Monday, May 11, 2015

Thimbleweeds Quilt Show

Each spring, the Thimbleweeds quilt group of Rio Rancho, NM hosts an outdoor quilt show at Veterans Memorial Park. The smell of fresh baked cookies stocking the bake sale wafts through the air; a bubble blower shoots delicate, iridescent balls into the flower gardens; a gentle breeze airs the quilts; and music from a vintage record player sends out cheery melodies in the distance. When the weather cooperates, as it did this year, the annual show is one of my favorite family outings.
Won't you join me for a stroll around the park? 
This pattern really lends itself to a wide range of print sizes.
This quilt tackled both intricate paper piecing and the use of unconventional fabric types.
A range of sizes was represented.
Many of the quilts were products of guild retreats and workshops.
There's something about his color scheme that makes me so happy!
The temptation to collect novelty prints becomes insurmountable when I see classics like this jar quilt.
Quilts new and old, of all sizes and styles, are welcome to be part of the sun-lit display. 

Antique treasures hang alongside recently made pieces.

It was wonderful to see a few finishes from a class I taught to the guild. You are welcome to the pattern.
Another pleasant surprise was seeing the owl quilt I created for Thimbleweed's community service committee.
Thanks for joining me. Come back to see Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta highlights here on the blog, if you're unable to come in person. The Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting an exhibit of quilts from Quilt Con 2014, so I highly recommend you check out the show if you'll be near Albuquerque May 21-23.
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  1. Wonderful stroll, thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the walk in the park. Must have been even prettier in person.