I am sad to say that the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival has come and gone. Let me tell ya it was a great show!
I think one of the most fun things to do at this show is to find where your quilt(s) are hanging. To me its just like Christmas morning, and its the first thing I do at this show. Once I find my quilt I am then good to go see everything else!
Once I found my quilt, I told my daughter that it looked so tiny hanging up there on the side of the barn. Well, that's when you are standing right next to the barn and looking up, it did look tiny.
At first I did not realize it but my quilt was hanging next to Pat's quilt one of the snowbird (Pat lives in Kentucky in the winter time) ladies in my guild. I thought that was pretty cool. Pat's quilt by the way is the bargello quilt next to mine. I also did not know that if you were driving from the north going south on this road that this barn is the first thing you see before you enter the farm. I came up from the south going north, so I did not see it until my daughter and I took the farm tour.
As you can see where there are quilts, quilters gather. This photo was taken on the way back from the farm tour.
Along with this one. These are the backing of the quilts.
There was one well known quilter among the show this year. Rachel Griffith who blogs over at p.s.i quilt and owner of Rachel Griffith Designs. Rachel had 17 quilts at the show. This is her Almost Irish quilt.
I did not get to meet Rachel at the show. However, I was very impressed of how well her quilts look in person.
I hate to say who ever is doing her quilt's photography, are not doing them any justice. They look so much better in person than online. Don't mind me, its just my personal opinion!
As for the rest of the show there were so many beautiful quilts on display. Feel free to scroll through, and don't mind me if ya see me chat a bit about a couple of them or some random thoughts about things that happened during the show.
I just wanted to say that quilts with handiwork I have a ton of respect for. The crazy quilt above wow and the balloon quilt. The balloon quilt actually was the winner of the 2011 show. Oh, quilts at this show are chosen by the viewers, just like the Bloggers Quilt Festival that Amy from Amy's Creative Side hosts during Quilt Market.
I just wanted to mention that I love the signature cogwheels quilt. Its a great mix of vintage and modern. Also my daughter really loved Rachel's postage stamp quilt.
I love this yellow and white quilt. Each one of those little squares are pineapples. Got to respect all that tiny piecing!
This crazy quilt in person was really gorgeous! It was made in the early 20th Century, and I can imagine it was made from dress scraps. There were velvet, satin, and silks in this piece. I hate to say but my picture does not do it justice. I know for those of you who do know me, you're probably thinking: Jen you're actually liking a dark quilt?!?!? Oh, hold your horses, I've got another dark quilt that I liked too coming up.
This whole cloth baby quilt just melts my heart! It is so precious! At first you would think that this quilt would be a memorial quilt but its not. What you do is lay your newborn child down on the quilt with the wings behind the baby's back and the halo should fit perfectly above the baby's head. This little quilt was hands down a favorite between my daughter and myself.
To get these next two photos. My daughter and I went on the farm tour. Bonnie Brae Farm before it was an elk farm was a horse farm.
The first pasture that we were taken to was the females or to the does! The does have a pecking order. My daughter and I dubbed it the Isabella syndrome. In our house Isabella has to be the first one fed and then Leah finally gets her turn to eat.
When our tour came around most of the does must have been quite content and only the Isabellas of the group came back to be fed again.
We were then taken to see the males (bucks) which were on another property of the farm. I did manage in getting some pictures but they were not that great since so many folks on our tour were just taken away with them.
On the way back is when I got to see my quilt from the road.
Once we got back to the main farm this was the view from getting off the tour ride.
Remember I said that I liked another dark quilt! Well this one in the middle with the stars in the photo below was really stunning in person. Not to mention its so perfect for the fall season. I'm so ready for the fall season. Are you?
Once were were back at the main farm and the show itself, we ended up getting a small bite to eat and I took random photos while we waited in line. No, that barn is not sinking or falling into the ground, I just can not hold the camera right when taking random photos.
Our view while eating lunch. We learned while sitting there that the quilt wit the houses was newly finished quilt that was either completed the night before or some time last week. And at a closer look my daughter noted that the grandmother's flower garden quilt had fussy cut centers.
After we finished eating, we wondered around some more and I handed my daughter her ballot. I her told while we are looking around to choose the quilts that she liked for each appropriate category, and then place your ballet in the ballot box. As we were walking around we were then approached by a local reporter covering the show.
The reporter started up an easy conversation and we answered her questions. I stated when I was asked what I like about quilting is the designing part of it. That's kind of a silly statement thinking back on it now. lol, oh well! She even asked if I voted on my own quilt that was in the show. My daughter and I both said no because, like I told the reporter; "There are so many beautiful quilts here that, you just can not help to like so many others!" After that statement our interview was over and my daughter and I continued on. We both then cast our ballots, took another walk around the show and then headed home.
We realized that we spent over three hours at the show!
I love that double wedding ring quilt. There is something about a difficult pattern and a mix of vintage that gets me every time!
I want to conclude that I really do love that red and white ocean waves quilt. Both quilts in the photo above are and always will be a staple in the show. From what I understand these two quilts belong on the farm. I can not say enough of how I really enjoyed this year's show and I am looking forward to next year. No, lets hope that I do not get lost again or forget what road to drop my quilt off at. I don't think that I will now that I have made that foolish mistake. Anyway thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the show through the photos. I had more photos but every time I thought that I was editing them from my camera, I ended up deleting them. *Sigh* silly me!
Ps. If you were at the show and you did see my name in the program. Note that my only complaint is the my quilt was named wrong. They called it the Cat and Mouse Quilt, I could have sworn that I wrote Midwest Crossing on the paperwork! Well, I guess that is what I get for just wanting to be a quilter among quilters, and not wanting to be noted for a fledgling designer and that the quilt was an actual Moda Bake Shop quilt.