A Quilt Show–In Person At Last!!!

I’ve thought for years that quilt shows should be held simultaneously with woodworking shows, and many of you know exactly why!

Happily, I found that the Catawba Valley Quilters’ Guild in Hickory, NC, holds their show concurrently with Klingspor’s woodworking show! My husband and I attended this past Friday and were so happy to be able to do so.

Here are just a few of the quilts that were on display.

This beautiful quilt was at the door. It had no label, and the nearby greeter knew only that it was “last year’s first place winner”. I loved it!

Here are pics of a few of the blocks (are they still blocks if they’re round?)

Some of the quilt labels had no information on the design source for the quilts, though I recognized some of the patterns. Where information was given about the design source, I’m listing it.

Made by Ann Becker in a class with Margaret Solomon Gunn

“Escher’s Christmas”, made by Teena McRary, based on designs by M. C. Escher

“Garden Jewels” made by Pat Carson and Pam Bowman. The label indicated the pattern is from the book Kaffe Quilts Again

Connected Places” by Dianne Johnston and Julie Wilson

“Fun With Pinwheels” by Libby Sigmon and Rebecca Mullins

Arizona Friends” by Cindy Konarski. Pattern is “Happy Together” by Sew Kind of Wonderful.

“Happy Trails” by Maryann McCormick and Rebecca Mullins. The smallest squares finish 1/2 inch!

“My Mountains” by Gigi Miller

Of course there were many more beautiful quilts, but this gives you some idea. I hope we can all go back to “in person” quilt shows soon!

17 thoughts on “A Quilt Show–In Person At Last!!!

  1. I’m happy for you to have made it to a quilt show, and that there was an activity for your husband too. Perfect! Looks like you saw a nice show, but I’m very surprised that no information was with the first quilt. Really, that’s almost inexcusable in this era of giving credit where it’s due… and especially being a winner from the previous year, the info would have been available, right? If I was the quilt owner, I’d be upset. Anyway, looks like you saw some good ones. Our local quilt show is at the end of January, and I”ll have three quilts on display there. I’m looking forward to it.

  2. Zippy! Are you thinking of entering for next year’s show? I think you should! It appears this is the perfect place for both you and hubby to enter your pieces each in your respective categories. Plus, it offered up a great range of quilts to view. Only 3 hours from Florence…hmmm might see what other upcoming events Hickory has to offer! Wish I’d known about this one.

  3. I agree that the labels should give information on the design source. The Happy Trails quilt, for example, used the Trail Mix pattern by Mabeth Oxenreider, published in American Patchwork and Quilting around 2016.

    I liked Connected Places, with its interesting set.

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  5. Loved the vicarious show experience! And love the Escher Christmas, though the others were appealing too. My guild plans its in person show this spring. Fingers crossed. Guess I have some quilting to do.

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