On Saturday Kelli and I ventured up to Blue Earth, Minnesota. There was a fun event happening there the 32nd Annual Upper Midwest Woodcarvers & Quilt Expo.
We met lots of great ladies and there were even guy quilters there too.
I snapped a picture about 15 minutes before our presentation began. We ended up with an even larger crowd. They were wonderful.
After the presentation Kelli and I walked the quilt show and took in all the great projects. Here are a few we snapped pictures of….
I loved the flannel utility quilt. Typically when I hit the thrift stores I leave the flannel shirts there but I’m thinking next time I go I might start collecting them. The quilt was great.
Here’s one for modern quilt lovers.
Kelli and I both liked the quilt below. It made us rethink using a large print for a background fabric.
Which way should we go? There are awesome quilts everywhere.
Kelli loved the next two quilts.
I loved this one. It’s all yo-yos. I’ve done a yo-yo piece and I know they aren’t easy. I can’t imagine this!
I snapped a picture of the caption and wanted to share that as well.
Talk about amazing…here was another amazing sight. A quilt made for a car!
I have to say this quilt was clever too. The creator used the fabric and enlarged the animals to make applique pieces for the front of the quilt then used the fabric for the backing it was a great idea.
I love ABC quilts so I had to check this quilt out. I really liked it.
I took a bit to admire the Hobo quilts. I know my friend Michelle from Michelle’s Romantic Tangle started one of these and I wanted to snap a picture to show her. I know I always like inspiration to pull out a UFO and get going on it. This picture might help her kind of like seeing Bonnie Hunter’s Pineapple Crazy in person sparked me.
The early educator in me admired this Spot quilt. I loved the bright colors and just know my kiddos would love it.
There were MANY more quilts made by very talented quilters. We were impressed.
Before we left town we had to stop and see the famed Green Giant statue.
As we headed towards home we had to taste test the fudge that was sent with us as a thank you gift….we had trouble picking our favorite…The strawberry margarita was high on top of the list as was the maple and the chocolate with nuts.
Thanks for inviting us. We enjoyed our day.
I have to say that I really enjoyed the Jo and Kelli show at the Quilt Show. The quilts were beautiful, and the stories about the creation of the quilts were very entertaining. I did manage to get some great fabric from the vendors. Here is what else I discovered, there is a large billboard advertising the Calico Hutch – they are exit 163 off of I-90, and only about a mile off the exit. I was pleasantly surprised to discover an Arby’s at exit 175.
There were also some great woodcarvers exhibits, although I was surprised that no one seemed to be selling their wood art.