Thursday, May 7, 2015

Portland Quilt Show

Whew! I've returned from sunny Portland and am back in Virginia, enjoying my first gray day in over a week. I was visiting family in Portland and attended the NW Quilters' Guild quilt show. My sister entered two quilts. She has been making baby quilts for charity, but this was her first time entering quilts for a show.

Many areas sponsor quilt shop hops or tours where quilters visit each quilt shop in an area. Usually each shop offers a block pattern and fabric to make the Hop/Tour sponsored quilt. While a lot of people I know participate in these, my sister's quilt is the first I've seen carried to completion!

(Please note that the black arrow on green is part of a sign attached to the quilt...and not part of the quilt itself.)

Here is the second quilt my sister entered. I don't think my photo does it justice, but it was hard to get a photo without some random family member blocking part of it.

And now that I'm back, I need to gather the courage to explore what has happened in the sewing room while I've been gone. I also have to catch up on all the activity in blog land and over at the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.


  1. Congratulation to your sister on entering into her first show! I have said that one day I will make a row by row quilt,never have done, but each time I see one on a blog my interest is sparked again - love the clover she has at the end of the row. Her geometric quilt is cleverly done.

  2. Oh wow, I love that second quilt!

  3. Both quilts are absolutely gorgeous. I think your owls have been up to no good.... My cats got a call from them a couple days ago. Something about a green owl.... (?).... See you on RSC..

  4. Those are fantastic!!! You guys have some major talent in your family!!