Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cotton Patch Quilt Guild 2018 Quilt Show

This last weekend The Cotton Patch Quilt Guild held their annual quilt show at Hodel's Country Dining, and what a show it was.  I am always in awe at the talent displayed.  There was something for everyone, from simple patchwork to intricate quilted tapestries.  My good friend Rhea and I ooh'ed and ahh'ed until we were hoarse. 

Also at the show were several vendors selling kits, panels, patterns, and gift items.  The quilt shown below is a flannel kit called 'Dino Stomp' by Northcott that local shop Thimbletowne was showcasing.  The characters on this piece are so bright and colorful, I just had to buy a panel.  I was pleasantly surprised to find when I unpackaged it at home that the panel was a full 36" x 44," plenty big enough for a child's quilt without any added borders. 

Also at the show, the ladies of the guild were selling items they had made.  It was all I could do to stop myself from buying placemats, totes, book covers, pin cushions, etc.  I must admit Rhea showed real restraint when she didn't choke when I started to buy a fat-lady pin cushion.  My eyes aren't what they used to be, and the fancy handwriting looked to me like $5 when in reality it was $45.  When the vendor quoted the price plus tax, I apologetically declined to make the purchase.