Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quilts...celebrating color and fabric...

Please click on all photos to see the stitching detail.

What do two bloggers that normally play with wooden spoons do on cloudy September day? Celebrate color by attending the Cobb County quilt fair in Marietta, Georgia. Now I really can't speak for Sue of rue-mouffetard but I am so totally allergic to needles and thread.

As we entered the civic center I started to twitch a bit. So much fabric and thread and sewing machines and pattern books. My head was spinning and I was totally clueless. I was out of my comfort zone. Not a sack of flour to be found only bolts of colorful fabric.

We immediately met a gal who asked if we would like to put on a white glove. Since I only identify white gloves with Michael Jackson I was wondering if Sue and I were going to be asked to be in a dancing video. Sue and I have not tapped danced in years. What a relief to find out the glove is used to turn the quilt to see the stitches on the opposite side. So take a seat and tap your feet and take a ride on the magical quilt tour.

It was like opening a new box of crayons.
Color everywhere!

This cute mini girl quilt was just one of the ones that was offered in the silent auction.

Such a fun and modern take on a tea theme.

Peaches for Peachtree street in Atlanta.

This was a very large quilt and I found it very refreshing and fun to view
with little buttons sewed on to give it an extra bit of character.

This is just a small portion of this quilt with a China theme.

If I could have one quilt from the day this would be the one.
It was a large quilt with an ocean theme and made me feel so cool and relaxed.

Cute sewing baskets for sale with the perfect place to hang your spools of thread.

Small quilts of varying shapes and sizes for the silent auction.

Every little boy would love to snuggle under this pirate quilt and dream about treasures!

Garden of colors.

Rain showers!

How ironic that the Civic Center held quilts last week and this week
is holding cots for those who lost their homes in the floods
here in Georgia.
Please pray for the flood victims.

If you would like to see more quilts please visit Sue as she has not one but two quilt posts on her blog this week. I will be sharing more quilt
photos soon.

Sue & I had fun dualing with our cameras!


  1. I am in awe. What a treat!! What a feast of colors and shapes. Quilting is such a beautiful American artform. It takes a lot of patience and precision and time to make it, and I so admire people who make it!

  2. Those are all so unique and colorful! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

  3. What beautiful, incredible quilts! I had to laugh at your confession that you are allergic to needle and thread - I share that malady. I would love to be able to sew and especially quit. I've always wanted to make one, but I probably should learn to hem first! Beautiful post, Joyce.

  4. Beautiful! I'll bet it was awe inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Hi Joyce! It looks like you and Sue had a wonderful time! I love quilts, too. I come from a family of mountain women who quilt....but it seems to have stopped with my mom and never quite made it down to me. :-( I keep saying I will learn...but the time involved and the idea of threading needles has stopped me! Yes, I would love to do something fun with you two ladies! Let's get together! Enjoy the rest of your week!...hugs...Debbie

  6. How funny is that we took totally different pictures.....How did we do that?? and I hope you appreciate that I cut off your head in most of the pictures!!

  7. Fun stuff .. I love quilts .. I am awaiting the return of my fav which went out for some minor alterations .. it was handmade for me about 6 yrs ago and needed a little R&R ... when it returns I will post it .. I know you can hardly wait

  8. What a good way to spend a rainy day. I love silent auctions!

  9. Hi Joyce,
    Love all those quilts but if I had to choose one to take home with me it would have to be "Squeeze me" I think it's fab.
    a bientot

  10. I will have to go get my MIL to look at this. She quilts and would absolutely go ga-ga looking a these. My grandsons would walk the plank to have that gorgeous pirate quilt. Thanks so much for taking us with you. Sounds like you gals had a great time!!!

    I have been seeing the floods on the news and know I am praying. God bless....

  11. What amazing quilts! i LOVE TH4E LITTLE GIRLS DANCING my son, who thinks hes a pirate would love that quilt (pirate). Amzing work, amazing photos! Thanks for droppig by Bloggeritaville! I appreciate your visits and your friendship!

  12. Hey... what's a White Plaines city girl like you doing in Georgia? :) tee-hee. I'ts a small world!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  13. Those are beautiful, Joyce..Such talent!!
    Prayers for those suffering from the floods..
    Glad you are safe and dry!

  14. This is beautiful! I am in this place, I can spend hours looking at it. :D

  15. They are all so beautiful Joyce! I'd love to make a quilt if I knew how to sew --I can hardly sew a button I envy good sewers. Did you buy any of them?

    I feel so sorry for all those that lost their homes from the flood -- and the terrible loss of life is so sad! Prayers for all affected!

  16. Hi Joyce! Oh, what gorgeous quilts! My mother would have loved to see these. She's been a quilter. You've showed some very unusual ones! Look at your being so cute behind the camera.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. You know I love those quilts! Now if there had been flour, I'd have been more intimidated! I seem to like to make the old-fashioned kind of quilts. But there are lots of more "modern" quilt artists whose work is just amazing.

  18. Those quilts are amazing! I admire those that made them.


  19. Love the ocean quilt too. Thanks for visiting my tablescape!

  20. Wow, they are beautiful. I haven't made a quilt before but may just have been inspired.

  21. I haven't been up to Georgia for awhile but thanks for the lovely post of your visit to see the quilts. They are all just beautiful !

  22. What beautiful quilts. I love viewing others handicrafts, because I sure can't sew. TTFN ~Marydon

  23. That most have been wonderful to go around and have a look at all of them, MB

  24. The quilts are so beautifully sewn! My sister is an avid quilter too.

  25. What fun quilts! I would have loved to have seen the different ideas out there.

  26. What a treat your blog is! Both food and quilts on the same page....I'm in heaven :)


  27. Beautiful pictures! I love quilts, but have never gone to a show like that before...I am sure my DH is glad of that....

  28. That looks like a fun place!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I guess I could always try it the old fashioned way, and bake the pumpkin myself!

  29. Wow, what amazing quilts! Thanks for posting the pictures!


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