Monday, July 15, 2013

Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild

My quilting buddy Janice, our new friend Cheryl and I all took a little drive to Hot Springs last Friday to attend a quilt show. My very first one!! I enjoyed it so much. One, well because I'm quilt obsessed...but two because it afforded me the pleasure of spending time with two like minded friends. I'm amazed that we never ran out of things to talk about. *grin*

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.
We Ooohed and Aaaahhhed constantly as we looked at all the beautiful quilts. And we spent quite a bit of time searching out perfect fabrics for Cheryl's next project. I bought one little fat quarter but could have spent a fortune. All that fabric, all those tools....well, you get the idea.
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.

  Loved the variegated thread in the quilting on this one!

 This star quilt inspired Janice and me to do something like it for one of our 2014 BOMs.

  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.

 Another star quilt. I feel drawn to them for some reason.

 The back of the star quilt above. Some of the quilting on these things were unbelievable.

 Lovely Christmas quilt.

 Kaleidoscope. I want to do one of these someday.

 More stars but an easier pattern I think. Love the orange around the edges that make a border unnecessary.

 Just look at the intricate quilting in these two photos.


 Gorgeous primary colors make this sampler pop. The quilting was all geometric shapes. Really fun.

 Wonderful Arkansas Razorback quilt. 

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.


  1. lovely quilts, creepy about the black and red quilt. I just finished a one block wonder quilt top-look at my blog :)

  2. I was there Friday morning Belinda! I bet we crossed paths. :) Did you see the black and white quilt - wasn't it striking! I saw lots of gorgeous quilts, spent way too much money at the vendors and a great lunch with friends. Super day! blessings, marlene

  3. Beautiful quilts! What an awesome day you all had! I hope you get to do it more!!!

    I TRIED to see swastikas in that quilt. Couldn't see it. It looks like flower petals to me. ;)