Red Lodge, Montana July 28, 29 and 30th
Okay, I know you’ve just been itching to get out on the road and do some serious “quilt investigations”. What do I mean “investigations”? The kind of looking we quilters do, in search of new ideas, looking at ways other people use fabrics in design. Speaking of ideas, let me tell you what happens to me when I look at lots of quilts.
My brain can be overstimulated, followed by flight of ideas. Maybe as you read this blog post you’re thinking “where did that gal learn English?” Opps, let me get back to my point. When I go into a quilt show, I love absorbing the wonder of the use of design, color, placement and style. Just how many ways can you use a half square triangle? Hundreds, maybe even thousands. Just look at the quilt in the picture above, half square triangles put into units called “flying geese”. Shameless plug below, my new pattern writing adventure.
Make a plan to stop by the small fun town of Red Lodge, Montana to view a large collection of quilts on display. In the picture above you’ll see a stunning quilt that was completed by the members of the Town and Country Quilt Guild. The planning and organization of getting the blocks sewn, put into rows, quilted and finally bound involved many ladies (young and old). This quilt is raffled off at the end of the show once all the tickets are collected from members. You can purchase raffle tickets right at the show or give me a holler and I’ll help you get tickets even if you can’t make the show.
If you’d like to enter a quilt into the show, we have a pdf form available that includes the instructions and entry form. I’ll add a few more details next week in a post so you’ll know time and location, but it’s a small town, if you come on these dates, just ask around.
Calamity Quilter signing off