Pattie got up early today to get us to the Streetsboro quilt
show early enough to shop in Rosemary’s booth of vintage quilt tops before
anybody else had a chance to paw through them.
Rosemary is a retired teacher who spends a lot of time
perusing flea markets and antique shops for quilt tops that need someone to
love them. I make it a point every time
I go to this show to stop in her booth and find a treasure to add to my
collection. Many I have quilted, but
some are just treasures I wanted to bring home and have under my watchful eye
for some future use.
Rosemary's booth of treasures!
Pattie thinks I always find the best thing in there and she
only gets seconds, so I let her have at it in the booth before I made my choice
today. There were many lovely quilt tops to choose from and I was sorely tempted by more than one or two. I only purchased one top, though, and that is
a good thing. I do have quite a
collection already. Pattie bought a
lovely antique with fabric dating to the late 1880’s I did not think to take pictures of our two
This quilt show fills the church to bursting every year and
is always a joy to attend. I see many
friends I haven’t seen in ages and I get to see lots of quilts I have done for
my customers. It is like a walk through
memory lane. I do so many quilts each
year it is hard for me to remember all of them.
Often I will be standing in front of one, loving what I am looking at,
feeling a familiar pull and when I read the tag I see I have quilted it. I can’t explain it, and sometimes it is just
plain weird but I don’t remember every face I see, so I guess it is normal to not remember a quilt.
I believe Pattie and I may have been very close to the first
people through the door this morning, as not long afterwards I heard someone
exclaim that “they are lined up out in the parking lot waiting to get in.” I was happy we had arrived early enough for a
parking spot. Many were parking on the
Emily and Laura each entered two quilts and received
participation ribbons. I was hoping they
might place; they both did a lovely job on their quilts.
Emily and Laura's quilts, 2 each!
I won a ribbon with my recent quilting project that Pattie
fondly calls “Argyle.” I call it "A
Pathway to No Where Can Still Be Interesting."
I got a blue ribbon for my efforts and a ribbon for Best Use of Color.