Saturday, April 25, 2009

Quilt Show on the Central Coast

Here in San Luis Obispo, the five local guilds come together every 2 years for a combined guild quilt show. It is called Seven Sisters Quilt Show after the small local mountain range. Putting their efforts together brings a larger number of good vendors and makes for an awesome show of quilts. This weekends' show was the second and is as delightful and inspiring, if not more, than the first. I took a friend who has not made quilts before with me today and had a great time.
I'm showing pictures of a few quilts...not even half decent photography and unfortunately, no names... but just some quilts I liked. This first quilt was hung high from the ceiling but you could still get the vibrant effect from the Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

This one I liked for the colorful machine quilting..which of course I couldn't seem to capture. But the piecing was interesting as well.

This was pieced by a mom just starting to quilt and then sent to her daughter who did an awesome job quilting it on her longarm with colorful thread and artistic representation of the flowers.
The next 2, I liked partly just for the use of plaid..a the barns and in the bottom right flower in the 2nd quilt.
This last one I liked for the creative blocks within the houses and for the Amish buggy in the left hand corner.
Lots of quilters having alot of fun with fabric...and making for a unifying and inspirational day.
I was excited when my friend bought her first little kit to make a snowman wallhanging...a new quilter born today :-)
Tomorrow...a word about the fun things I bought!


  1. Thanks for sharing your quilt show with us. With 5 guilds participating I can just imagine how many quilts must have been in the show.

  2. Thanks for sharing your quilt show experience with us. I can just imagine how many other beautiful quilts were there.

  3. I think it is great the guilds can come together and put on a show like that! We do a show every two years and I think it would really help if we could find another guild to share the workload!

  4. I have had to work this weekend so I missed the show... thank you for sharing it with all of us! Quilts are beautiful, looking forward to seeing all your purchases! Lucky you!! Elaine in SLO, Ca

  5. I cant believe I missed it this year :( I was making breakfast and tending to guests? Bummer. Thanks for the pictures!
    So happy to meet you today! Small world eh? Lets get together soon:)


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