Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Part 3 and Final Installment of the Genesee Valley Quilt Fest

At this festival, oftentimes you'll see a vendor that has expanded her textile reach far beyond quilts. Pat Pauly is one such. She makes these fabulous hand painted aprons.

There are vintage quilts at the fest also. I took photos of some of my favorites. These were made before computerized quilting machines. All the tiny stitches and patterns were done by hand.

I saved what I consider to be the "best" for last. I have seen this quilt before at a previous quilt fest but I was so pleased to see it again. It is huge and tells a story. In fact, I consider it a historical document of family letters back and forth from Europe to America during World War II.

The quilter used the old letters, a Western Union telegram and a photo of the mama to tell the story.

Because it seems I have been sewing almost forever, you can see why this annual event is a highlight for me.

1 comment:

  1. I would have loved to go to this. Of course I missed it this year. Will have to mark it for next year.