My quilt guild WITLWYCK QUILTERS hosts a biennial quilt show. those who enter may choose to have their quilts judged by an AQS certified judge or for display only. We usually have the show on Columbus Day weekend when the leaves are turning in our beautiful Hudson Valley.
This year we had nearly 200 entries, beautiful weather and lots of vendors.
|Just a few of our hard working volunteers breathe a sigh of relief at the close of the show|
|Here it is. Sorry.. the color is a little washed out in this photo.|
|River Rhapsody original|
|quilting detail (done on my mid arm)|
I haven't uploaded most of the show pictures yet. I will post more about the show and add more pictures when I do. I do want to add my other prize winner though (pics for the registration are already on my computer)
This one is hand appliqued. I got the pattern and fabrics on a trip to Kauai, HI. I had a difficult time trying to do the echo style quilting on my mid arm and ended up "reverse stitching" a lot of it and finally using my Viking SE to finish it. Proud to say this one also won a 3rd place ribbon.
As you can see I am a fan of the kind of "vintage" look. I always wash the fabric first and use unwashed cotton batting, then finish the quilt with a trip in washing machine and dryer. I know some prefer not to have the "squishy" look especially in quilts that will be presented for judging Oh well
I usually don't make my quilts with showing them in mind.
I'm off to quilt
Sew On and
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