Tuesday, May 22, 2007

USA 8

After two exciting days we arrived in Paducah.



What is the first thing you do when you are not on a fabric diet and the price of the fabric is heavenly compared to the netherlands ...... Yes the first thing I did is buying fabrics :-)))




I want to show you a few quilts from the show. The quality of the quilts is very high! Every stitch is perfect, sometimes so perfect that I missed the quilts for on the couch, you know the ones you want to crawl under.













I saw the most beautiful quilts in the quiltmuseum. There was a gorgeous selection of antique red and green aplliqué quilts. It was a thrill to see them in reality. Unfortunately it was not allowed to take pictures .......

In paducah the show and vendors are spread out in different buildings. Busses or trolleys took you there.

Next post you can see where this trolley brought us :-)

Lucy

15 comments:

quiltorstitch said...

I am loving all of your pictures from your trip :) Those quilts are stunning. Thank you for sharing!!!
~Heather

anne bebbington said...

Lucy - the red and white quilt with feathered stars inside feathered stars is superb - the piecing is magnificent and the quilting is exquisite - oh that I could make a quilt like that! But yes you're right from what I gather the big quilt shows in the US being juried do show the real creme de la creme - here in the UK all entries are welcome so you can always walk round a show and sometimes think 'I could do better than that' Less intimidating I think :o) Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures though

Elaine Adair said...

Ohhh boy, I am slobbering with amazement at these lovelies! Especially that hexagon pineapple!

BTW - do you mind if I ask ... how tall are you? You have an amazing smile! Well, I guess that's because you're having a great time!

Dawn said...

Oh Lucy - my favorite quilts from the show! Your pictures are so much better than mine. I still haven't figured my camera out!

Connie said...

Lucy, Your beaming smile is so wonderful. Your happiness shows!
I'm enjoying reading all the chapters of your Paducah experience.

liane said...

ohhh!! the first quilt are beautiful.
Thanks you for the pictures.

Patti said...

Just now catching up with you. Absolutely loving every minute of your trip that you are sharing. What a wonderful time for the two of you - and what a great DH you have to do this for you!

atet said...

Oh, those quilts are fantastic! But I know what you mean about the quilts that you can curl up under. Yes, the world needs those beautiful masterpieces. But it (and my couch) also need the quilts that get USED!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Those are great pictures. I love riding Trolleys. They are free and fun...to me at least...smile

Where did you stay?

Lily said...

Those quilts are scary! They are very perfect...too perfect for me :) Wow but boy they have some work in them.

Sounds like you had such a wonderful time!

Darcie said...

I can just imagine you making a good number of the quilts that you have pictured here, Lucy. They look very "you." ;-)

I've seen that darling messenger bag around you in many of your pics. Did you make that yourself? Could I perhaps see a close up of it...if it's not too much inconvenience? I've always got my hands full...and your "wearable" bag is looking quite comfortable to me.

Jeanne said...

It's evident from your smiling face that you were having a terrific time in Paducah. It's one of my most favorite places to visit.

YankeeQuilter said...

Lucy you look so happy in these photos! I recognize a couple of these quilts! Like old friends...

Bea said...

How cute - I´ve just sewn a block from the pineapple hexagon and now I can see such a lovely quilt with this pattern. Well, I see I MUST sew this quilt - it looks so beautiful.

Sabine said...

I love quilts, my daughter's name is Lucy, and this is how I arrived here. Beautiful quilts!
And are fabrics really cheaper in the US than in the Netherlands?