Yesterday was the Piney River Quilt Guild's bi-annual quilt show in Houston, Missouri, about 12 miles south of here. It was a lovely pre-Fall day and Hubby offered to go with me. The show is held in the Methodist church and every possible spot and room was bursting with beautiful quilts, many of them very old hand-quilted treasures. One room was dedicated to hand-made items for sale. There was everything from quilts and table runners to pincushions, Kindle covers, coasters, burp pads, tote bags etc. In another room they were selling and giving away bags of scraps and quilt patterns and magazines.
The lighting in the sanctuary was perfect. Quilts adorned every wall and were also draped over the backs of the pews. We were given plastic gloves at the door to wear if we wanted to touch the quilts. I was happy to see there were quilts made by oldsters and youngsters.
Taking pictures was a bit difficult because other than in the sanctuary the lighting was dim and the aisles were so close together it was impossible to capture whole quilts ~~ just snippets here and there.
Just inside the sanctuary was a display of patriotic quilts mixed in with military uniforms and memorabilia.
1940's music was playing softly in the background. This really felt like a step back in history.
At the top of a flight of stairs was a vignette with a Singer treadle machine, an old Double Wedding Ring quilt and photos in tribute to a beloved quilter ~~
This gorgeous Farmer's Wife quilt was made by Mary Joens, the first President of the Guild. Mary does beautiful piecing and gorgeous hand quilting ~~~
Another quilt that also caught my eye was a Tea Cup quilt made by Bev Flowers. Her fabric selections are gorgeous! The machine quilting in a geometric pattern compliments this quilt perfectly. Bev has really grown as a quilter over the years.
My pictures don't do justice to the gorgeous quilts.
I can't think of a nicer way to spend a Saturday afternoon than being surrounded by quilts, quilters and quilty friends!