Sunday, November 13, 2011

A lot of stuff caught my eye as I

walked through the World Quilt Show Florida III yesterday.  The bus trip started early with me rolling out of bed at 5:15.  I  was at the first bus pick-up point, a block and 1/2 from my front door less than an hour later.  After the last of two more stops for bus riders we were on our way down the Florida Turnpike transversing quite mundane landscape populated mostly with cows until we were back near the Atlanta ocean coast line were civilization returned in the form of people and buildings that I am now thinking of as typical Floridian architecture.
  I remembered to take my camera along and I took more pictures than I do as a rule and that might have been because there were so many quilts and enough of any one kind and style to suit most every quilter or lover of them. 
As I sat  here looking closer at the images of the quilts I thought were interesting when I took the time to stop and take a picture of them less than 24 hours ago I was surprised to discover that on looking closer they were not holding my interest this morning.  But I will share with you the ones that did.
This is the work of Lynne Quinn/United Kingdom
I know this is not a quilt but this doll among all the usual looking one stood out and made me smile.  Sorry the makers name is not easy to see. 
Susan Wessels/South Africa
Visually  interesting up close with all the laying down and couching of threads and beads. 
AND THEN THERE WAS MY PIECE. First runner-up to best of show.  YEAH!!!
I was very reserved in my purchases when I went to the Jacksonville Quilt show a month or so ago, but I can't say the same for yesterday.  I will give you a full accounting and report of what I thought I couldn't live without tomorrw.  But for today I need todo the bookkeeping and report to the guild treasurer  and then I am back to quiling for the rest of today.  I am hoping to get it done by the end of the day so I can give you a report of one of the products I brought yesterday.


Karoda said...

I really love the fifth photo down!

Patricia said...

Yay!!! for you! The honor is certainly well deserved!

Mary Keasler said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Another well deserved honor. It is gorgeous

Deb said...

Wow!! Congratulations..I have been loving this piece since you gave sneak peeks. I'd say your treats were well deserved.

Dorothy said...

Oh, don't you just love soaking up all of that inspiration?!

Carol said...

Thanks for the trip. I enjoyed all the quilts, but the last one was my favorite still.