NQA Quilt Show

I had the privilege of volunteering at the 2013 NQA Show this year in Columbus, Ohio.

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I was a sack-sitter. I baby-sat quilters’ purchases while they went to shop for more…hahaha. Actually it is a very useful service. It’s like a coat-check system but it’s summer and no one is wearing a coat. So we checked shopping bags, suitcases, rolling carts, lunch boxes, even fencing equipment. Yep, fencing equipment. There was a fencing conference going on next door and a lady from that conference stopped in to look at the beautiful quilts. She was from California. She said she was a knitter but she appreciated the art of quilting. I love meeting interesting people.

After my volunteer time was over I had the pleasure of viewing all the beautiful quilts. And I took several pictures. Here are the pictures of the top winners.

Best of Show Lrg Quilt

Best of Show Large Quilt

Best of Show close-up

Best of Show close-up

As you can see the quilting is beautiful!

Best of Show Medium Quilt

Best of Show Medium Quilt

Close up of the texture

Close up of the textured fabric

I don’t know how the quilter obtained such texture on this plant, it looked real. I wanted to touch it…but I didn’t.

Best of Show Small Quilt

Best of Show Small Quilt

Other Best of Show Quilts

Other Small Best of Show Quilts

Best Machine Quilting Large Quilt

Best Machine Quilting Large Quilt

As I sorted through my pictures I realized I did not take a closeup of the Best Machine Quilting Large, Medium or the Small quilts. Apparently I was more impressed with the quilting on the Best of Show quilt. I guess that’s why it’s the Best of Show.

Best Machine Quilting Medium Quilt

Best Machine Quilting Medium Quilt

Best of Show

Best of Show

I’m not sure the category of the above quilt. Perhaps NQA has a whole cloth category. This quilt is beautiful! You need to see it in person to truly appreciate it. Here is a closeup.

Best of Show close up

Best Hand Quilting Large Quilt

Best Hand Quilting Large Quilt

Best Hand Quilting Medium Quilt

Best Hand Quilting Medium Quilt

There were lots of beautiful quilts. I love to go to quilt shows it always inspires me.

After looking at all the top winners, I then meandered through the rest of the show and took pictures of quilts that caught my eye. I will post those tomorrow. Stay tuned…

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