Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters
Polly, Julia, Barbara

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Polly's Posting

Polly's Posting

Part 2:  Knoxville Quilt Show

 I have so many pictures of my time in Knoxville that I hardly know how to begin.
These first three are still of our time in Lexington.
Barbara had a lot of her small quilts tacked to the wall the evening we gave our power-point-lecture.

This is a very special quilt.   Barbara was telling the ladies how she was facing a deadline in her book and just HAD to get a quilt completed.  So on labor day she enlisted the help of her three daughters, and with four sewing machines running all day they got this top completed!
Now I wonder which of the three will inherit this quilt!  There just might be a battle!

That evening I also showed my "Dresden Doodle".  Not sure what the four fingers are all about but I do know what that scared look is all about.

On to Knoxville!
We didn't do much sight seeing because our time was spent at the show.   However we did take in the skydome and had a grand view of Knoxville from the air.

I think one of the most special honors went to Julia.
AQS chose her quilt, "Ezekiel Saw Da Wheel" to print on their advertizing mug!
This quilt was in the show and is currently on a two year tour traveling to various museums, guilds and shows.

One of the highlights of my time was being able to take an all day class by Karen Stone.   I have admired her work for many years now and it was so special to see her quilts upclose and personal.
This quilt is called "Clamshell"  and has won awards.   I LOVE it!  That is Karen on the right.

Detail of her work.

I loved the way Karen had so many demonstrations throughout the day.

Partway through the day mother, June, Coleen, Julia and Claire peeked into our class.
Mother, Coleen and Claire checking out the details.

Here are some other quilts she had in class for us to see.

Saturday Morning I woke up with butterflies in my stomach!   We were on the program.  Oh me oh my!  How did this happen?

It went well but I was sooooooooooooooo glad when it was over!

Part 3 will be on some of the details of the show quilts.
I came home and hit the road running.  Tues. and Wed. were corn days for me and both my girlies are gone.    Mark and Tim were great help tho!  70 bags in the freezer!


Roxanne said...

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Tonya said...

What a nice time you had! I would NOT like presenting for that brunch. I love teaching to a group of a few but all those people--I think I would be glad it was over too!