Impressions of a Quilt Show

28 Feb

I went to the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association 30th Annual Quilt Fair last weekend. It was a wonderful break from working on the house — and, well, life. This is a small show — only 7oo+ quilts rather than the thousands that I saw at the big quilt show in October. I didn’t see enough bird quilts to do an entire posting of them this time. Quilts are works of art that can keep you warm or can decorate your walls. I have dabbled in the world of quilting and will return to it someday but I love seeing the quilts at a show.

Sea Siren Sendoff
Sea Siren Sendoff, artist: Rhonda Babu

Sugar Skulls
Sugar Skulls, artist: Alexandra Burg
Close up of skulls

My Friendship Quilt
My Friendship Quilt, artist: Patsy Rice

The Colors of Acadia
The Colors of Acadia, artist: Chris Lewis

Raven's Choice
Raven’s Choice, artist: Laurel Turner
(We’ll ignore the fact that they clearly aren’t ravens! 🙂 )

Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends, artist: Anne Tokarz

Close ups of Feathered Friends:
Feathered Friends, cu2 Feathered Friends, CU

LIsa's Wedding Quilt
Lisa’s Wedding Quilt, artist: Madeline Zaun

Tranquility Bay
Tranquility Bay, artistt: Roz diNatale

My favorite part of the show is the Quilt Auction:

Auctioneers at PVQA Show

I don’t remember the auctioneer’s name but his helper is called “Sleepy.” They are livestock auctioneers and donate their services to the quild each year to do this. The quild raises money for good works through this auction. It’s so much fun. Many people have never been to an auction like this before and have to learn — sometimes the hard way — that waving at a friend in the middle of an auction is akin to bidding on a quilt! I couldn’t stay for the whole thing but I enjoyed what I did see.

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7 Responses to “Impressions of a Quilt Show”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook 28 February, 2008 at 7:24 am #

    Gorgeous!
    Sea Siren Sendoff- unbelievable!
    Sugar Skulls- ….not my thing
    My Friendship Quilt- very cool
    The Colors of Acadia- I WANT IT
    Raven’s Choice- cool, but too bad they’re not ravens
    Feathered Friends- LOVE IT
    Lisa’s Wedding Quilt- makes my eyes wiggle
    Tranquility Bay- I have just the spot to hang it.

  2. jodyss 28 February, 2008 at 9:08 am #

    So bummed I missed it. I hope next year there’s no conflict with Stitches!

  3. Trixie 28 February, 2008 at 10:01 am #

    Those are some incredible works of art. I really love the Tranquility Bay one. Wow! And the whimsy of Feathered Friends is so much fun. Thanks for showing us!

  4. Wende 28 February, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    Quilters and Knitters… they all amaze me. And dancers, too. (Alex Trebeck: Name three things Wende wishes should could do well.)

  5. mary 28 February, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    I’m amazed. The sea life attracts me. It belongs in my “tropical fish” theme bathroom.

  6. Mary 29 February, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    These are beautiful. Trixie said I should take a look. I love eye candy. Thanks for sharing

  7. cathie 4 March, 2008 at 2:30 pm #

    Wonderful pictures. Isn’t it amazing how much talent is out in the world. Come to my blog – I just got back from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Virginia – have a slide show.

    Thanks for sharing!

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