I just wanted to share with y'all that this was one very exciting weekend for all of the Family Community Education Club members here in our county. We had our first ever, and hopefully to be the first of many to come, Quilt Shows. I gotta tell ya, I knew when we first started talking about that it would be good, simply because I know the caliber of ladies that are in these clubs. They go all out for something that is worthy of the time and effort. This Quilt Show far exceeded any of our expectations though!!!!!
I had been to a Quilt Show back in April of this year at Paducah, Ky and I must say that their Quilt Show could not hold a candle to ours!!!! Theirs was a juried Quilt Show, meaning that the quilts were being voted on to place in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on..........but there was NOT a quilt there that was any more beautiful than what we had, just for fun and show!!!!
We also had 2 ladies come and present their Trunk Shows for us, ohhhhhh how much fun that was!!!! I had never seen a trunk show before and what it is, it's where the quilt artist brings a trunk load of her quilts and tells the story of how the quilts came to be and how they choose the fabrics to make such beautiful quilts and how they modify on the fly to suit their needs and just any little interesting or fun detail of the quilt. If you have never been to one, I suggest if you ever see where one is gonna be, make plans to attend, you will NOT be disappointed!!!! These 2 ladies was as much an artist as Rembrandt or Monet or any of the masters of the brush. These ladies are masters of the thread arts, and it truly is an art.
Now, there are at least 2 types of quilts. Bearing in mind, this is from my perspective. hahahaha There are utilitarian quilts. Those are the ones that we sleep under in the winter time and we may not be as likely to put those on display, unless you call hanging one out on the clothes line being on display. hahahaha Then there are the quilts that are literally works of ART!!!!! Those are made just to garner the oohhhs and aahhhs of everyone that sees them. At our Quilt Show we seen a whole lot of both!!! And absolutely everything I seen was amazing!!!!
We had 122 items on display!!!!! With over 80 of those being quilts and the rest was table runners, pillows, table toppers, hot pads and all kinds of stuff. We had from baby quilts all the way up to the extra huge king sized quilts and bedspreads. We had old quilts, I mean old quilts to quilts that was 4 months old. It was just a baby in age compared to most of the others, but an heirloom just the same.
We worked on Thursday and Friday putting it all together and I do have to say that it was a great success and it was beautiful and we are looking forward to next year, for sure. Who knows, I may even make a pot holder for it next year! hahahaha I would love to make a full sized quilt, but I really doubt that will happen, but a small quilt may be in the works, who knows.
You know I would not tell you about something without some pics to back up the story, right? Yeah, y'all know me well enough now to know there will be pictures. I just wish I could share ALL 275 of them, but I will share a good sampling of what I got and I do hope that you enjoy them. You know that if you click on a picture, it will enlarge it a whole lot and you can see better, so do that, but make sure to read about the ones that have a story with it. I tried to find out as much info about them as I could to share with the guests as they came through. It made it fun for them and me. I hope you enjoy.
On these tables is some of the smaller quilted items. One is a quilted cake pan sized carrier. It was a really nice cake carrier.
The folded quilt was made out of blocks that were completely finished. Each one was about pot holder sized and then sewn together to make a quilt. The owner could easily add more blocks to make it wider or longer. I wish I had paid more attention to it, but I just remember it was a really neat quilt.
Well, this is just a sampling of the over 275 pics that I took!!!! I really hope and pray that y'all enjoyed seeing these pieces of art. Oh how I wish I had enough room to share every one of them with y'all. I know some of y'all would love it!! But don't ever let anyone tell you that piecing and quilting quilts is not art, because let me tell you, it is ART in is purest form, especially when every stitch is hand stitched!!!! Fabric is just one of the many medias that people choose to work in and it takes a lot of talent and skill put it all together with perfect stitches to make a beautiful quilt.
Well, it's just about bed time for me. But before I go, I have a question for all of us. Where will you spend eternity, if you don't wake up in the morning? If you would say, "I don't know", all I can say is don't go to bed unsettled. Know that you know that you know you will spend eternity in the presence of Jesus Christ our Messiah. How do I do that you may ask? #1. Confess with your mouth that you are a sinner. Tell Yeshua, Jesus Christ that you are a sinner and have made a lot of mistakes. #2. Believe in your heart that Yeshua, Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived His life teaching His disciples to be teachers, died on the Cross by crucifixion, was buried in a borrowed tomb and was resurrected on the 3rd day and walked with His disciples and many others and then ascended into heaven where He sits at His Fathers right hand making intercession on our behalf. These are basic fundamental beliefs that every one who believes in Yeshua, Jesus Christ believes, or you don't believe and thus are not a believer. #3. Then ask Yeshua, Jesus Christ to come into your heart and to be the Lord of your life, directing each step you take, through the direction of the Holy Spirit. I just have to tell you, that if you haven't yet given your life to Christ, it will be the best thing you will ever do for yourself!!!! It's hard to explain it until you've committed your life to Christ, and then you will be wondering why you didn't do it sooner. Anyway, if you have questions, ask me here or seek out a trusted person that you know is a Christian and talk to that trusted person and tell him or her what you want to do or that you want more information. Start reading your bible, if you don't have a bible, get one and start reading John and the the other gospels and move on in to the writings of Paul. Don't worry if you don't understand everything you read, the Holy Spirit will help you understand what you need to understand at the time you are reading. And when you do read, ask for more understanding and ask for more and ask for more and it won't be long till you will be grasping and understanding what you are reading. Just know that you know that you know before you lay your head on your pillow tonight, that if you don't wake up in the morning on planet earth, that you will be in the presence of Yeshua, Jesus Christ.
I hope and pray that y'all have a wonderful, peaceful night of refreshing rest and that tomorrow will be the best day of your life so far!!! Always remember that Yahweh, God loves you more than you can possibly understand. He is the One that gave His Son for us to be in right relationship with Him!!!! That's love!!!! I love y'all too and hope to see you back here real soon!! hugs and love, Patty
(ps: please forgive and overlook any misspelled words, it's late and I want to rest so badly, but I wanted to get this posted too. I will try to correct any that I see tomorrow.)