Friday, July 31, 2009

Finding Inspiration at a Quilt Show

Where do you find inspiration for your quilts?

Is it in new fabric you got or a new pattern or a trip to a quilt show ? We quilters can find inspiration in lot of places. I often get inspired looking at my blogging friends blogs and their creative ideas. I am very excited my mother in-law is blogging now!
She taught me to quilt and I find inspiration looking at her projects, "talking fabric" and visiting quilt shops together. You should check her blog: Happy Sewing Room.

Some of you know that my mother in-law owns a quilt shop and I am very lucky to be able to have a first look at the new fabrics and patterns :)
If you are visiting PA and your husband wants to shop at Cabelas you quilting girls should visit Happy Sewing Room Quilt Shop!

Few weeks ago we visited Muncy Historical Society Quilt Show in Muncy, PA.

I really loved this Signature Quilt called the Muncy Compass. They replicated the pattern from an Antique Quilt from 1855.

This quilt is hand stitched and called "Martha Washington Star" in memory of the fallen of 9/11.

You can click to see the center block.

"Quilt for the brave" is made by members of the Hughesville Guild to be donated to a family of fallen soldier.

This quilt is "Box of candy" :)

I like the combination of black and white and greens and blues in this contemporary quilt.

This was the last picture I took because my camera battery wasn't charged. Oh well, I hope you enjoy the quilt show and found some inspiration!

I am looking forward to Hershey Quilt Odyssey show this weekend.

Happy sewing!


Tam said...

Hi Zlaty!
Beautiful quilts! I especially like the "Muncy Compass".
How lucky are you to have a MIL that has a quilt shop?!! and it's a lovely shop too!
Thanks for sharing the quilt show and have fun at Hershey this weekend...I'm not going this year :(
Let us know what you find.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Zlaty, I always come back from shows energized and enthused!

Domestic Designer said...

Great pictures! Thanks for the inspiration!

Micki said...

They are all so inspiring! Wonderful quilts!

Pat said...

GREAT quilts you showed here. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting there. I am signing on as a follower here not.....and I'll check out your mother-in-law's blog, too.

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic show and share!! I love seeing quilt show pics!

Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful! I don't get to shows often. I love antique quilts. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.

Myra said...

Great show of quilts there Zlaty!!! Love your last photo there! Wow!

Great that your m-i-l is not blogging! I see she has been at it since June. Good for her! I look forward to viewing her blog!

Your blooming flowers are beautiful! (past post)

Happy stitchings!

Karen said...

Beautiful quilts! I love the Muncy Compass.