Monday, May 20, 2013

Blue Monday - Quilt Show

Hello! It's Blue Monday! For complete instructions, just click here.

I'm sharing some pictures taken from a quilt show. Although I don't quilt, I can still admire the beauty of the quilts.

See what other Blue participants have to share by clicking on their photos. Make someone's day when you wish them a Happy Blue Monday!

While in Gainesville for our grandson's graduation, we happened upon the Tree City Quilters Guild 2013 Quilt Show. This was special because it was their 20th anniversary! The show was held at the motel where we stayed. Look at the cute faux store they had as part of their display.

These ladies set up a quilting spot in the motel's lobby, and they actually quilted while chatting with passersby. Note the rocking chair and the delightful old Singer Sewing Machine. (I learned to sew on a treadle just like this one.)
There's Blue in the quilt hanging in the background.

This lovely Blue and white quilt was raffled off for $1.00 per ticket.

Quilts were on display throughout the lobby. Here's a Blue beauty hanging from the second floor of the lobby.

And another quilt trimmed in Blue.

In a separate room, many quilts were on display after judging.

This quilt won two Blue ribbons.

The sign reads:

"Celestial Dream
This was my first applique project. I was a new quilter and new to applique as well. I first saw this quilt pattern made by Grace North at the Tree City's first quilt show, and I fell in love with it! The pattern is by Susan Powell. What I started in the 1990's, I finished recently, after many of life's ups and downs."

What a happy side trip this turned out to be!

Happy Blue Monday!


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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

One of my grandmothers was a quilter, but she never used such dazzling blues!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally! A sweet post! I so love the talented quilting folks! What a neat show you were blessed to check out! I am happy I stopped by tonight. Have a beautiful week! Blessings, Anne

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful quilts - it's quite an art form! Happy Blue Monday, Sally... and thanks for being a gracious hostess each week :)
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Unknown said...

i love quilts--my grandmother made some quilts when i was a kid. they're a labor of love. the award-winning quilt is spectacular--love the design!

Blue Monday

xinex said...

I love quilts and those are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for hosting, Sally...Christine

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, We both shared quilts for our posts today. I never get tired of looking at the beautiful quilts talented women make (sometimes men). What a thrill to see them where you stayed for your grandson's graduation.

I have to go to the town gardens today to weed and plant flowers. It is hard work but worth the effort.

Have a wonderful Blue Monday.
Love, Jeanne

Fashion Momma said...

Lovely quilts! Happy Blue Monday Sally.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Pretty Quilts, Sally!

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Lina Gustina said...

I admire those quilts. They are really treasure!

Hazel said...

What beautiful quilt! I can look at it for a long time.

ehms said...

lovely quilts....hi! i just joined today. glad i discovered this blog. happy blue monday! :-)

Unknown said...

Quilts are always interesting, because to me they speak of the past. The one with the sunflower is my favorite:)

Botanic Bleu said...

My grandmother, mother, and mother-in-law all made quilts....but none of my generation in the family quilts.

Thank you for hosting. Happy Blue Monday


Marice said...

those are beautiful! happy Monday Sally!

My name is Riet said...

Hi Sally. Such beautiful quilts you show us. I love them all. So you quilt too. I am one myself. I just opened a new craft blog because I have so much in the house that nobody ever sees. If you want to look, here is the link
It will still have to grow a bit to my liking but it is still very new.
Happy blue Monday

SarahBeth said...

Such beautiful quilts! I always enjoy the quilt display at our State Fair -- such talent all in one room!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What a great idea! Magnificent quilts and great shots ~ All that creativity in one place. Enjoy.

Thanks for hosting ^_^

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

I really admire the patience and craftsmanship of the quilters!
Thanks for hosting, Sally!

photodoug said...

Sally, prefer traditional quilts but Celestial Dream is splendid.

LadyD Piano said...

LOVE quilts and I am a quilter. Can you imagine the perseverance to complete the Celestial Dream and it being her first applique project... Wow, impressive! Thanks, Sally!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am a quilt junky, Sally! Love these.

I had wanted to participate in Blue Monday, but something came up. The workmen aren't here today, but a blogging friend wants to meet up in St. Augustine (where I don't have internet) so I'm hurrying down there.

We have a big mess here, but hopefully it will be better soon. Trying to stay positive.



LV said...

The quilt shows are one of my favorite places to go. I love all quilts, vintage or new. I have too many, but still want more.I had to stop buying, just enjoy looking.

Gerald (SK14) said...

so many delightful blues

Anonymous said...

I've only been to one quilt show, but loved it. They are so gorgeous in real life.

Sarah said...

What a treat! Those blue and white quilts are making my heart sing. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous quilts and for hosting each week. ~ Sarah

GranthamLynn said...

Oh beautiful quilts and you found some Blue! I would love to see more! Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week.

Leovi said...

Very nice pictures, beautiful quilt with rich colors of the sun! regards

Barbara F. said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! Love all those quilts you shared. Happy to join you this week. xo

RobinfromCA said...

I love quilts! I can't believe that last one was by a new quilter - what an accomplishment!
I fixed the Blue Monday link on my post.
Have a lovely day,

Karen said...

What a lovely array of quilts! I have just started quilting, and I don't think I'll ever get to this level!

Daniela Augustka said...

Chcela som sa prvý raz pridať k výmene fotografií na tému Modrý pondelok, ale bohužiaľ, nepodarilo sa mi to.

I wanted to first one add exchanged photographs on Blue Monday, but unfortunately, I could not do it.

joyh82 said...

I love quilts. My favorite is the second blue one but they are all pretty. Have a great week and Happy Monday :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Sally! Oh, I love all these pretty quilts. My mother used to quilt and would love to have seen these. Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful blues! Love quilts!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a nice story behind the two blue ribbon winner's quilt! It really is beautiful. I worked on a very large embroidered sampler right after I had my first daughter up until after I had my second. It has so much sentimental value to me.

When we looked for a 2nd home, I told my husband I wanted something big and roomy for family and friends to visit. He told me I wouldn't like cleaning it and I guess he hit the nail on the head! Actually it's just the spring cleaning and it's a must to keep the clutter down.

Have a wonderful week, Sally!


Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally *hugs*
It was so nice to see you...and then I remembered TODAY is Blue Monday so I just joined in...a bit late.

Your post is amazing. I absolutely love those quilts. There was sooo much blue. I cannot even imagine that winning quilt was that lady's first applique. She went all out with it. It definitely deserved to win. I hope she has continued with many more quilts.

Hope all is well with you. It is a beautiful spring day here, finally. I think I'm off for a walk.


Thank you lovely lady for hosting again this great Blue party! The quilts are all fav is the second one. Have a sweet week.

Dinah said...

Wow, I would love to learn how to quilt. I cant even stitch a straight line though :(

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Sally,

Am back coz I have problem linking. I can't find the link to your party. Not keen with Mister Linky.

Is possible to you to link my blog?
I followed the rule for Blue MOnday.

TY for your assistance.
/CC girl

Unknown said...

I so admire the talent of a quilter.

Nippon said...

What a Fantastic Post!! Love your work.