Anyway, this is where we went. And this will be a photo heavy post, so be warned.... *wink* I'll make them smaller and you can click on them to view the full size photo if you like.
Here are a few of the lovely quilts we viewed.
One of the first ones we saw and of course it caught my eye due to having a grandson on the brain most of the time. LOL.
Lovely colors and work.
A lady standing beside us while we were viewing this quilt disliked it immensely. All she could see when she looked at it were swastikas. Very disturbing.
I love the idea of this quilt, even though I'm not big on black and white quilts. Love the design of it.
More stars but an easier pattern I think. Love the orange around the edges that make a border unnecessary.
And last but not least of my photos..... This quilt isn't anything out of the ordinary at first glance. You automatically know it took a lot of work, but it was made from scraps with no real pattern except for the blocks themselves.When we looked closer, and then read the description, we learned that the entire thing, from start to finish, was hand done. It took FIVE YEARS. We thought she deserved first place. None of the quilts we liked best won anything though. And we didn't get to see all of them. We got hungry and left to eat. We intended going back, but our feet hurt and Cheryl needed to get ready for work, so we left Hot Springs.
An added bonus was that we saw some ladies we knew from Rison, and my sister's mother-in-law as well. I wonder how many others that we knew were there and we just missed them. It was a wonderful day.