Monday, April 13, 2015

Franklin Co. quilt show

Pauline met me in front of the City Hall in St. Albans yesterday, and we spent a nice hour or so looking at all the quilts.  This was my absolute favorite.

Guess I am just drawn to center medallion quilts with many borders.  The colors in this quilt were great, and really popped on the nearly gray/black lines on white background.  It was termed a "lap quilt," and I found their categories interesting - bed, lap, crib, wallhanging, mini.  There was a red and white challenge that was quite nice, too.  There were only a few hand-quilted quilts, and my favorite of these was a map of Boston.  The red quilting represented the streets, and some landmarks, notably Fenway Park, were drawn on with Pigma pen.  There was a lovely bed-sized quilt with applique and hand quilting, but the maker didn't erase the blue quilting lines.  I wonder if she was afraid to, due to the possibility of colors running?

After the show, we walked down the street to a restaurant, passing a number of store windows with quilts in them.  Very cute!  After lunch (Caesar salads), she went to a birthday party, and I headed home with a slight detour at Kohl's.  The weather has been beautifully warm the last few days, and the snow if melting rapidly.  Spring seems finally here!

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a beautiful colorful quilt that is -