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Thread: Pics from small Quilt Show in Florence Wisconsin

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    Lisa T's Avatar
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    My mom is a member of the historical society in Florence, Wisconsin and this year the group decided to put on a quilt show. I was invited to help set up and answer questions and watch the quilts on the day of the show.

    The group put articles in the local papers and some gorgeous antique quilts were offered, plus some of the more prolific local quilters loaned a lot of contemporary or Thimbleberry type quilts. And my mom had at least a dozen to bring in- she's an awesome quilter. We ended up with over 70 quilts to show.

    The show was held in an old Victorian house that has been restored so the house was worth walking through on it's own. We displayed the quilts all throughout the house, draped on chairs or beds, wherever we could fit them. I realized after we cleaned up that I only took a few pics. So I will post those and if I can get more pics from anyone else I will add those later.

    The ladies outside reported that many of the people who were leaving said it was the nicest show the area had ever had. They said it was wonderful to see the quilts laid out like that. YAY! I grinned like a fool all day- it was so much fun to answer questions- and to be able to handle some of the beautiful quilts... well, that was a treat, too!

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    bluework- made by my mom
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    We even used the bathrooms for displaying quilts
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    This quilt is made from a little girl's baby jammies. The maker fussy cut the little patches out of them. It's the softest sweetest thing.
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    This was an absolutely gorgeous cathedral windows quilt. The lady on the left is the maker. She said it took 3 years.
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    This quilt was amazing.
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    A little section of the kitchen
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    we hung damaged or utility quilts on the railings and pinned signs to them
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    embroidered fan squares took 40 hours each. This quilt actually belongs to ME!! My mom made it for me as a wedding gift.
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    She embroidered these little flowers in every corner. Stunning!
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    Ohhhh, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks! It was so cool. I wish I had more pictures. I didn't think of it til it was almost over. :0(

    There were some beauties that I didn't get pics of.

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    Wow!! What a neat way to display everything, looks beautiful.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    I love it. Thanks for sharing

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    Alot of beautiful quilts there, great pictures. Thank-You for sharing with us.

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    Ver pretty house and the quilts look so nice displayed like that. Thanks for sharing pictures!

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    Thanks for posting these Lisa....the venue was just perfect, exactly the right place to showcase quilts. Some stunning pieces there.

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    Wow, fantastic quilts!!!

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    Thanks for sharing hese lovely quilts with us.

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    What a wonderful idea! It looks like it was a lovely show. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    Oh, great quilts! I wish I could have been there, glad it tuned out so nice!

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    Very pretty. Liked the way they displayed the quilts.

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    Thanks for sharing! Those quilts were beautiful! Loved the embroidered fans! You are one lucky lady!

    Such a neat venue to have the show at, too!

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    A great show, Thanks for sharing...

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    Beautiful! The house and the quilts, both.
    What a thrill to be able to share this and the love of quilting with your Mom! A true blessing for both of you.
    Wish I had mine to share with.

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    :thumbup: would have so loved to been there to see the beautiful quilts, and they neat way they were set up, good show ladies.

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    That house was the perfect place for the show! Wish I could have walked through and looked at everything! Your Mom is an awesome quilter....Thanks for taking us along :thumbup: :-)

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    Thanks Lisa for showing the nice pictures of the show. It was almost like being there. What a nice old home to set it up in too. I could just see myself sitting there having sweet tea in the gazebo. LOL! Picture hat and all.

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    What a beautiful show of Quilts, I host a Quilt show every year for the past four years in Pe Ell, WA. the dates this year are August 7th & 8th any one in the area is welcome to attend and enjoy our past and present threads of history along with many beautiful quilts by local quilters.

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    Wish I were there!

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    Very Neat!!! I like how the displays were done. Very creative. Lovely quilts.

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    Such a neat way to display the quilts. Pass along my congrats to all the quilt makers.

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    I would have been in quilt heaven in Florence!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing. Might give our leagues some great ideas.

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    Thank you for sharing this show with us!!! The house is gorgeous and so are the quilts!!!
    I love the wedding quilt your mom made for you :D:D:D

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