This is really a ROMANTIC picture of sewing that made me smile! I don't think the average sewing machine had this type of life. Things have certainly changed. It's a fun vintage advertising piece.
My friend Nancy talked me into going to the Portland Quilt Show on Thursday after our bible study. I was going to skip it this year but I'm really glad that I went.
The quilts on exhibit this year were very arty. It's always interesting to see what quilters are doing and where quilting is moving. I will always adore vintage quilts and traditional quilting, but it is entertaining to see the work of talented quilters. I really liked this quilt within a quilt!
The colors in this quilt were amazing. Wouldn't you like to hang this in your home? Great color.
This quilt was hand quilted and was fascinating to me. Again, lots of color and the shape was so neat.
One of the local exhibits was entitled "Bridges of Portland". Portland has many bridges over the Willamette River which runs through the city. You have to cross a bridge to get from the east to the west side of Portland. They are actually building a new bridge that will be for mass transit, walkers and bicycles only...no cars.
This last bridge quilt was amazing and an award winning quilt. It represents our Steel Bridge. The rivets looked so real! Portland is also the City of Roses, so I liked how the quilter worked in the roses.
This was a fun quilt. I just loved the border. The strand of pearls are so perfect to tie it all together.
This next quilt was made by a friend of Nancy's. She does all this quilting on a regular sewing machine! We met her at the show and she was looking at a small long arm machine for her work.
She actually won a ribbon for second quilt, but I didn't get a picture. I guess I was too busy chatting with her and just forgot.
This next series of pictures is really interesting. One of Nancy's quilt groups took the same little quilt but quilted it differently. The first one is Nancy's piece. She is getting so good with her long arming!
I really enjoyed the quilts at the show this year. I was good and only bought thread from the vendors. I have so many projects to finish up. It is quite tempting when you're are walking around looking at a lot of fun fabrics, patterns and new tools and such!