Blount County Quilters Guild 2013 Quilt Show, Oneonta, Alabama

This is for my dear friend Linda who was not able to attend the show this year. I went for her and made some pictures of the beautiful quilts. She has been a tad under the weather.  I know this is not as good as being there in person but you will be next year! I will see you there!

I do want you to know you have to be the most loved. Everyone at the show that I stopped and talked with always was talking about you how they missed you there. I will say it was not the same hearing “CHHHHHHRRRRIIISS”  Next year you’ll have to work double time to make up for not coming this year!!! Linda is my security blanket. I am shy sometimes at functions and very nervous about going and if I know she is going to be there I find her first thing, head her way and stick to her like Elmers Glue.

DSCN8066This is the cutest wagon. It is decorated up for every season. It is on the way to Palisades Park where the quilting cottage is. I have often wondered what the inside of the ladies house looks like because always outside is so beautifully decorated for each season. She is very creative.


The ladies always hangs old tops in the trees on the way to the cottage. Oh how I wanted this one for my very own. I left it there. I am too old to have a mug shot!


This orange quilt was a tiny miniature beautifully stitched. Look at the light spot on the left from the camera flash.. You can see the quilting. I loved this.DSCN8077

I want to say this is a pineapple quilt pattern. Maybe I am correct on this.


You can not go wrong with scrappy.DSCN8079

This blue and yellow reminded me of the french country look.DSCN8080

This one was really old looking. I love those old Grandma feel good quilts. You know you were cold or sick and you were on the couch and Granny always covered you up with one of her quilts. It made a lot of us well!DSCN8081

I thought this was was really nice. It has a lot of machine embroidery in it and neatly done.DSCN8082

Same on this one. I loved all the machine embroidery. Very nice.DSCN8083

Dresden plate. You can not go wrong with this.DSCN8084

Cute mouse quilt.DSCN8085

This was was of a mountain in China. Right now it slips my mind the name. I think there is an apple with the same name? Or close.DSCN8086

Redwork. Do you know you just draw the pattern off or iron it on that washes off, get your red embroidery thread and go to work? You actually can use any color you wish. Coloring books and the ones online are awesome patterns. My mother used to make Raggedy Ann and Andy quilts. She had a coloring which I have now and we had an homemade light box before light boxes were cool. We took an old end table and my stepfather cut a hole in it and put a piece of glass over the top.Mother then taped the pattern to the glass with masking tape pinned the pattern over the top. We then put a small lamp under the table and had the most awesome light box. Better than any you can buy at the store. Just be sure to use one of those pins that water dissolves the patterns.   DSCN8087

Somebody really loved Elvis.. I thought this was a nice quilt.DSCN8088

This was an adorable quilt. I loved the food on it in the jars.DSCN8089

I think this was Phoenix headed toward the sun.DSCN8090

I do not know the name of this one but I liked it. Tumbling Blocks maybe? I just liked it.DSCN8163

Civil War fabrics. It was really pretty in person. Not the war but the quilt.DSCN8162

Another view of the Civil War Fabrics. I love that collection.DSCN8161

If this quilt was mine which I would love it if was because I am a scrappy nut… I’d call it “Waste Not Want Not.” That is exactly what the lady did . It was made out of scraps and I saw Halloween with Christmas and just about everything. It reminded me of a quilt I did one time where I cut all the butterfly wings out and put in a bag and drew out two to sew together and FORCED myself to sew whatever came out of the bag. Luckily no two of the same came out.  Our eye normally wants to match and sometimes when we do not match we get the best results. SO ANYTHING GOES!DSCN8159

Up close and personal of Dear Jane. This was one of two Best of Show awards.. This lady also won the second BOS coming up in a few pictures! I forget how many blocks is in this quilt. I want to say 125. I may be wrong but I know there was a ton and it takes a long time to make one and very tiny pieces and I have no desire to make one but I like seeing someone else do one.DSCN8158

Dear Jane you sure have a lot of pieces.. DSCN8157

Here Dear Jane is again!


Pull up a chair I have a confession.  When I saw this quilt I started drooling. I LOVE IT. The lady looked to me like she took thread like embroidery thread and made the hair and she beaded some parts of the clothes.  I just could not quit looking at this for a few minutes and was trying to decide if I wanted to send a letter to her or not asking about the pattern and it hit me. I HAVE THIS SAME PATTERN IN MY SEWING STUDIO..  I need to do some serious housekeeping in my little Heaven on earth sewing room. Sometimes I go to get a pattern and go through ALL my patterns and find several of the same thing. Maybe two or three of the same patterns AND BOOKS..  I guess that is not knowing what you have and NOT being organized. I know none of you ever do that??? Or do you????? Confess it is good for the soul.DSCN8155 DSCN8154

Eileen one of the talented ladies made this quilt. Paper pieced , oh Lord what is this pattern. MARINERS COMPASS.. I think my brain is tired.. Well I never have mastered the paper piece technique but I was so impressed when I saw this quilt of hers. I do not know why I am surprised everything she has ever done was a winner in my book. Beautiful work.DSCN8153

