Are you ready for some Buggy Barn Quilt Show Pictures?
As if hosting a week of classes isn't enough fun (and work) for the folks at the Buggy Barn, they wrap things up with a quilt show and folk art festival on the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, what is normally a farm in the middle wheat fields, is converted into an outdoor exhibit hall.
This is the Buggy Barn Shop, each side covered with quilts.
Here's another barn, also covered in quilts. That flag at the top of the barn is a quilt! Doesn't it look just perfect up there!
Clotheslines and fences are also used to display the quilts.
It's something to see in person. We could not have had a nicer day for an outdoor show. This show has never been rained out! Pam and Janet, their families, and the staff at the Buggy Barn, get up at 4 am Saturday morning and start hanging quilts in order to have the quilts on display by 10, when the show opens. The quilts then come down for the night and they do it all again Sunday.
There was a nice variety quilts made by folks from everywhere. Out of all the quilt shows I've ever attended this one had the best light and most room. It was a wonderful change of pace. I sure hope I get to go back.
And hey, are you ready for some.....FOOTBALL!!
Yes, it's finally here, football in America officially kicks off tonight. Edy's icecream and Nabisco were nice enough to commemorate the occasion with some nice football themed food that I couldn't resist picking up. I enjoy most sports but football is by far my favorite. I root for three teams but enjoy watching almost any team play. And as much as I enjoyed my Summer of Fun, there's nothing like football in the fall to keep me smiling.
What about, are you ready for a . . . Giveaway !
To celebrate the start of football season, and the fact that sometime over the summer I posted my 400th blog post, accumulated over 400 followers, and surpassed 800,000 hits on my blog, AND because I was so busy with my Summer of Fun that I didn't have the time to respond to all my comments but you kept stopping by and commenting, and to give someone who didn't get a taste of the Buggy Barn a little morsel,
I'm giving away this kit to make this pattern, Harvest House. The fabric is from the Buggy Barn's line Harvest House and is full of fall colors, prints and plaids.
To be eligible to win this pattern and bundle of fabric just leave a comment on today's post telling us what you did this summer that was the most fun. It can be something as simple as sitting on your porch and watching the fireflies to an amazing trip, to whatever, it was your summer and I'm sure you had some fun. The contest will close midnight, CDT, September 7th, with the winner announced Saturday, September 8th. If the United States Post Office will deliver to your address you are eligible to enter.
Finally, thanks for all the wonderful thread storage tips, I'm researching your suggestions and will let you know what I decide when my thread is organized. And thanks also for the 3 or 4 brave souls who admitted to having the same storage system that I have, that just made me smile!