Monday, March 23, 2015

Minot Quilt Festival

It was a great weekend with friends at the Minot Quilt Show!

The trunk show speaker was Heidi Pridemore of Whimsical Workshop

Heidi walked us through her job as a pattern designer for many of the fabric companies

She was very interesting as she went through her hits (and misses) in her world of creativity 
Many of the free patterns offered by Robert Kaufman, Andover, Micheal Miller,ect
are created by her team at Whimsical Workshop

Her signature quilts are fun characters like these fish and animals..

And has some fabric lines with these fish now.....

The show was a nice mix of vendors....

Something for everyone....

My friend and long armer, Terry Whitman entered and won a blue ribbon for her Alaskan quilt

There were lots of inspiration....loved this one block wonder...

And minis....

I am always drawn to these detailed little quilts...

Such intricate work in small packages....

Sharon Armstrong entered her Bargello...quilted by Terry....

Cute little bags...

Quite the thread work on this tree....

I have always loved the Mexican Star...

Double Check Mark Bargello

A wave of geese...

I can pick our a Judy Neimeyer a mile away!!!

I am always a sucker for any thing blue....

183 Vintage Button Company had an open house on Saturday.
They are not open to the public...more of an internet shop.
These two IRS agents decided to start a button company after acquiring over a million buttons
they purchased from Canada.
These buttons orginated in Toronto and was an incredible sight to take in.

They told Terry and I that we were one of the first people to scour through these drawers in years.

They were so knowledgeable on the history of these little treasures.

I will definitely be looking through my buttons with a whole new eye!!

I was drawn to the metal buttons....

And the glass ones...

I was so impressed with the process of making glass buttons.

Gave me a new appreciation of this art

Maybe in my next life I'll take up this hobby but I don't have time in this one!!

183 Vintage Buttons will be in Glendive,MT
April 25th for the Makoshika Quilt Show.
We had such a good time chatting with quilters from all over.
We even brainstormed with the executive of the Minot Quilters
a possible mini convention of an international scale
North Dakota and Saskatchewan quilt groups.
I think that could be a really fun event...
Going to have to do some research!!!
But for now...
I need to get organized for our own Gathering of The Guilds on March 28,2015
More to come this week!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! The quilts are wonderful but the button part is even more fascinating. See you on the weekend.


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