|sorry sideways - click on it to see quilted names and dates|
|Diamond anniversary - I talked with the recipient of this quilt.|
I went back into the convention hall to look at the quilts. By this time the crowd was in the vendor area, so I had plenty of space to take pictures for the most part. I had bought a tiny lamp with a lamp shade (the store sample had a beautiful crazy quilted cover on the lamp shade), and I had to carry the bag outside my back pack to avoid crushing it, so it was hanging off my wrist, so I had to wait for the bag to keep swinging so I could take the picture, but it worked out all right.
What did I notice about the quilts? There were very few bed quilts, and lots of small quilts - the 12 x 12 variety. I know there was a display for the Alliance quilts, which require that size, but other areas also had smaller quilts. There were several quilts which had circles quilted on them. Embellished quilts aren't as popular as they were in previous years, especially beaded ones. There were some three dimensional quilts though. I also noticed several quilts that combined quilting with genealogy. There was one with family photographs. One which quilted family names and dates. One for a diamond anniversary also had names embroidered on the front, with more names on the back. There were also a couple of series where a group got together to make quilts that go together - following a road or a river, etc.
The quilts on the is post are all somehow related to providing genealogy information. (Well the first one just has a first name, but maybe there is more info on the back). I will post more pictures later.