Sunday, August 10, 2008


I spent last Saturday attending the annual quilt show sponsored by the Ashville Quilt Guild (don't you love their new logo) at the Arboretum in Ashville. A beautiful venue for a quilt show. This guild conducts one of the best shows of its kind in the area. We have a lot of wonderful, well organized quilt shows in North and South Carolina, but I do consider this one of the best. The quilts were beautiful and the Vendors took a lot of my money. I have spent the past few hours up loading the pictures from the show to my Flicker account .

This weekend has been spent with the family. We had the children and all of the grandchildren over for supper last night. It was good.

The Greater Columbia Nite Bee sponsored a viewing of quilts at the Lexington County Museum yesterday. They have an enormous quilt collection and no money to maintain it. It was sad to see 50 quilts stacked on a bed in a room that may or may not have heating and air conditioning on any given day. The number of quilts that they have are 200-300 (I think) was mentioned. This is just becoming an area of awareness to the guilds in the area, so hopefully we can do something about this.

If you look to the left of the quilt that is being shown in this picture, you will see the back of the quilt that was 'stacked' on top of it. The backing of that quilt has completely disintergrated and what you are seeing is the batting.

Here are 3 of the pictures that I took yesterday. I have not had time to go through them yet and I had to take them at odd angles. I will edit them over the next few weeks and you can see some of the quilts from the Lexington County Museum .

While I was uploading photos today, I was working on my "Art Bra" for Quilters of South Carolina. It is not quite ready yet, but when it is you will be assured that a picture will be posted.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe week. The temperature is finally below 90 during the day, but, that won't last long. What a wonderful weekend.

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