Sunday, April 29, 2012

Makoshika Quilt Festival

Yesterday Christa, Jane and I were able to attend the Makoshika Quilt Festival in Glendive, Montana.  This is our second time attending this show.  Of course, we couldn't pass by Sidney, MT without stopping at Quilts and More for a  purchase or two!
The members of the Patches on the Prairie Quilt guild put on another good show this year and here are a few photos of our favorite quilts.

Wandering Stars
Wandering Stars
Close-up of the quilting

The Hoffman Challenge 2011 was featured again this year showing the work of quilters all across the globe.  These entries were really stunning!  The level of artistry and imagination are second to none.  Hoffman picks a fabric that has to be used in different categories such as pieced, applique, dolls, clothing, etc, and that fabric has to be used in your piece.  The 2012 challenge is open until July 20, 2012 and if you are interested, click on the aforementioned link and you will find the required fabric and rules that you need to follow.  Here are some of the quilts on display at the quilt show.

Jane checking out the Hoffman Challenge quilts

The flowers were so perfect!
One of my two favorites.
My other favorite.
The Bigfork Bay Cotton Company was the featured quilter.  This company specializes in unique raw edge applique quilt patterns.

We met some wonderful ladies at the show who asked us to display some of our guild's quilts next year.  So the Block Party Quilt Guild's quilts may also be on display here next year.  We are honored.  Thanks, Ardie.  I think that the next year's show dates will be April 26 & 27, 2013.  We will keep you posted.

Before we headed back for home, we stopped at The Enchanted Room.  We always seem to find something to buy here.

Lastly, a picture of my purchases from all three stops.  Two books, a rotary cutter, a new ruler, some thirties, a batik, brights for my New York Beauty QAL, some funky florals for an apron( HA, HA, Colleen)., a black for my Farmers Wife and some more Eva for a table runner for my last quilt. And no snow/rain to drive home in like last year.  It WAS a good day!!!

I almost forgot.  I am looking for a good pickle dish pattern.  Anyone have any recommendations? any books? anything???

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures as always!! And here I thought you were a one project girl!!! FW, NY beauty,table runner and apron!!