Monday, August 8, 2011

Harrison County Fair Quilt Turning - 2011

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Well, hurray for me!!!! I have been working on this slideshow of our Quilt Turning for about 4 days!! You have no idea how frustrated I am. I could get the Smilebox loaded but when I previewed it, it would not play. So finally I posted it for real and it PLAYED!!! I guess it just won't play in the preview, anyway it didn't for me...I'm hoping you all know about Quilt Turnings? It is a great way to have a "sit down" quilt show. Anyone can bring a quilt to show on the day of the turning and they are taken home with them the same day too. No sorting or hanging of quilts for a show.  The quilts are placed one on top of another on a faux bed, and then they are shown one at a time. We had each owner write a little story about their quilt, who made it, who owns it, the name of the pattern, antique or not and etc. Then we have someone read each story as the quilts are being held up for the ooh's and aah's. There were some interesting stories connected with these quilts and I wish I had them to share some with you. I hope you enjoy the slide show because it took a lot out of me and now I think I'm going to make myself a little Peachie whilst I cook myself a chicken breast...what's a Peachie, you ask?  If you want to know, you only have to ask!!! Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of evening...

6 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great job. Wonderful quilts. Aren't computers just so frustrating! Pretty much everything about them frustrates me. Thanks for the quilt show.

Melody said...

Just watched your smilebox presentation and it is wonderful. I've never heard of a quilt Turning but what a brilliant idea.
Fabulous quilts on display. What a talented group.

Karen said...

I love that idea of the bed turning. There are some wonderful old quilts and some newer ones too! What fun!

Linda said...

What a great slideshow. There are some beautiful quilts there!!!

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing the slideshow! There were some amazing quilts at your turning show.

MarianneD said...

Thank you for the lovely slideshow,
greetings from Holland!
Oh,the translator works...;-)
Marianne