I know you all will not believe this that knows me and knows how I love wild and crazy in my quilting but this bird quilt was my favorite. I know it is nothing really elaborate or massive in pattern design but it was comfort to me. I just loved it and I would love to have the pattern so I could make me one or two or three …. you know how that goes. If you make something you like you’ll make them until you are sick of it!! Well maybe not that much but you get the idea.  I loved it. All the quilts were beautiful but this one spoke to me. “Ask to buy me, take me home with you, don’t you want me???.” Yep to all the questions but it was not for sale, I was not about to snatch and grab and yes I wanted you VERY MUCH my lovely.DSCN8151

I loved these colorful roosters. They were really cute.DSCN8150

This one was beautiful. All done by hand. I do not have the patience. I admire the ones that do. I’d have it in the rag bag on to something new. I was left out on that patience gene. I totally have about a second or half second of patience. I’ll snatch you up in a heartbeat and holler at you. I wish I was not that way but I am. DSCN8149

This was the second of Best of Show. Can you see why? It was beautifully done and it was hanging where I really could not get a full picture of it but just from this you can tell the work that was put in this quilt. AND HAND QUILTED. I never mastered that and never wanted to. I leave it for the ladies that love quilting by hand.DSCN8145

This one was very nice. Scrappy and very sweet.DSCN8144

This was a touching quilt. See the old photo’s that was scanned on fabric. It looked to be photo’s of Navy men back from the 50’s.  I really like this quilt. Very patriotic.DSCN8143

Linda just squealed. I heard it! You see she LOVES BLACK AND WHITE.. sometimes we call her a newspaper.. What is black and white and read all over!!!   She really does a lot of work with these colors and she loves them. Didn’t you squeal Linda?DSCN8142

Log cabin put together to make these house designs. Reminds me of the famous quilter Flavin Glover.. Lord I hope I called her name correctly.  I have some of her books and droll  over her patterns and dream about staying off Facebook and reading others blogs and start designing and cleaning up all my UFO’s so I can do some new things. You all help me.. Fuss at me!DSCN8141

I really liked this.. The way the darker fabrics framed the lighter squares. It was really pretty in person.DSCN8140

This was very nice and had a lot of fancy quilting in it. It was really pretty.DSCN8139

Who would not love this apple quit. It was another comfort quilt to me. Loved it.DSCN8138

Help me Rhonda.. I had to save this draft and go to the dictionary online to make sure I got this word correctly KALEIDOSCOPE.  This is a Kaleidoscope quilt. The neat thing about it is you find the UGLIEST fabric on earth with repeats, cut the pattern out and sew it back together and it looks like one of those things we spent hours as a kid laying on the ground with it facing the sun hearing the glass prisms move and OHHING AND AAAHING and maybe that is why so many have cataracts my age because of staring up towards the sun with those things but you have to admit those were pretty cool to look at and so are these Kaleidoscope quilts.DSCN8137

This looks Civil War to me and it was a real lovely quilt in person.DSCN8136

Dear Jane here you are again!DSCN8135

This was nice. The purple was very pretty with the greens. A lot of  fancy quilting.DSCN8134

I liked this quilt very much. Lonestar pattern.DSCN8133

This one was cute as two bugs. I just loved it in person.DSCN8132

Plain and simple scrappy. I loved it very much. I guess I am just an old Raggedy Ann living in a Barbie Doll world because give the me simple scrappy ones every time!DSCN8131

This one was nice and very cool twisted hearts.DSCN8126

Christmas time is coming.. The snowmen and women looked adorable. My friend Terri would love that one. She loves Snowman.DSCN8125

Batik Wedding Ring. There was not a lot of room left so it was folded but you can still see the beauty of it.DSCN8124

Embroidery or Cross stitch birds. I guess it is about the same. All involves a needle and thread and very good eyes!!!! DSCN8123

This Redwork was so cute. DSCN8122

Oh this was a crazy quilt and I did not capture the hundreds of stitches on this but it was really nice.DSCN8120

I want to say a man made this. There were a couple that were done by men and VERY IMPRESSIVE MOST IMPRESSIVE(using my Darth Vader imitation voice)DSCN8119

Loved this one.DSCN8118

Hey you Auburn Fans. This was one tied together.It was really cute.DSCN8117

Better watch out better not cry.. SANTA IS WATCHING YOU EVERY NIGHT if this is your quilt. HE WAS SO CUTE in all those scenes. I guess it is true he is everywhere! Behave!DSCN8116

I definitely know a man made this Dresden quilt. He made it on a dare. On the ticket it said someone dared him to make it , his wife I think and he did and now he is ADDICTED. Yep buddy know the feeling. I sometimes look at my tons of yards of fabric that I handled like we were lovers and think I need to find a program to help me with my addiction before I have to go back to work.DSCN8115

Gone with the wind Tshirt panel. Oh how I wish I had not been stingy all these years of our travels and bought Tshirts now that making a tshirt quilt is cool! What is wrong with me????DSCN8114

Tshirt quilt. Look it could be T-shirt or Tshirt but you get the picture.DSCN8113

An adorable Christmas quilt and the quilting was so nicely done on it. I looked for the persons name that quilted it and it was not listed to maybe the person who it belonged to did it and if so .. GOOD JOB.DSCN8112

