Friday, March 9, 2012

Dallas Quilt Show

 Today I went with a group of my quilting buddies to the Dallas Quilt show downtown. It was so inspiring! So many beautiful quilts. First off, I have to show you our guild's raffle quilt which won an honorable mention! I had Joellen & Carol pose near it since they were part of the small group that created it. Isn't it gorgeous?
There was such an interesting mix of quilts. I loved this quilt that had a southwestern feel to it. You can't really tell in my picture, but it had tons of sparkly rhinestones on it... so sparkly!

I loved the bright colors in this quilt...

I've been really intrigued by these shadow quilts lately. I think I may have to make one sometime soon! Here are a couple that I saw today...

This one was so awesome! I scanned it with my phone app and it worked! You got a message when you scanned it. I wonder if it will work here from the photo? I will have to give that a try later.

 This quilt had a ton of work in it  & I loved all the color!

And I couldn't believe this one when I saw it. A tetris quilt! I snapped a picture of it with my phone and texted it to hubby right away. I knew it would make him smile! When Leigh Anne was born (almost 22 years ago!) she was such a content baby. I would put her in her baby swing and play tetris for long stretches of time. Hubby used to pick on me for this!

 This quilt was in the junior division... it's a ticker tape quilt! The colors were just so soft & pretty I had to snap a picture.

There were so many more quilts, I could never show you all of them here!

Also, there were awesome vendors. I didn't spend a lot of money, but I did test drive a couple of Janome machines. I also bought an embroidery/quilt pattern that you will see soon as I begin work on it.

It was a great day! I love to go to the quilt show.


Melissa said...

Wow, looks like there were a lot of gorgeous quilts. So glad you enjoyed it!

Maria said...

Love the raffle quilt.Nice to meet your friends Joellen and Carol.
Wow sew many fabulous quilts...
How was the Tetris quilt made?? Looks real.

Sally said...

These are all definitely beautiful quilts!

In Feb., I went to a Chicago Modern Quilt Guild meeting and one of the ladies there was working on a QR code quilt, too. Of course, hers was not in black and white, so she wasn't sure if you would actually be able to scan it with a phone or not.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

A quilt you could SCAN?! How cool is that?!! And a tetris one. Fantastic! Looks like you had a marvelous time and I do like the quilt your guild made. Congrats on the HM. :)

Maria said...

Hi Ellyn,
thanks for visiting me at the block.
Your e-mail still returned. I get yours okay. Funny>>
No the Braid border is not hard just time consuming. You can goole it to get a free pattern.