Des Moines Area Quilt Show and AQS Show 2013

We come home worn out, but wake up early the next morning with a mind swirling of what we were exposed to.  We get up and get ready for another grand day at the quilt show.

View of the venders!

View of the venders!

The convention center of Des Moines is well arranged to take care of all the quilts, vendors and guests.

Stepping back in time always interests me.  Leigh L. did so elegantly with her reproduction of an 1800s quilt.

Leigh's quilt juried into the AQS show.

Leigh’s quilt juried into the AQS show.

Just having fun is okay to and Anita G did it so well with a collection of polka-dots fabric.

Anita won a blue ribbon at the AQS show

Anita won a blue ribbon at the AQS show

Another fabric collection turned my mind to another great lay-out idea.

Cherry fabric beyond the basket

Cherry fabric beyond the basket

Then there is the learning.  How about trying gray backgrounds?  It sure complimented Pat J’s great appliqué work.

Pat's great idea of ground got her juried in to AQS

Pat’s great idea of ground got her juried in to AQS

Of course we cannot but appreciate the long arm work.  This time AQS awarded Mary S.’s quilt with the honor.

Mary S's best of show long arm work

Mary S’s best of show long arm work

But the Best of Show award this year went to a quilter who used her humble regular sewing machine to do all her quilting!

best of show 2

Best of Show 2013 AQS -DM

Best of Show 2013 AQS -DM

If you get stressed and think you cannot compete, try the humble four patch.  This one got juried in to AQS!

4-patch juried into a show!

4-patch juried into a show!

I have not even seen all the quilts yet!  I will add the Raffle Quilt for the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild part of the show.  It has occupied my mind and time for seven months.  But it was not just me.  I had 25 other guild members to help me out on the project.

2013 DMAQG Raffle Quilt

2013 DMAQG Raffle Quilt

Today I will return to the show with camera in hand!

Advertisements

One response

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s