Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday - On the Road, Again!!

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  This week, I'm here to share my Leap Day excursion.  At oh-dark-thirty on Saturday morning, forty-three members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild boarded a bus bound for Hampton, Virginia.  We were headed to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

Here's what we saw...

Some Nimble Thimbles bee mates accompanied me on the journey:

The photo above shows a few of us just inside the doors...

... And...

We were in for a treat, as there were a whole lot of amazing quilts!  The following were part of several special exhibits and challenges:

You may notice varying degrees of success, as I attempted to take a photo of the description cards for each quilt:

Booth backdrops:

Product demonstrations:

After lunch at the Quilter's Buffet, several members of NT Nights were well fed and ready to head back into the fray:

But first...

I need to get a photo of the QOV booth for my friend Alycia:

Another special exhibit:

And some quilts from the Tidewater Quilters' Guild:

Then, a couple of quilts from the main show caught my eye, but I want to apologize to the makers, as the name cards didn't come out as clear as I thought the would:

A couple from another special exhibit:

Shopping eventually took center stage for a while:

Then, my eye was pulled from one exhibit or vendor booth to another, as I wandered the aisles and, again, the name cards were not as clear as I had hoped they would be.  Mea culpa...

Detail shots of an incredible art quilt that I had previously seen online or in a magazine...

Too bad I forgot to get a full shot of this quilt when I was standing alone in front of it!  It is SEW incredible:

The best I was able to do through the gathered crowd:

Lots of gorgeous quilts drew my attention...

Spectacular hand dyes:

This one came home with me:

In another booth, I purchased the pattern for this darling quilt:

Next, it was back to random quilts...

This shot is for Deborah, who recently finished a similar quilt:

Another mix of interesting quilts:

I was surprised to see that Ann Harwell had ventured back to earth with her quilts, as I recall visiting her studio during the making of her Nebula series:

Another surprise appeared, as I walked the central display space.  A quilt so unlike much of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry's earlier bright and colorful work:

Her trademark "flow-y" work was revealed in the quilting:

This piece was a collaboration with her husband, Ron Gentry, whose time-lapse photography features prominently on the quilt:

Tri-Angle Twist (local challenge?) quilts:

A couple of random quilts that I found interesting:

An eye-catching booth quilt:

More quilts from local artists:

I thought you might like to see this pen holder.  It's a remarkable twist on the fabric "rope" bowl:

Welcome to the one that got away.  It's a great book, but I decided that I would save that purchase for next time:

Bundled up and ready to exit the bus, 43 exhausted quilter file off:

One SMALL clear bag of fabric was the extent of my shopping:

I hope you enjoyed a view of the show through my (cell phone) camera lens.  BEFORE the phone threatened to die.  :o((

Until next time...
Explore QUILTS!!!


  1. What a wonderful day and some beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for taking us along and not making me get up so early :) I'm also very impressed with your purchasing restraint. ~Jeanne

  2. Thank you! That was just what I needed tonight. A fun quilt show. What a variety of quilts there were. I think I need to find a quilt show to go to sometime soon.

  3. Thank you for sharing some truly SPECTACULAR quilts! So much inspiring eye candy!! However, I admit that my favorite photo is the very first one because it looks like you are wearing an elaborate headdress xD

  4. Thank you SEW much for all these wonderful photos. My head is spinning with inspiration and delight. I can only imagine how you ladies must have felt at the end of the day. Spectacular quilts! What a show! Great parade of pictures. Thank you. ;^)

  5. Wow, amazing quilts!! Thank you so much for sharing all of them with us and I love that you got the info on most of the quilts! I love to see what is behind the creation of quilts!

  6. Wow, that was an amazing show! Thanks for sharing all the pics.

  7. Wow! Wonderful Wednesday indeed!


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