Saturday, October 13, 2012

Boardman Quilt Show

Good day to everybody.  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and loving autumn.  I was delighted to attend the Boardman Quilt Show for the first time.  I do believe this is their eighth show.  They began in a smaller facility and now have it at the River Front Center (or River View?)  It is a beautiful facility overlooking the Columbia River.  I dare say though, if it grows much more they might have to find a larger place yet:)  I wish them everything good.  This quilt above was a smaller quilt.  I thought it was just a hoot.  I think maybe from The Witches of Eastwick.  Wasn't that the name of that movie???  It had Bette Midler.  Anyways, it was just cute.
Looking at it from the quilters view as well as the entertainment view - that is some fun work.  Those leaves are placed on the quilt and the cats skinny little whiskers and tail!  Wow!

This one was a block of the month.  It was interesting in that it incorporated several techniques and was scrappy-ish (my own word:).  It had prairie points, applique, button embellishments, interesting quilting that enhanced the blocks, and it still looks cozy.

This quilt was fabulous.  My picture does not do it justice.  The one of the whole quilt turned out blurry:(  The maker is a machine quilter & uses different quilting designs and densities to create texture and depth to the quilt.  I love it.

 This was a fun quilt.  The quilting was superb.  The woman who quilts this (and did several at this show) is who quilts my moms quilts and does a fantastic job.  Look in the nosegay and the star.  She pays attention to detail and has 'an eye' for the artistic aspect of a piece.
This was a fun show.  And it was refreshing to see a small quilt show that was 'nice.'  It's like when you go to a restaurant and the service is above and beyond.  The ladies at this show were wonderful and kind. 
If you didn't make it this year, you should pencil in on your 2013 calender.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers & Even Stitches

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