Sunday, March 23, 2014

Minot Quilt Show 2014

The hotel was ready and we hit the ground running....


Maryann Whitman, Lori Loewen and I were pumped up for the adventure...
 
We searched for Sharon Armstrong's "Rose of Sharon"
as
we saw the beginning of this last year at our retreat....

 
Awesome job, Sharon!!
 
Second Prize!!

 
"Best in Show" was this stunning quilt....
 
SEDONA STAR 
 
-pieced by Kathleen Moorehead Johnson of ND
 

 
This was a BOM in 2012
on
The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims

 
It was a work of art.....


 
BUT....
 
So was this one.....

 
Annnnnd this  one!!!


 
Three different Sedona Stars!!!
 
This is my next MUST HAVE...
 
If anyone out there happens to have Sedona Star pattern and is looking to sell.....
 
I am looking to buy!!
 
I may have to follow Tracey Holzer's footsteps
and
 hunt down one of the owners of these three masterpieces!!
 
 
The fun didn't end there....

 
Inspiration was everywhere....

 
The show's theme was butterflies....
 

 
Spring was in the air
(not outside though!!)

 
The quilting on this Dahlia was so intricate....

 
A Judy Neimeyer.....

 
The booths were stuffed with eye candy....

 
A raggy Cathedral Window...

 
Snow dyed fabric from Colors by Claudia...

 
Walls of Wool at Rae-Bon Quilts....


 
A Wall


 
of
 

 
minis....


 
So adorable...



Loved the Spinning Stars....

 
We reconnected with old(I mean, YOUNG) friends, Betty, Linda and Joanne...
 
Betty's vintage project

Madeline and Bev....Playing in the UFO Room.....


 
Toured NEW friend's rooms....
 
shared show and tell....
 
These girls turned their suite into a Quilter's retreat of their own....

 
We ran into our new friends all over town!!
 
We did not have room in OUR car for a cartful from Joannes!!

 
Hope to run into Julie and the girls in our future adventures!!
 
This booth was one of my favorites....


 
Great colors....


Valdani Thread!!!

 
There were flannels that looked like wool....
 
 
Walls of real wool....

 
 Small works of art...
 
 
Look how tiny this nine patched were!!
 
MAYBE an inch big.....

 
Bear paws.....

 
Sweetwater Quiltshop had the cutest vintage stuff....

 
They made the little stands for their minis...
 

 
Very victorian and vintage...

 
Pretty sweeeeet all right!!!


It was a great time-
 
 visiting, laughing, shopping, show and telling!!
 
Great rules for life.....

 
I really need to work on the 'Clean up' part!!
 
Now to go fondle my new fabric!!
 
Christa
 
 
 
 Ps.Yes...I'll show you finds!!
 


4 comments:

  1. Christa, it was so great to find this on my computer this morning ... coffee and your show-and-tell - fantastic start to my day!

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  2. I am sincerely jealous!! But thanks for all the great pics. We really have to have Kathy come teach us next year. I have her email address if you want to ask her about that quilt pattern of hers. I also have a 6 month subscription to The Quilt Show. Maybe the pattern is on there? Lastly, your favorite booth...where was she from? Maybe another road trip??

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  3. Your post was almost as good as being there - I got to see things and wasn't tempted to buy anything. I can tell I would have liked the Sweetwater Shop. Thanks for the tour.

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  4. You would have enjoyed the show just for the friendship and fun!! It was a great weekend!

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