Thursday, May 14, 2009

Trunk Show



Tonight I attended a delightful presentation and trunk show in the small town where I live. Lynette Bingham and Sariah Mortensen, two owners of the new shop Main Street Quilt Cottage in Hurricane, Utah, were the featured speakers (Lynette is the daughter of Blanche Young, a renowned quilter in southern Utah who recently turned 90). The third owner of the shop, Wendy Lemmon, was unable to attend.


There were quilts of every style...some new and some older!


Of course, I loved both of these Christmas quilts.


And isn't this a great Halloween quilt?




Below are a couple of recent quilts.


These two were amazing...


Sariah loves tumbling blocks quilts...I believe the one on the right was actually queen-sized. The tumbling block pattern is one I haven't made yet, but Sariah said these were easy to do and were made without any "y" seams!


The Main Street Quilt Cottage ladies brought patterns, notions, fat-quarters and kits for sale; they also gave out a couple of fun door-prizes! It was wonderful to have some "quilt goodness" without having to travel! Thanks so much to Kathy for arranging everything...and to Lynette and Sariah for a wonderful evening! Driving home (only a mile!) I thought about how wonderful it is that we quilters can share our quilts and our stories, our ideas and our lives...I'm grateful to be a quilter!

34 comments:

Nedra said...

Thanks for sharing. I wish I could have joined you tonight because it looks like they had a great trunk show.

Mel said...

Great show! I can't wait to visit that shop on my next trip south!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, those are some wonderful quilts, there are so many I want to make... Thanks for sharing,
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Quilt Hollow said...

What a way to spend the evening! Fantastic show and share. I'm with you on the holiday quilts and love that Halloween one!

Stephanie said...

Many years ago when I was a newer quilter Blanche Young taught a class at our guild. She's a great teacher and a lot of fun. Lovely show. Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Great show and tell, I loved seeing these. The basket quilt is really gorgeous, I love it so thank you for sharing.

Jackie said...

Those are the best nights getting to see a trunk show of such wonderful quilts! I really like seeing different styles. Thanks for sharing.

Kaaren said...

OMG, what a beautiful collection of quilts! I too love the Halloween one, probably because I'd love to make one and that's what appealed to me.

Gosh there are some very talented ladies out there in Quiltland.

Thanks for sharing, Sherri.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Those are all amazing quilts. Thank you so much for sharing.

Terriaw said...

Wow, what a nice variety of quilts! I especially love those star blocks in the middle. So much movement in them. Thanks for sharing this with us. (the shops around here don't seem to do trunk shows like this!)

Millie said...

What a great trunk show. All the quilts are gorgeous...my mind is going crazy of all the nice ideas. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Karen said...

Thanks for posting all the photos of the quilts that were shown. There are some really good quilts there. I have the pattern for the Halloween quilt. Does that count?

Lori Holt said...

Thanks for the photos- I havn't heard of the new quilt shop, I'll have to check it out!!!
I really love the basket quilt:)

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love to see any type of trunk show. It's always so inspiring.

Did you check out the Fig Tree Quilts blog today? There is a pattern with Patisserie that has petals like dresden plate but it's a little different. I love it though!

Kathy Wheeler said...

Sherri,

You are a doll. It was so nice to visit with you last night. What a treasure you are. KJW

Candace said...

What a great show, Sherri! Thanks for taking us along! I've actually made that Halloween quilt - I donated it to our Children's Fund auction a while back!
Cheers!

Carol said...

What an amazing show! Thanks for sharing.

blushing rose said...

Simply wonderful. TY for sharing these beautiful quilts with us.
TTFN ~ Marydon

w&v said...

V. here...
I loved the quilts. Thanks for the excellent photos. The next time I go to St G I plan to take my daughter to their quilt shop. V.

Karen said...

Beautiful quilts!

Tara said...

Do you know the pattern for the tumbling blocks? I love the one on the right as well! Great colors. I just started quilting and I've got more projects in the works than is healthy! Not to mention all the other sewing projects I've got going since I got my sewing machine out.

dotti white said...

Sherri....than you so much for sharing! Those quilts are simply amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

Dawn said...

Me too! The battery died on my camera so I didn't get one picture
:(

Lauren said...

Wow! Those cube-y quilts are amazing! And the halloween one is so cute! You are so lucky!

2ne said...

Thank you for showing us all the nice quilts. Hope it was a great show. Have a nice weekend :-)

Jamie and Sherrie said...

That was my first trunk Show!!It was amazing. I loved hearing all the stories behind the quilts!!!! What talented Ladies. Thanks again for teaching me and sharing your talents with others!!!!!

Sachiko said...

What a beautiful quilts! I miss going to trunk shows. Thank you for sharing!

C. C. said...

Hi!

What lovely quilts! How nice you were able to go see those! I love looking at everyones quilts, too. So inspirational!

Have a nice week!

C. C.

Raegan said...

Didn't know there was a show in town. Looks like it was fun! I am just getting into quilting. It is a lot of fun! Your blog is inspiring- Thanks!

Alanna said...

That Halloween quilt is to DIE for! I am so jealous of all you quilters...You're so inspirational!

happy zombie said...

I love the trunk show - thanks for sharing! I'm gaga over the Halloween quilt. I just love it. It makes my inner-harvest tingle. Is it Autumn yet???

ivoryspring said...

These quilts are soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing the pictures - I enjoyed them tremendously.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What wonderful quilts. I love love love that basket quilt and the Christmas one. That is beautiful. I cant believe Blanch is going to be 90. I took a class from her probably 15 years ago.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How fun. LYnette is a darling. The shop is sweet and they do have lovely quilts. Good for you getting to go. There wasn't a quilt in your pics I didn't love.