Despite the threat of flash floods and mudslides, my best friend and I made it safely to the Leavenworth Quilt Show. It is the first quilt show I’d ever been to and although we were much younger than anyone else there, it was really fun.
This was the view as we walked in. I would say there were around 150 quilts displayed.
Although many of the quilts there were not my personal taste, they were all beautifully made and easy to appreciate. The majority of the quilts were art quilts or nature-themed quilts, but there were also some vintage pieces and many sources of inspiration. I was a little too excited and didn’t get the names of the quilters, but I would still like to share a few of my favorites from the show.
This was a vintage quilt and I loved the curves and the use of solids.
Be still my heart… vintage hexies. This caught my eye right away, it was massive.
Up close view of those hexies. You can see some of the hand stitching on here.
I was inspired by the simplicity of this design. I love it when simple blocks combine to make an eye-catching design.
I’m always drawn to this shape. When I get brave enough, I’d love to try something like this with solids.
The American Quilts section was probably my overall favorite. There’s something about red, white, and blue quilts that makes me happy.
My favorite quilt from this section. The stars really popped with the dense quilting around them.
I was really inspired by this color palette.
We lingered at this little quilt for a while. The ombre effect along with the scrappy chevrons made it stand out.
This denim piece was a good bit of inspiration for the back of my picnic quilt.
I was really glad to see such a lovely show in our community. And it renewed my excitement to start to connect with other local quilters in the area! I’m already excited for next year’s show; I think I will enter something ultra modern and mix things up a bit 🙂
Karen @ Pieces of Contentment says
So pleased you and your friend made it to the quilt show. It must be somewhat inspiring and overwhelming seeing so much magnificent work in one place. Being able to take photos helps you gain/retain so much more of the day to ponder later. It would be great to enter something yourself – more local younger folks may show an interest in quilting if they can see some of the modern quilts around today.
It was a little overwhelming! Looking back at my photos I am noticing quilts I don’t even remember! Makes me even more excited for next year. I would love to bring some modern into that show; when I first saw more modern quilts, it definitely caught my interest. My friend isn’t a quilter at all, but after seeing some modern quilts online, she’s asked me to give her a class. Love it! 🙂
I love that first yellow and white one and the last denim blue one. Definitely enter something! They’d probably be really excited to see something new and different.
Love that yellow and white one too! I love it when vintage pieces still feel so fresh. I’m already cooking up ideas for something for next year’s show, so excited.
How fun!! I love quilt shows-great for some inspiration. You should totally add something in and make it more modern for sure!! Love that yellow quilt and the hexie’s are amazing!
I was totally inspired and have already added to my list of projects (is that a good thing? :))