At the entrance was a car with a quilted cover that came from the New England Quilt Museum that greeted you to the show. Hung behind the individuals collecting your entrance fees was a Dear Jane quilt. I walked around the perimeter to decide upon a strategy for viewing the show. The vendors were set around the perimeter. The show had a number of exhibits alongside the quilts. There were exhibits of Challenge Quilts. One was based on a Robert Frost poem.,
There were several Meet the Quilter displays which included an autobiographical message.
There were a number of scrap quilts. I recognized this rendition of Bonnie Hunter's recent Mystery quilt En Provence.
There was a hugs and kisses little bow tie scrap quilt.
And one made from small 4 patches set on point. I keep looking at the scrap quilts thinking I just do not have enough lights to make it work.
But most were wool on cotton. This one was from a pattern that I had longed to do.
I took close ups of the stitching that I might use as a reference. I should print them off as a collection and put them with my embroidery books.
This quilt was made to acknowledge the fact that the quilter and spouse had climbed all the mountains of NH (I'm guessing they were a certain height category.) Each mountain is embroidered with its name.
There was a Civil War inspired Row by Row with hand written messages. I quite like quilts with writing.
I need to seek out more local quilt shows to support. It is worth the effort.