I entered the lower level of the Helena Civic Center which had vendors around the outside perimeter & quilts hanging in the center area. Looking up into the chandeliers, I noticed another level - WOW! Chandeliers & quilts are lovely together - don't forget when designing next dream house! lol
This quilt is called Sidelights - I just had to add a closeup shot of the Inspirational Words the quilter added - making the design her own:
I'm always on the lookout for needlework & quilting combinations. Here's a lovely sample (quilt on left - one block closeup on right):
|I'm in love with circles, spirals, saw blades & wheels ....|
|Snowy & Gray|
|Those are pieced PENCILS!!|
|Nice collection of work - I swear the Bear kept staring at me as I walked by :)|
|Critters & Coffee!!|
|Very creative - I LOVE how the swing is tilting the center block - my favorite FUN piece of the show.|
And, some more!
OK, I ran out of time after that :) There was much more to see & buy (although I managed to blow my budget anyway)!!
It's hard to top a fantastic quilt show that happens once every two years. But, the most wonderful thing about Montana isn't found indoors!
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
--- Robert Frost