I am finally home from recent travels down home and I can post about the 2014 Shipshewana Quilt Festival, June 25-28 in Indiana Amish Country. The day I went to the show wasn't the best day for me...I had been up and driving since the wee hours of the morning to take Riley to music camp on the Michigan west coast. I didn't get to Shipshewana until 3:30 in the afternoon!
With only a couple of hours to see the show and get pictures, it was not the quilt show experience I had hoped for. There was not enough lighting in the two halls where the quilts were hung to get good pictures without using flash photography (which was prohibited). I apologize for the pictures ahead of time. Where the labels didn't photograph well (or at all), I will try to at least give you the quilter's name.
Someone was kind enough to take my picture with my quilt (WITH the flash...since it was my quilt, I didn't mind...). My quilt was in such a dark place...and a minority (most quilts were machine quilted).
I loved all the tiny, scrappy houses (on my bucket list...) in this next quilt...interesting setting.
So many lovely quilt, so few ribbons (sigh)...
The following quilt won second place, "Pieced-Large."
The following quilt won second place, "Applique-Large." It is called "I Dream of Wild Horses," made by Kristin Vierra.
The colorful machine quilting in the black areas surrounding the horses was very hard to photograph in that light.
The following quilt won third place, "Mixed Techniques-Large." It was one of the few hand quilted quilts at the show!
The next one was made and entered by my blog buddy, Jill...such a beautiful quilt with nice hand quilting.
I have this pattern somewhere in the quilt cave...it was fun to see it in person...
The following quilt won third place, "Mixed Techniques-Small."
It is called "Bauer's Flowers," made by Mary Bauer (sorry about the blurry label).
The next quilt is small and the paper piecing is TINY!
It was fun to see a beautiful "Phebe" quilt there. Yep...me and the judges had very different tastes...
I love double wedding ring quilts, and this was one of two really nice ones that were in the show.
For those keeping score at home, three of the quilts in this post were hand quilted. More quilts and more winners in the next post...