Thursday, March 13, 2014
AQS Quilt Show
How cute is this antique block? I don't even really like yo yos but I love this block.
Yesterday I went to the AQS quilt show in Lancaster. To make it easier you can go to the Renegade shops that are off site and take a shuttle into the big city. At the Renegade vendors I found this lovely lady who had all sorts of vintage quilt, fabrics and blocks.
I love the french knots inside the yo yos, so sweet!
Here is a shot of the whole quilt. It was not for sale and was the vendor's favorite quilt! I am going to recreate this one, but may change it up a bit. It's on the to do list....
I did buy 99 vintage string pieced diamonds.
They are all pieced differently. The fabrics are from the 1930's and 40's. The whole time I was thinking my friends Jane and Sujata would love these.
Check out the cute little girl. I love that the blocks have black in them too, it makes them more interesting to me and not so cutesy.
Now what to do with them.....
Lots of possibilities...
This is one of the very few things I bought at the show. It is a Pressing Stick by Clover. The part I like is that wedge shape on the left hand side. You can use it to push out edges that you are trying to iron down that keep rolling up. Like the edges of those bibs...
Overall I was disappointed with the show. It looks very tired and there were hardly any quilts there either. Usually you are fighting to get inside a vendor booth. Not so, hardly anyone was there. Four quilts stores in our area closed recently, what's going on? Still the economy? Where were all the quilts?
Just my opinion (please take into account I don't feel well today!). I would love to hear what others who attended think.