Catching My Eye at the Quilt Show

Here are a few more quilts that caught my eye at the 2016 Austin Area Quilt Guild show. So inspiring. [Big sigh]

Rippling Nine-Patches by Martha Thompson

Rippling Nine-Patches by Martha Thompson

Rockin Rail Fence by Norma Lambert, quilting by Lori Kukuk

Rockin Rail Fence by Norma Lambert, quilting by Lori Kukuk

Shakespeare in the Park by Carol Hassell, quilting by Angela McCorkle

Shakespeare in the Park by Carol Hassell, quilting by Angela McCorkle

Something From Nothing by Theresa Benedetti, quilting by Emily Bowers

Something From Nothing by Theresa Benedetti, quilting by Emily Bowers

World Travelers by Martha Thompson

World Travelers by Martha Thompson

Kaleigh's Quilt by Althea Murray, quilting by Sandie Hirsch

Kaleigh’s Quilt by Althea Murray, quilting by Sandie Hirsch

It’s Show Time!

The Austin Area Quilt Guild hosts their quilt show this weekend. This year’s theme is “Red, White, and Stars.” I went yesterday and, as usual, came away very inspired.

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AAQG 2016 raffle quilt

I bought one ticket in hopes of winning the raffle quilt.

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Close up of the AAQG 2016 raffle quilt

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The Best in Show quilt is always fabulous.

"Paisley Park Feathered Star" won Best in Show quilt by Judy Wolff, quilted by Angela McCorkle

“Paisley Park Feathered Star” won Best in Show. Quilt top by Judy Wolff, quilting by Angela McCorkle

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Detail of the Best in Show winner “Paisley Park Feathered Star”

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Besides the official judging, attendees vote on their favorite quilt. My vote went to “The Birds Dropped A Sunflower Seed” by Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert.

The Birds Dropped A Sunflower Seed by Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert

The Birds Dropped A Sunflower Seed by Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert

Quilt Dreams: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photograph.

Photo copyright Sandra Crook

Photo copyright Sandra Crook

Quilt Dreams

She dreamed the patterns and colors; later, she sewed. Carlene never knew who the quilts were for until she finished them. The quilts celebrated many events: births, rites of passage, marriages. Occasionally they comforted someone close to the end of their life.

Earthtones in diamond shapes swirled and twirled in the quilt she’d finish today. Tonight her dream would tell her who would be the recipient, and why.

Carlene slow to awaken. It was the mirror who reminded her of her dream. This would be the last quilt she’d ever make, and it was for her, in her last days.

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To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.