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Sunday, August 26, 2012

AQS Quilt Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The past three days were spent at Grand Rapids, Michigan at the AQS Quilt Show.  I enjoyed myself very much.  One highlight was a visit to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday night to see some very old quilts.  Here is some eye candy from that museum visit:







I stayed with my friend Joan, and took two classes.  One was a 2.5 hour class on Drunkard's Path machine piecing.  Here's a vintage small piece that Joan had at her house, and she let me take it with me to class, for show and tell.


Here's the sample I worked on in class (it's about 10 inches square):


I found the machine piecing of the curves very easy, and with no pins.  It went very well, and I'd like to make more.

There wasn't a miniature quilt category at the Grand Rapids show - or else I missed it completely!  I was surprised.

Hope you have had a good week, and were able to look at some quilts too, or work on some of your own.

6 comments:

  1. Like your drunkards path quilt block--fun to compare to the antique block of your friend. Have never made this pattern!! Thanks for the show pictures.

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  2. Like them both, glad you sent me the link! Yours is a perfect replica, but in much better shape! Are you going to make yours bigger? Might have to put mine in the doll cradle.

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  3. Lucky duck! bought a special holder for my travelin' toothbrush today,...

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  4. Great that you were able to attend and to take this class! I'd be jealous, but I was with our little Miracle Baby in D.C. Another great joy!

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  5. Beautiful! I never get tired of seeing antique and vintage quilts.
    Love your DP block.

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  6. No, you didn't miss the miniatures. There wasn't a category for them. Although there weren't as many quilts or categories, I still think they did an excellent job with the show. I already booked for next year.

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