Last weekend I was in Maine attending their annual quilt show. It was really impressive!
On entering the front door, we were greeted by a most fabulous quilt.
Harriet Hargrave was teaching there and she had this quilt hanging in the entry. I just loved her use of reproduction fabrics; we also thought that she must have dyed the muslin to get the antique look. This quilt was called "Softly Spoken", which seems appropriate.
What a great use of hexagons!!
Here's another one, totally different!
This quilter made a full size Storm at Sea and then made a smaller version!
I love this little appliqué quilt. Pattern is called "Heart Strings and Hope Chests" by Anne Morrell Robinson.
For all you mini-lovers (Janet O... this one's for you!). See the little glove on the right? Great idea they have: they put a glove on any quilt that has been hand-quilted! They also put a green dot on the quilt's name card, indicating that the back is worth looking at! Very clever!
I thought this was a great way to use selvages (for those of us collecting them!)
Great simple quilt!
Another great little appliqué quilt. This one is "Gypsy Jazz" by Robyn Falloon.
Did I mention that Wendy and I did a little quilt shopping? Our first stop was at On-Board Fabrics, which is housed in a former cow barn. Great little building but the best thing about this store was their collection of sewing machines!! I'm only showing you one wall... there were machines everywhere!
We also went to Attic Heirlooms, which I had heard was not to be missed. It did not disappoint. I think I bought a couple of patterns, a small kit and maybe some more wool!! ;-)
Of course we had to visit Cyndi Black's shop called Busy Thimble. Many of you know this shop but I can't get over how much fabric she has hidden away. Last time I was there, I was too overwhelmed to get any pictures but this time I was determined to share the inside with you.
Think you might find some fabric to buy there??
Wendy and I spotted this "tiny house" while driving and I really wanted to send you a picture. I've never seen one up close. I was so focused on the house that I neglected to include their extensive garden next to the house. To be honest, I don't think my fabric and machines would fit inside this, forget about a bed! Cute, hunh??
One other not-to-be-missed in Maine was a lobster dinner! We bought the lobsters in a very small local shop and Wendy's husband cooked them in sea water he got for our dinner. OMG. IT was so good. I had to show you.
That's about it from Maine. I'm up at the cabin and actually did get a little sewing done this week. I'll show you that progress later this weekend. My daughter and her family arrive this afternoon for a week, so I probably won't get much done during that time but very excited to the family being here!