Quilt show

4.29.2012

Yesterday was the annual Kalona, Iowa Quilt show. Five of us gals from church had a ball looking at the quilts on display and shopping in the cute little shops Kalona has to offer. 

This quilt was my favorite one at the show. I would love to make one like this...


State Birds....I love how each person who made a block, embroidered their name in their handwriting.



I think one was called Bible Story quilt. One of the quilt stores sold a book with all the designs in it. 



I loved the colors in this one. 


Can you imagine one of your quilts being around after over 130 years? 


Granny Square quilt.


Beloved Dresden plates. I like the details in the sashing. 


1940's Double Wedding Ring quilt. 


Modern day fabrics in a double wedding ring quilt. 

Both are beautiful. 


I couldn't get a picture of the full quilt. It was fun and the movement in the squares  are so neat. 


I loved this one. Simple but striking. This one would be beautiful with bright batiks. Does anyone know if this block has a name?


I hope you enjoyed the quilts. =) 


11 comments:

  1. love the card trick quilt when are you going to make one ;) glad you had fun =)

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  2. thanks for posting...nothing is better than an old double wedding ring quilt...

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  3. What a great quilt show - so many pretties. As for the last quilt I think this is called Vestibule - I made one like it years ago. My stars were yellow and all the rest of the fabrics were Debbie Mumm. I think is it a pattern that would look great in many styles of fabrics- batiks would be yummy!

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  4. Oh, what wonderful and beautiful quilts!! Love the dresden plat, and double wedding ring quilts!! The embroidered ones are beautiful, too!! xo Heather

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  5. You want to make that quilt? Let me guess: you enjoy walking on beds of nails, kneeling down on marbles, and seeing how long you can keep your hand in a flame. ;-) WOW. That is one fantastic quilt, and I can't imagine making it. But good for you!! I love all the color. I hope that quilt is going to be in a museum.

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  6. We lived in Burlington, IA for a few years, Husbands 4th Hy-Vee and I'm so jealous. Kalona is wonderful and I know the show is too. Did you shop? Love the shops, the quilts and the food, the cherry jelly. Great post.

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  7. The quilt are just beautiful. I hope my quilts are around that long and still look that great.
    Hugs
    donna

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  8. What beautiful quilts! Can you just imagine the hours and hours of love and care that went into making each of them.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your quilt show! I'm with you on the Dresden Plates block - the sashing is fabulous!

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  10. So pretty! I love the embroidered birds :)

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