Friday, July 4, 2008

2 Down....and Show Pics

Good Morning,

Since my last posting, I was able to complete the binding on BOTH quilts you saw!! Yay!! So now I have 2 down in both Eileen's and Peg's Challenges. Here are pictures of both completed projects.


We also managed to take a long weekend and do our yearly trek to Hershey Park...mmmmmm chocolate and to the Kutztown Folk Festival. This one is special because my husband grew up right next door to the fairgrounds and his mom still lives there. So he has been there every year of his life and we all get to see his mom.


For me there is an extra added bonus...The Quilt Barn!! They actually have a quilt show and auction every year. I have entered quilts in the past and have won 2 ribbons there. Here you will find very few machine quilted quilts, mostly hand quilted. A lot are made by the Amish or Mennonite women. Wonderful workmanship. All the pictures of the following quilts ARE the ribbon winners! So sit back and enjoy the pictures.


Also, throughout the 9 days of the festival, in the Quilt Barn, women take turns at the old fashioned quilting bee. Here are a few pictures from the bee.

On a side note, my dear friend Deb has closed here brick and mortar quilt shop. This is the local shop that I worked at and taught classes. But on a great note for all you quilter's she is selling the remaining fabric from her store online at here Gone Quilting site. Everything is 35% OFF so hurry on over and check out the deals!! Tell her that I sent you.

I have also been busy with customer quilts. You check check out the newest additions of beautiful customer quilts here. I have also been working on my mystery by mail 1st clue! Updates to follow.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!
Jackie

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22 comments:

Tara said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing all those pictures! The quilts are beautiful! I wish I could have made it to this festival! The quilting bee looks like it was fun - I can say I would for sure have parked myself right in a chair and enjoyed the company!

Jacquie said...

Congrats on the finishes...love that Mambo quilt even more if that's possible. Thanks for the peek at the quilt show!

Catherine said...

Those pictures are fabulous -- thank you so much for sharing them.
Your two finishes look fabulous!

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Congrats with your finish.Whow many to go? And what a lot of great photos

Tine said...

Your quilts look amazing. I especially like the binding you chose for the mambo quilt!
The ribbon winners from the show are stunning....such a lot of work must have gone into those :-)

eileen said...

First off.. I want to say that I am in love with that quilting pattern on your Mambo Quilt. That would be so cute and easy to do on a hand-quilted one. I might steal that!

And THANKS for the link to your friend's store.. I'm going to go check it out. After I go back and look long at each and every picture you posted from the Quilt Barn. :-D WONNDERFUL!

MouseChirpy said...

Your Mambo quilt is just gorgeous. I love the Autumn colors. All of the quilts that you posted are truly spectacular. One of these days I need to get my butt on over to a quilt show and feast in all of the eye candy.
The pics of the women at the quilt bee warmed my heart. Sometimes I wish that I lived in a rural area of the country that is deeply rooted in the art of quilting. Somehow I think I'm missing something in life. Take care. Hope you had a fantastic 4th of July.
Aloha!

Helen said...

Love the quilts but the roller coasters at Hersheypark are definitely not my cup of tea (lol). I would rather go to the quilting bee. It looks like you all had fun and accomplished a lot. Your orange/yellow coloured quilt that you finished is a beauty! Take care, Helen

Vickie E said...

Looks like your quilt show was a step up from the one I attended! ALL those quilts are gorgeous.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Jackie I'm so jealous! First of all I remember we talked before about me growing up in Reading. I MISS IT!! Many of the quilts in that show were influenced by PA Dutch art. I loved them. I am super jealous of you going to the Folk Festival. I have such tender memories of that. Our church used to have a stand every year and I would work in it as a teenager. And Hershey Park!! Did you go on the tram ride around town and hear about Milton Hershey? He's such an example of someone that never gave up and did so much for that community and for so many children. His legacy lives on and Hershey still supports those charities.

Now your 2 quilts are DARLING. I'm super impressed. Good for you. I loved them. I'll be back to take more looks at those quilt winners. Thank you for posting them. But you made me sooo homesick!

boutcrazy said...

Just what I needed to be inspired to work on my quilt today.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What beautiful pictures. I love to see a good quilt show -- especially since we can't seem to get a good one around here LOL! And look at that whole-cloth quilt -- I'd love to attempt on of those someday!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Hooray for your ultra cool and finished quilts! FUN

Annemariesquilt said...

Jiii, I have a lot to learn when it comes to quilting. These where great quilts and a lot of work handquilting them. You have done some great finishes yourself, congratulation..

MouseChirpy said...

Truly gorgeous quilts, Jackie. Thank you for sharing them with us. Please visit my blog when you have the time. You have been given an award.
Aloha!

MouseChirpy said...

Jackie, just wanted to wish you a wonderful vacation in Alaska. What a pretty and interesting place to visit. Take care.
Aloha!

julieQ said...

Thank you for the wonderful quilt show!! Have a wonderful time...

Dawn said...

The quilts from the quilt show were breath-taking.

But, you, Jackie are amazing with your quilts!---did I just open the cover to a quilt magazine???!! Your quilts are so worthy of blue ribbons and cover shots on AP&Q.

AJ said...

Your quilts are wonderful, and thanks for sharing all the pictures from the festival.

Happy Zombie said...

I'm oohing and aahing over all the photos! Thank you for bringing the show into our homes, Jackie!

Annemariesquilt said...

Hello Jackie.
I have given you 2 awards on my blogg. It is always very nice to visit you and to receive comments from you. Take care!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my such great quilts! Many of them so complicated. Impressive

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