Helllllllooooo! Did ya miss me? My husband needed to be in Florida for business and I tagged along.
Here was the view 20 steps from our hotel room patio.
Locals were whining about the cold weather. It was in the 60s and I thought it felt great.
These shells were all stacked up and ready for someone to take notice and take a picture, thank you Mother Nature.
On Friday I stopped in the Flash Sew & Quilt Shop. My husband had to work which gave me the whole day to do as I pleased. After a walk on along the beach I decided to hit one quilt shop. It was a very nice shop, no kits, but a nice assortment of fabric, all styles. I got a look at that Indigo Crossing line of fabric by Minick and Simpson for the first time, very lovely. The store also had a great selection of quilt books. New books I had seen online but hadn't as yet seen in person. I enjoyed browsing through them all.
Someone in the store asked me if I was going to the quilt show. QUILT SHOW!! What quilt show!! Turns out I was in the right place at the right time, the Naples Quilters Guild was holding their annual quilt show.
I've got to be the worst quilt show photographer in history, but here are a few quilts I enjoyed and thought you may enjoy seeing also.
This is Hunter Star by Pat Thwalts, this is the third time she's made this pattern.
Practice makes perfect, this is one lovely quilt.
This is Explosions of Color by Mimi Krug.
Mimi used Judy Niemeyer's Fourth of July pattern.
This is Birds in the Air by Donna Johnson.
This is Monet's Garden by Nancy Mullin.
This quilt was hand pieced and appliquéd! It was stunning, I wish I had taken a better picture.
I didn't just take pictures of the brightly colored quilts, this neutral quilt caught my eye too.
This is Card Tricks for Evan and Elle by Jennifer McCulty.
You can't have a quilt show without a Dear Jane quilt.
My Journey with Jane was beautifully pieced by Jeannette King.
Only guild members were allowed to display quilts in the show, that's one talented group of quilters. The show was held in a well-lit venue and was plenty roomy. The thing I enjoyed the most, all the beautiful ribbons awarded by the judge. Most quilts had at least one ribbon, some had several. How great is that, everyone who entered a quilt in that show must have gone home happy and a winner. There were 20 different categories which probably helped with the number of ribbons, but I really like the idea of recognizing so many quilts and quilters.
Pat yourselves on the back Naples Quilt Guild, you had a wonderful show, I'm thrilled I was able to attend.
There's some 3 Barns quilt drama brewing at my house, stop by tomorrow for an update.