Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
July 12, 2011 § 12 Comments
Laurie and I got up at 6am and drove into town to watch the hanging of the quilts. But they didn’t start hanging until 7 or 7:30 so we sat at the coffee shop and drank coffee until then. The firemen hang the quilts off of The Stitchin’ Post building. While simultaneously there are assigned groups of people hanging quilts on every building around town. It was all done within an hour or so.
What impresses me most about this show is the planning that goes into it. Not only the organizational efforts of just making it happen, but also the aesthetic quality. So many of the quilts are paired with buildings that match the theme of the quilt and quilts are grouped together by style and color. Someone has been working hard behind the scenes before we ever see it out on the street. In fact, the whole week of classes seemed so smoothly orchestrated as well!
I can’t even imagine how much business this coffee shop does during the week of the quilt show. When we left to go watch the quilts being hung the line to order was out the door and around the sidewalk! When we got there at 6am there was no line and just a handful of people sitting inside.
This is the antique quilt that almost came home with me. I just loved it! But I was hesitating… and when I went back it was gone. Next time I need to make a faster decision!
There are more photos of the quilt show over HERE on my Flickr account. Enjoy! It was such a fun week!!