This is what we saw when we arrived at the "Stitched From the Heart" show at the Coady International Institute at Saint Francis Xavier University, the same university where my hubby and I met many years ago while both receiving our degrees in Physical Education.
In addition to this spectacular arrangement of quilts in the courtyard, they had filled the gardens surrounding the courtyard with more quilts.
And then we paid a $3 admission and went into the quilt show, a show that filled two huge rooms including a juried show with quilts and hooked rugs, and another room filled to the rafters. It was amazing, wonderful, inspiring, fabulous and so much more, and I promise to share more quilts with you on another day! After all, I took over 100 pictures...
But since this is the Christmas Quiltalong, and I want to join my quiltalong friends for an hour or two before Woodworker Hubby and I enjoy a romantic supper, I thought I'd very quickly share with you some festive quilts with a festive theme!
Of course I had to start with some Santas...you know how I love Santas...this one was set up around a display of handcrafted dolls, bunnies, and bears sharing a Christmas quilt.
This little guy grew, and grew, and grew!
Don't you love the night stars?
Loved, loved, loved this one...I think I've seen the pattern somewhere.
The Christmas fabrics jumped out at me when I looked at this one...
Who can resist little trees? The vines were actually satin stitched with variegated thread.
This tree skirt was a work of art...I'd hate for any tree sap to land on this!
So, am I forgiven for being a little late? I'm trying to catch up... I took a very quick read of some of the Quiltalong posts and will soon visit Mr. Linky at Lynn's first post of the day right here to join the others participating today. Make sure you visit Lynn now, right now! She has a recipe, a tutorial and free pattern for today only for the cutest little Christmas mittens you will ever see, as well as a giveaway for the participants that will make your Christmas heart melt with delight if you are the one chosen.
Lynn will be emailing me Part 6 of the Festive Mystery and I will make sure to add this latest installment to the others that are located at the top of my blog. Thank you Quilt Sue and thank you, Lynn...a very special day all around.
Of course before I go, since this is a Christmas theme, make sure you remember to get your blocks ready for Think Christmas, the blog hop especially made for Christmas lovers! Created by the fabulous Madame Samm, and hosted by me, this blog hop is all ready to go with 56 quilters all lined up ready to show you their blocks from July 30 - August 3. You can find the schedule right here.
OK, now I'm going to my sewing corner. And I think this is the arrangement of my blocks that I'm going with, so I better get sewing!
Until next time, it's a great day for quilting!