Oaks, part 1

Fall begins on Thursday. That means leaves begin to change color. Time changes. For us, Fall means quilt shows. The first major show was held last week. Of course, we drove to Oaks to see it.

Although it was a nice show I admit it was a bit disappointing. I guess it is a sign of the times. Most of what was on display were wall hangings and miniatures. Not as many full size bed quilts as there were in the past. Most were modern as opposed to traditional, my favorites.

However, that didn’t stop me from taking pictures to share with you so here they are. I thought I would break them down to quilt patterns and animal quilts. This week I will share the animal quilts and net week the others.

To start the show let’s begin with some whimsical cats. They look like they are having a good time

From all of these stripes, two zebras emerge.

This cat quilt I thought was interesting because…

if you look closely at the fabric making up the cat’s face you see that it is cat fabric. Neat!

This colorful trio caught my eye.

I thought the bat looking at its reflection was a novel idea.

By now it is no surprise that I am a fan of cats whether big or small.

How can you not love this face?

This guy would make a colorful addition to anyone’s garden.

If I saw a bee this size I would run for cover.

Finally, this guy is just watching the world go by.

In closing, I just want to say that something was brought back that I missed last year – the lunch buffet. It was an Italian buffet this year consisting of salad, stuffed shells, Italian meatballs, garlic bread, assorted desserts (I went for the cheesecake). It was delicious.

Next week some non-animal quilts.

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  1. I skipped a quilt show last week as I decided I had too much sewing to do. I’m behind my own schedule on Christmas gifts and even with two retreats coming up, I’m still behind.
    Focused on the future. Love that the buffet was back. Food and quilts – so important to pair both!

  2. The quilts are beautiful. The talent and the patience of the quilters. Thank you for sharing.

  3. WriterTammy

    I love fall! So happy it is almost here. Beautiful work!

  4. The craftsmanship of the quilts you’ve shared is amazing! Fall brings around so many fun traditions!

  5. Although these modern quilts display extreme skill and artistry, I’m with you in preferring traditional styles.

  6. Trish

    I’m always ready to appreciate the artistry of quilters (love the bat and its water-twin, gotta say), but my mouth watered at the description of the Italian cuisine. My husband and I have been known to say, when friends suggest Italian food here on the Oregon Coast, let’s not (seafood, on the other hand?!). There is nothing like the Italian that we experienced when living in the Northeast.

  7. Sara

    Love the cat head quilt!

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