Thursday, September 26, 2013

American Quilt Study Charleston

There was just so much to see and do during this year's American Quilt Study in Charleston...
                                                                 Chintz circa 1820...
it was great but I am still recovering energy!

In addition to the great paper presentations, show and tell, vendors and auction I took a seminar on the color Cheddar,

 toured the Quilt Exhibit at the Charleston museum (wonderful!), and took part in a round-table on string-quilts!

Add that to lots of walking around seeing the Charleston sites and eating way too much good food...it made for a great seminar!

I did bring home a couple of quilt tops, a quilt, and lots of books.  It is a great opportunity to get quilt history and textile books...the only one I missed was one on Chintz...have to go back and get it on Amazon.

I brought home Carpenter's wheel top from the auction.  It has a great collection of browns, pinks and indigo.

The live auction was a lot of fun and the proceeds go to support the American Quilt Study Group.

This is part of a turn of the century Ocean Wave that I picked up in the vendor mall.  This is my third O.W. so I guess you could call that a collection!  It all fits in with a program I do on quilt collecting...like how I rationalize that one!

12 comments:

Sue said...

Been reading attendees blogs . It sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
Relax and regain your strength.

Elaine Adair said...

Yep -- you had a great time!!! Wonderful prchases, goodies, books, quilts. What more can you ask for, oh yes, food!

Kathy in FL said...

Re: your Ocean Waves, that's my favorite saying -- Two's a pair, three's a collection! Loved to see the new one.

Pippa Moss - Welsh Quilts said...

I'm very glad to see that you bought one of the BQSG Quilt Studies! Many thanks.....glad you had a good time.

Cherry said...

It sounds like it was a great time. I'm a little jealous - the Amish Quilt - Creating an American Icon book is not available until Oct. 31st.

Freda Fields Alley said...

What fun you must have had! And all that eye candy! And vendors! And quilts/quilt tops! And books! What more can a girl ask for?

:)

Maybe someday I will learn to like cheddar...

Janet O. said...

A whole seminar on Cheddar? How cool!
I love the tops you acquired. It is all in the name of work, right? : )

regan said...

Oh my! Looks like an amazing time! Those books look so great! And those blocks and quilts are gorgeous! And I can't get enough of cheddar! My friend and I recently went to the Lowell Quilt Museum in MA for their 'A Taste of Cheddar' Exhibit......amazing in every way! I'm so glad that cheddar is getting more popular, and we are getting more opportunity to see it! I think all the antique quilts with cheddar somehow make it to the top of my favorites list! :o)

So glad you had such a good time! Rest and take care of yourself now!

Tonya Ricucci said...

yay! love that log cabin with cheddar. and whee cheddar w string circles!!! and ocean waves! lots to love here. how is the new Amish quilts book? I've been eyeing that one...

cityquilter grace said...

love that ocean waves....gorgeous

sewkalico said...

I like how you had your story ready to' defend' your purchases ;) Sounds like you had a wonderful, and very busy tine.

Vic in NH said...

That Ocean Waves with the bright flecks of cheddar and bright wholesome red is just too die for! I'm so glad that it came home with you.