held during the summer months. Kathy likes it because of all of the vendors. She always finds something new, something she must have. This year was no exception.
Although the show opened at 9:00, we didn’t get there until around 10:30. It is only a 45 minute ride so we thought we would let the initial crowd get a head start. That way we wouldn’t have to stand in line waiting to buy tickets.
We always do the merchant mall before we look at the quilts. Here is a sample of the crowd as we entered the room.
After about two hours of looking around and getting just halfway through the vendors, I was hungry. It was time to eat. We went to the Bear’s Den located in the Hershey Lodge. Of course, I couldn’t possible eat in Hershey and not have a chocolate martini.
Yes. that is a Hershey’s kiss on the bottom of the glass. Lunch for me was a pulled pork sandwich while Kathy had a taco salad. The food was delicious.
After lunch it was back to the vendors. After seeing all of the things available and making a few purchases, it was time to go see the quilts. Hope you enjoy the pictures and the commentary.
The first quilt we saw was a Mariner’s Compass. I have always liked this pattern and I love the colors in this quilt.
Sometimes the design just doesn’t fit on the quilt so it extends beyond the border.
I cant imagine cutting and working with pieces this small.
This I just thought was pretty.
Anyone for cake?
Can you imagine using this much thread and doing this many stitches? Here’s the quilt.
I can appreciate the work that went into this quilt, but it is a bit too busy for me.
Again, I just thought these was pretty.
Notice how many baskets were made for this one.
Here it is,
If you like modern looking quilts here is one for you.
Each feather on this one was put on individually.
To end, here are two miniature quilts. The pictures are deceiving. Neither one is bigger than an 11 x 14 picture.
Well, that finishes Hershey for another year. The next big show will be held at Oaks near Philly in September, We will be there.