Friday, July 23, 2010

Quilt Festival in Long Beach

My sister Debbie and I went down to Long Beach for the preview night at the Quilt Show. This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen, and boy were there lots of them to chose from. It looks like it was painted, not stitched. Amazing!!
This is the Primitive Gatherings Booth. We got this incredible book there, which I will show on my next post. and this wool piece is in it. It's one thing I have to make...and soon!

This is a shot of a booth with some of the cutest packaged kits and darling patterns. My pictures aren't very good I'm afraid. I was too busy being in awe of everything! Anyway, these gals design patterns and they are wonderful...of course I picked up a couple kits there too! Their name is Puddingstone Road. They design in Temecula and said you could get patterns at the local shops there.



This is the Bonnie Blue Quilts booth. They were such nice ladies and while we were there taking a couple of pictures, we ran into the ladies from Fat Quarters. They actually said that they had visited our blogs! Imagine that! I just love their store too!



Here's another shot of Bonnie Blue. It was so darling...my photos just don't do justice.




Look at all this scrumptious wool!! There was also a big $1 barrel where we found some great big pieces! Yippee...now that the way to shop...I love a bargain!






This is Heart to Hand...it's another wool designer and you can bet we broke the bank there! I got some great finds I think and had a wonderful time. Thanks Debbie for going with me!
Below are just some of the quilts that caught my eye...






This one was made circa 1840's by an unknown quilter. I love the colors.






This is another unknown quilter form some time in the early 1840's. The colors are still so bright.








This was so cute I thought. She is having such a great time sewing away...









This one was actually found just pieced together but never quilted and they actually had it machine quilted in 2002, but the piecing was thought to have been done in the 1860's.










And this beauty is all hand painted fabric that was ripped and then sewn together and quilted. I just love the abstract look of it. Again, this one looks like a beautiful painting. I just loved it! I think it would look great hung above my sofa in the living room!!
I will show all my great finds on another post and more of the beautiful quilts that were on display...enjoy the day!!











11 comments:

LV said...

How I would have loved to have gone with you to this quilt show. Quilts area a big thing for me. I have more than I could ever use. I have old and new ones. I use most of them as spreads. A few I sleep under, but not many.

Cyndi said...

Wow oh wow, Linda! What gorgeous quilts. And people are so creative with their booths...also looks like you got some great finds! Glad you and Debbie had a fantastic day. Don't you just love going to quilt shows? :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed looking at all these beautiful quilts, linda!

deb said...

I had a great time and we got some fun stuff, now we need a date to make those wool kits!!!!!!!

hip-chick said...

oh my goodness I cannot believer that first quilt. I thought it was a photograph. Imagine the work and talent!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful! They are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing your neat pictures for all your blogger friend to see. Carolyn

Kris said...

Really beautiful quilts!!!! I didn't even know anything about this show.

Judy S. said...

It must have been fun seeing all these pretty quilts up close. Did you figure out how the first one was done? It must be fun to have your sister close enough to you to do things together; mine lives halfway across the US from here. :(

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the antique quilts they have a great look to them and the one with the American eagle is my favorite. Have a good Saturday....Julian

Eden said...

Wow, those are so beautiful quilts. I have never been to a quilt show and love to visit one day.And my favourite is the first one. Thank you for sharing.

S. W said...

That first quilt blows my mind! How did the person even make that? Incredible