Sunday, April 28, 2013

Makoshika Quilt Show in Glendive, Montana... Part I

The weather was incredible...
 
 
Yup...that says 70 degrees at 6pm yesterday!!!
 
The friendship was amazing.....
 
Tracey,Theresa,Chris,Colleen,Terry, Lori,and Christa

Each of us could be found sitting outside as much as possible over the two days...
 


 
There was even talk of planting flowers....
 
These two agreed!!

 
We stopped at Quilts and More in Sidney,MT
 
and
 
The Enchanted Room in Glendive,MT


 
There was inspiration everywhere I looked....



 
There were some new and interesting vendors at the quilt show this year.
 
 
This was 'Feathers and Cranks'.....



 
I was very intrigued with this self powered, well designed little machines...

 
The cases were gorgeous and a work of art in themselves!!

 
Colleen gave them a try and was quite impressed.
 
Eight layers of fabric and it purred through with ease.
 
A possible contender to collect some day!!
 
 
 
The Featherweights were equally impressive and interesting!
 
Singer only made this color for one year!!
 
 
There was the '183 Button Co.' from Minot, ND....
 
The Home of Well-loved Buttons....
 
 
Can you believe she was an IRS worker and retired to sell buttons?

 
Buttons from the Czech Republic....

 
French Buttons......

 
Buttons from Europe......

 
Even Asian Buttons!!!
 
I loved these patterns....
 
One was a painter and the other a quilter.
 
 
The painting is turned into a quilt pattern and offers a series of season wallhangings.

 
Their workmanship was stunning...
 

 
This poppy pattern was made into a large bed quilt.

 
These acorns were so cute!!
 

 
Some puppy inspiration.....

 
 
 This kaleidoscope was so colorful
 

 
I definitely want to try some of these blocks one day.
 
You would swear it was a one piece medallion
 but
 it is actually 10 pieces of the same repeat sewn together.


 
I loved this quilt but it was hard to get a good picture as it was behind a pole.
 
Maple leaves in the USA!

 
This vintage quilt was so simple and yet so beautiful.
 
 
When it was time to pack and head home,
 
we were told that we had won some Viewer's choice ribbons in the medium quilt category.
 
 

Terry, Christa, and Pat Jones
 
Terry's Forgotten Barn won 1st place...
 


 
Pat Jones had 2nd with her change up on the Cattails, making them into irises!!

 
and I got 3rd with my Cattails
 
 
That was a really nice way to end the day!!
 
I will share the finds on my next post...
 
It's off to Minot,ND today!!
 
Christa
 
 

 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations Terry and Christa!

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  2. Congratulations, Christa. You are one amazing lady - and quilter. Looks like fun was had by all.

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  3. Congratulation on the wins! Looks like a super show and an amazing time. Hope those Weyburn ladies brought back treasures!

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