Friday, Lisa, Michelle and I went to Southport Congregational Church's annual quilt show called Fabric and Fabrications. I was thrilled to pieces to have a girls day out and see such amazing handcrafted masterpieces from the 18th Century to today.
The sanctuary of the church had quilts draped over every pew and others displayed hanging from the choir loft, more on the altar, and more yet, in the chapel. There were over 100 quilts on display. Some from uniforms of civil war, others made by great grandmothers, others from the centennial celebration of our nation's birth. It was truly inspiring.
Here are some of my favorites:
There were quilts that were entirely hand pieced and hand quilted. There were quilts that were machine pieced and machine quilted. There were some that were a mixture. There were some made my elementary and middle school children. There were some modern and some antique quilts. There were some quilts that were made with the specific charity in mind. Here are some of the puppy quilts for the Make a Wish Foundation (one of the show's benefactors)
Here's the puppy quilt handing over the back of the pew. I just love how those happy ears are flopped with the force of gravity. Doesn't it just look like an exuberant dog waiting to lick a little child?
This modern quilt caught my eye because of the geographic shapes and the color combinations. I really loved the golds, blues and browns. I think it reminded me of a fall day in the midwest with golden crops in the field, brown earth and bright blue skies.
It was a great show and I hope others had the chance to see it, too. I know I'll plan on being a regular visitor. It was such a treat.