What a spectacular weekend! Not only did I get the chance to meet our Blogging friend Randy (Barrister’sBlock) and her DH, but she also accompanied Cyndi and I to the AQSG regional study group meeting in Shelburne, VT.
I have mentioned many times how fortunate I am to have a good friend (Cyndi at Busy Thimble) who owns the best quilt shop in the universe. As much as I love visiting Cyndi whenever I can, I love it even more when I can share it with someone new. Our plan was to visit the shop first thing Friday morning and then head out to the meeting in Shelburne after an hour of shopping. After a little over 2½ hours of drooling and shopping, we finally made it out the door!
Here are a few of the treasures we saw at the Shelburne Museum. The staff was warm and welcoming and shared some fabulous quilts. We also made out way down to the Hat and Fragrance Hall for a showing of more spectacular quilts. I had not been to the museum since 1994. I surely won’t wait that long for my next visit.
this was a "potholder quilt" (right up my alley!) done in circles! Yes, all those circles are completely bound and then whipped together with the setting blocks. I've done hexagons and diamonds, now I'm going to try it in circles!
this was a delightful quilt with stuff work and the words to the Star Spangled Banner quilted into it.
I have loved this "stonewall" quilt forever and finally got to see it close up.
And this quilt from North Adams, MA has always been one of my favorites. What a treat to see it in person!
And the show and tell was amazing too. Here's Randy drooling over a fabulous spread belonging to Sharon Waddell. Absolutely breathtaking fabrics in this one! Thanks Sharon for bringing this to light!
I have been a member of AQSG (American Quilt Study Group) since 1986. I served on the board from 1989 to 1993. I love being part of this group of diverse, yet like-minded people who have helped to put quilt scholarship on the map. Thanks go out to Marge Farquharson and Anita Loscalzo for organizing such a wonderful event.
My one regret of the weekend is that we got so wrapped up (pardon the pun) in the quilts that we forgot to take a photo of the 3 of us together! Come back soon Randy!