A log cabin quilt one of the ladies of the guild showed me that she did and she kind of was saying how sorry she was that she quilted it herself because it was not as elegant and the long arm quilting. I just had to stop her and tell her that sometimes we plain Jane looking women are a lot better off than those model movie star women and I saw nothing wrong with her quilt. Yes you could tell a couple of times she did not keep a straight line but hey in life we veer off our path sometimes. I loved it.. I would have taken it any day. It was very nicely done and she should be proud of it. If it was in my collection I’d be a very proud owner!DSCN8111

Another Log Cabin. I do not think we ever will get tired of the Log Cabin pattern.DSCN8110

Would you call this Rail Fence? I like it. Reminded me of the 80’s colors that was so popular. You know the Golden Girls Era!DSCN8109

This was a beautiful quilt in person. I liked the Civil War fabrics.DSCN8106

My photography is not quite as good as it should be. I am snapping and talking to ladies I know and not paying attention and I did not capture this Christmas quilt as I should have . It was real beautiful. If I remember each block looked to be like 4 squares sewn together. I really thought in person it was pretty.DSCN8105

I saw stars and loved it. Very soft, very warm and inviting and beautiful quilting.DSCN8104

Just a view of the rows.DSCN8103

View of the rows in the Quilters Cabin.DSCN8102

I wanted this Tshirt quilt so badly.DSCN8101

Another view of this quilt I loved so much.DSCN8100

Somebody had been to Key West and had gotten a Capt Tony Tshirt. I am going to start getting shirts from every place we visit and make a quilt.DSCN8099

Look at top right ABBEY ROAD BEATLES.. That was correct wasn’t it? Or was it called by another name?  Oh I do not know how that Raggedy Ann and Andy piece got by me.. Linda as soon as you get well and get back to the guild hit me up in advance with a call. I have to get you to show me how to make one of these Tshirt quilts.  They all really missed you. I did also. It was not the same.DSCN8098

A miniature quilt. Very pretty. Sometimes they are harder to make than the bigger ones. Nothing is hard in quilting somethings just take a bit of studying and PICKING OUT THE SEAMS with this really cute ripper thing.. and saying a few %^&*()(*&^%  when you swear you were reading the pattern and you really were watching TV and sewed the wrong pieces together or your husband was cutting out and your were reading the WRONG DIRECTIONS to him and you end up with a quilt when you start to put together is totally wrong and he has to cut half out again and you end up with two quilts. I guess none of you know about anything like that and I am not confessing!!!!!DSCN8097

A gorgeous jacket.DSCN8096

This was made by a ten year old future BEST OF SHOW WINNER!DSCN8095

Another type of Log Cabin. I forget the name. Maybe Courthouse Steps? Help me out Greg Bryson. Another man/wife quilting team.DSCN8094

Loved these hearts.DSCN8093

I wanted this but It did not come home with me either.DSCN8092

Mrs. Virginia a dear sweet precious lady who we all love very much made this. It started out as a block of the month quilt and when it was finished she had a quilt from Heaven.DSCN8091

Mrs Virginia does the most beautiful work. DSCN8073

I see some of my pictures loaded twice. WELL NOW YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS TOP!

Any of you that want to learn to quilt. The guild meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Quilters Cottage at Palisades Park in Oneonta, AL.  Every second and fourth Saturday also.   That is usually the younger working ladies and the beginners. I am going to step out and be honest about this. If you are a beginner the Saturday class is the one for you. When I first went there several years ago maybe nine.. I did not know a rotary cutter from a pizza cutter. Linda took me under her wing and I took off.  She just has a tiny hiccup going on right now but she is going to be back soon. The other ladies there on Saturday help very much. You will learn a lot.

If you want more information just email me at and put guild info in the subject. I will pass it on to another one of the ladies that will get in touch with you. I think the first year it is 12.00 a year plus 1.00 for a pin.. So $13.00 total. That is a small price to pay $1.00 a month to learn an art.  Just email me and I’ll give your name to one of the other ladies and they can tell you all the ins and outs.  They have sewing machines there so all you have to do is show up with your fabric, pattern and a desire to learn. Most of the time Linda has about every pattern on earth with her.

My sweet Linda I hope you enjoyed this virtual quilt show. JUST FOR YOU!



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5 Responses to Blount County Quilters Guild 2013 Quilt Show, Oneonta, Alabama

  1. Well, I know I enjoyed going to the show with you, so many wonderful quilts and creative designs. I do love scrappy and simple, just something about quilts that are made without too much thinking.


  2. Jan Myers says:

    This was so nice of you to do this for your friend, Linda and know she will appreciate it so much.
    It’s the next best thing since she couldn’t be there.

  3. chris says:

    Debbie we would have had such a good time. Jan.. Yep it was not the same without Linda.. We will have her there next year..

  4. Jeanette says:

    Great quilt show and thank you for the pictures. Next best thing to being there.

  5. Cheryl says:

    What lovely eye candy. Thanks. Hey, where have you been? You’ve been missed. I was thinking of you last week.
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