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Thread: Pictures from Hershey Quilt show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Patsy's "Mom"
    Wow! Those are some fabulous quilts! Is the black and white one pieced?
    Yes it is. I was mesmerized by that one. It is not my style but it was so incredible.

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    Thank you for sharing your quilt show adventure with us!!!
    That black and white quilt is awesome!!! I have gone back
    to that fabric many times online and it IS going into my stash next time!!
    Mother Earth also caught my soul!!! The 4 sisters was another stunning beauty!!

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    WOW!! What wonderful eye candy!!!

    I love the second mini---what a lot of patience that woman has!!

    The 4 sisters is amazing.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us.

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    Ok so tell me. I know these quilt shows are supposed to inspire us, but this time I came away rather intimidated I guess is the feeling. I know I will never do anywhere near as well as most of these. I have half a feeling of "why try" Other then the feeling that I do what I love for me I mean. It is like this show was for professionals and us "normal quilters" may as well stay home. How do you feel about it?

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    Oh my gosh, What gorgeous quilts.... Thanks for sharing

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    OH MY GOSH!
    Those are absolutely awesome!
    I want to do that when I grow up!
    Simply amazing!!!

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    There's nothing like a good quilt show to inspire and humble you! Gorgeous quilts--thanks for posting!

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    kwhite, to answer your question... we don't have to be the best to make great quilts. I've loved many of the quilts I've seen on this board and in shops, and they wouldn't qualify to be in that show. They're still really nice quilts.

    The artistry and creativity at that show was immense, but there's much more to quilting than just artistry (though of course we all want nice-looking quilts).
    --- quilts were originally functional, to keep you warm. Even the plainest quilts still do that
    --- we express ourselves in the quilts we make, we stitch the love and caring right in when we make a gift, and sometimes we stitch in hurt and tears (perhaps because we're quilting in memory of someone now gone)
    --- we can customize a quilt exactly the way someone wants it
    --- our personalities and preferences come through in our choices of designs, fabrics and stitches when we make our quilts, and this makes our own creations unique and worthwhile

    And to some degree we are all artistic. You don't decide not to cook just because you're not a Cordon Bleu chef. You have to cook if you want to eat, and you take pride in your personal specialties and the compliments they get, even if your recipes wouldn't get the blue ribbon in a contest.

    Same with quilts. I can't see myself ever mastering the thread painting technique that so blew me away at the show. I hope to make quilts as nice as the Baltimore Album one or the An Alphabet one someday. So I view the show quilts as what they are, top of the line, and just appreciate them.

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    Wow!! Such intricate work, I'll bet you had a blast!! The four women quilt is amazing as well. Thank you for sharing, I was looking forward to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Ok so tell me. I know these quilt shows are supposed to inspire us, but this time I came away rather intimidated I guess is the feeling. I know I will never do anywhere near as well as most of these. I have half a feeling of "why try" Other then the feeling that I do what I love for me I mean. It is like this show was for professionals and us "normal quilters" may as well stay home. How do you feel about it?
    I do feel like that as well, even when I see some stuff on here, I wonder if I can even get half as good, I would love to be able to do so much more, and I know it will take a lot of practice, so how old will I be when Ican do that? And do I have that much time left here on earth?

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