Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quilts at the North Carolina State Fair

Last weekend, Dustin and I went to the North Carolina State Fair. It was quite the event! So much to see and do. Of course, the first thing I did was find my way to the quilt entries. They had the quilts set up on racks that turned but they had a fair worker that had to sit there and flip through all the quilts. One at a time...very slowly... while me and some other ladies sat and took photos. They were pretty far away so you couldn't really see much of the details on the quilts or the quilting, but at least you could see them. I must say I was kind of disappointed that you couldn't see all of them lined up, but I understand why they had it set up the way they did. I don't know if I'd like that many people touching a quilt I worked hard on. I think I sat there for thirty minutes while the lady flipped through all the quilts.

These are just a few of my favorites. To see more, check out my flickr page. I know they are not the best pictures in the world but they are the best I could do with the crowd, the lighting, and my little point and shoot camera.

I think this cathedral window quilt was my absolute favorite. Can you imagine how long this took? I definitely do not have that much patience. It was stunning. The lady that made this, also made the eyes for all the fishes. Super cute. And close up you can see that each fish is really detailed with seams that look like gills. Very impressive and another favorite of mine.

I just loved this one! Super cute.

One day, I will learn how to make one of these. They are so amazing!


Crafty Christina said...

Wow, those are amazing. The Cathedral one really is breathtaking! The fish one is gorgeous as well. I'm lucky to be able to get 12" squares lined up properly, haha!

alpinekleins said...

Yes, amazing quilts!

Brenda said...

Tell me those red ribbons don't mean the same thing they do at the fairs in Utah because those are gorgeous!

Rebekah said...

that last star quilt is stunning! Looks like a wonderful show