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.


  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.

  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.

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

  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!

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

  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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