Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sisters OR Outdoor Quilt Show

This was wonderful!  Not only did I get to enjoy one of the best shows in the country, I had my friend Paulette at my side for it all.  It was a great day!

Just some of my favorites...there were SO many more!

Paulette getting a photo at a darling little park area...

Here we are about to go back to the car.  As you can see, I borrowed Russell's mobility scooter and we carried a folding chair for Paulette, but never needed it as there were plenty of places to take a break in the shade.  It was wonderful getting to enjoy this with my special, dear friend!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Goldie Richmond Exhibit

While we were visiting in Tucson recently we went to the Arizona History Museum with our friend Paulette.  I was happy to share the Goldie Richmond Quilt exhibit with her!  Goldie was the owner of a Trading Post in Sells, AZ near the Tohono O'Odham Reservation back in the 20s to 40s.  She hand-appliqued and quilted quilts while she waited for customers.  Most of her work represents life on the Reservation at that time, and are wonderful charming works.  She also appliqued floral designs.  Only about ten of her quilts have survived.

I love how she used fabric with pottery on it for the stripping!

One of my favorites...the rider being bucked off his horse!

Goldie was six feet tall and quite a fascinating person...she had to save her husband from a bobcat once and killed the very large bobcat with her bare hands!

I would love to make a Goldie Richmond homage quilt at some time...with my own scenes inspired by hers, of Indian life.  There are actually patterns of homage quilts for sale at Cactus Quilt Shop in Tucson, HERE, but I would like to do my own thing.  I have no idea WHEN I will get this one made, though!  So many quilts, so little time!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Another Quilt Show

Took a break from packing to spend a morning with a dear friend at a quilt show.  We had a lovely time, then ate at Applebees after!

This gorgeous wall hanging wasn't displayed in the best way, just draped over the partition, but I absolutely loved it.  There were shiny quilting threads in places.

Here is a closeup, showing the gorgeous quilting!

I love chickens so this one was one of my favorites!

Paulette examining a beautiful little girl's quilt.
This kit was sold out...I can see why!  beautiful!

We loved this sweet "garden" quilt, which was appliques, embroidered and colored (perhaps with pencils or crayons).  Amid the garden plants were Bible verses.  It was just charming!

A closeup showing one of the Bible verses.

We were blown away by this one, also a kit.  Just gorgeous!

The same company made this kit as well.  Just stunning!

Loved this!  So festive for Autumn and Thanksgiving!

This is a stunning raffle quilt!  Going to be given away at the Sierra Vista show in March.  I had to buy six tickets for $5.  Would LOVE to win it!

Paulette and I stand in front of a quilt and have someone take our picture.  Going to miss my good buddy! :-(