Today the show entries were delivered and put in their proper places. The entire morning seemed strange to all quilt faire veterans because there weren’t any lines of people waiting to check-in. It was as if someone was secretly directing traffic.
All entries are works of art, and seeing them in person (instead of in photos) is the best part. For that reason, you will not see any of the show posted here.
ONLY one sneak peek of one entry to whet your appetite. And you know how lousy a photographer I am, so you’ll have to factor that in as well.
This year’s peek is wonderfully unique. I usually choose a more traditional quilt – there are many this year I fell in love with, but this one caught my eye. I decided to choose it as a “teaser” because it would appeal to both young and not-so-young alike…
I would be cheating you if I did not give you a look into our boutique now that it is no longer empty…
Our Show Opens Tomorrow, Friday, October 21st, at 10:00 am.
On Memorial Day this year, our Guild will meet and decorate shoes. Not each other’s shoes, or even broken shoes. If you have attended our Quilt Faire at Ironstone Vineyards you probably noticed the shoes around the grounds. Each shoe is a piece of art in itself, but that is not the reason they line the pathways. If you follow the shoes, they lead you to the Quilt Show.
How did this come about? I will tell you the story as it was told to me. You will have to decide if you believe it…
If you remove the decorative plants, stones, and flowers from the winding path that travels along with Ironstone’s buildings, you would be looking at a confusing and intricate maze. The beautiful garden decor camouflages the nefarious purpose behind the winery’s design – to keep you there. A few paths actually take you to areas like the deli and wine tasting rooms. Also, to the Jewelry boutique and the antique vault. However, there are just as many pathways that lead to nowhere in particular. Like the Winchester Mystery House, without ghosts.
Because our Quilt Faire has many vendors, and demonstrations going on, people had a fun time and did not think anything was missing, until they returned home and realized they had not seen the splendid display of quilts, needlework, and dolls. We did not want this to happen anymore, so the “follow the shoes” procedure was established. Each year the shoes got more creative, blingy, and downright outlandish.