How impressive, that so many of the most beautiful quilts were hand-quilted ! If only I had the time, patience and skill. These quilters are to be commended for keeping the pure art alive.
Now, I don't want to offend the machiners out there, but there's just something really special about a hand-quilted piece.
I love green and white quilts. Some day I will make one. In the meantime, I will enjoy others. The green and white shown below is called Christmas Harmony and was created by Anne Smith of West Dennis, MA and Marjorie Lydecker of Yarmouthport, MA - both from the Cape.
Having seen as much as possible, we headed out for a bite to eat and stumbled across a small cafe, where we were greeted by the owner/head chef, with the biggest smile - I think she was actually happy we were there. The little restaurant was bright and clean and fun. The service was 100 out of 10 and the food, well, let's just say, right up there with the best. If you're ever in the heart of Lowell, MA, look for Mama Lia's at 25 Merrimack Street. And... we took some of her menus back to the show and passed them out to anyone, who looked hungry !
Having seen the show, we then walked to the Quilt Museum, where we viewed the wonderful Contemporary Broderie Perse: An Elegant Revival exhibit. What a treat !
As always, the day must end, but what a fun day it was ! Think the best part of the day was just being with and seeing friends and enjoying all that quilting brings to our lives.
And sew on...