I went to a quilt show last Friday with several friends. Attending a quilt show is like going to an art museum. Some of the pieces call out to you and some are gorgeous but not meant for you because of style or color combinations.

There were rows and rows of absolutely gorgeous quilts lovingly made in every size and style you can imagine. I took a lot of photos, but don’t want to put you to sleep early on a Monday morning so here are a couple that called my name.

The one in the top right was a Beach Boys theme made for the quilter’s husband. Several of the shirts including the one on the right even had tiny sunglasses in the pocket.

My sewing machine traveled with me to SC this year, and I’ve enjoyed being able to sew in between adventures or walks on the beach.

I made a folded star that was given away at the February ladies’ luncheon and two mug rugs and a fabric box for the March luncheon. I also made a mug rug with sea glass fabric for a special friend from Maine, and put together 90″ of piano keys for my granddaughter’s quilt top that I’m working on. Now, I’m working on the quilt blocks.

No quilt show is complete without a luncheon. We decided to dine at Deck 383,Β which is known for its upscale shabby food and a monstrous deck at the marina overlooking the Wachesaw river.

What is upscale shabby food? Well, how about the Slow Roll sandwich withΒ Southern comfort, like a summer hammock swing – grilled bologna with caramelized onions on a soft brioche bun.

Six of us ladies sat under the gazebo and enjoyed a lovely lunch, great conversation, and a beautiful view, but no one ordered the Slow Roll.

Thanks to my friend, Sue, our official party planner, for taking this photo and sharing it with us today.

If you’re headed off to work this Monday morning, I hope it’s a productive one. If you’re lucky enough to not be headed to work then may it include an adventure, time for your hobby, delicious food, or good conversation with family or friends. πŸ™‚

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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35 Responses to Thread

  1. KerryCan says:

    I can see why those quilts appealed to you–all about sunshine, outdoors and gardening! I am amazed at how much sewing you’ve managed–I didn’t realize you even took a machine along.

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    • I did cross stitch last year, but took it home and put it in a drawer. The sewing is more satisfying because I can see the beginning, middle, and end, and I always use it in some manner. It is interesting how different hobbies meet our personal needs. πŸ™‚


  2. syt says:

    My thoughts exactly but you can always put it into words thanks for sharing

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  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    It’s a clever idea to bring your hobby along with you on vacation. Your creative energy doesn’t stop just because you aren’t home – in fact, from the photos from the quilt show, it would appear that you’ve been greatly inspired πŸ™‚

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  4. Ali says:

    I especially like the one on the top left! But all beautiful!

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  5. Sandra says:

    the quilts are gorgeous, i would love to wander through and admire them and the lunch sounds delish..

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    How cool to have a hobby that travels. I am always amazed by quilts and sewing projects in general; these are beautiful. I was going to ask what “upscale shabby food” was. I think I would have tried the Slow Roll.

    I am not lucky enough to not be at work, but I’m lucky enough to stop here as I start in on a new cup of coffee while I wait for a meeting to start.

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  7. pbmgarden says:

    Admire your restraint in avoiding the slow roll. Haven’t heard of that offering before but I would take a pass. The quilt show looks fun. Glad you’ve found a community in MB.

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  8. Joyce says:

    There’s nothing like seeing quilts up close and in person. Books just don’t do their richness justice! Your small projects are wonderful, and I know first hand about your excellent craftsmanship! (Almost time to take out the spring placemat!)
    What memorable fun – to sit with the ladies and enjoy great food and a view after feasting your eyes on quilts! I’ll be quilting today, in between regular home chores. Just a nice day of zero responsibility that I long waited for during my years of raising the family. Now it’s my time!

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  9. Laurie Graves says:

    Beautiful quilts! Your work is wonderful, too. Sounds like you had a grand time, but I must say that Slow Roll sounds stomach churning. I can see why none of you ordered it. As for me…after a morning of work—writing—I’m off to the movies with Clif to see “Phantom Threads.”

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    • No, I had a real chuckle when I read it, but I wasn’t ordering it either. πŸ™‚ I looked up the movie – I like Daniel Day Lewis. Hope it is a good one, and enjoy your day with Clif. πŸ™‚

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      • Laurie Graves says:

        Thanks! We have something called Movie Pass. We pay $10 and with it we are allowed to see one movie a day at the cinema for that $10 price. For movie buffs, it’s like a dream come true. Don’t know how long it’s going to last, but while it does, we will enjoy.

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  10. Murphy's Law says:

    Those quilts are amazing. I love them all, but my favorite is on the bottom right. Your quilt projects are super. You could have your own quilt show. Can’t wait to see your granddaughter’s quilt…. It sounds neat.

    That Slow Roll sandwich….my concern is ME doing the slow roll after eating it!! Lol.

    I hope to get some leaves raked today before the next onslaught of rain. Does that count as a hobby? πŸ˜‚

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    • Leaf raking is not a hobby in my book. It is WORK that I do spring and fall and hate it both times. πŸ™‚ Couldn’t those leaves just blow themselves right into the woods or the compost bin? Sounds feasible to me. πŸ™‚


      • Murphy's Law says:

        Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that here. Our neighbors don’t rake. 😑 So all their leaves blow over our fence and stay here unless WE rake them. Grrr. WTH! How is it the leaves have no problem blowing INTO our yard, but never blow OUT of it.

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  11. Bella G. Bear says:

    Those quilts are like little paintings, how wonderful πŸ™‚

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  12. Nancy says:

    The sunglasses πŸ•Ά just blew me away!

    The quilts are each… art of the heart! ❀️

    No Slow Roll but the ladies didn’t care they had their own Slow Roll of fun and fellowship!

    Enjoy your Week!

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  13. ortensia says:

    wow I have a traveling hubby and you have a traveling hobby…..i wonder if we swap sometimes :what might happens lol


  14. quilt32 says:

    I especially liked the two quilts with the kite and clothesline. I would have tried the Slow Roll – I used to eat fried bologna sandwiches quite a bit and I love caramelized onions.

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  15. Lovely work in the quilts you saw, Judy. I have never heard of shabby food…sounds intriguing.

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  16. Eliza Waters says:

    Quilts are such a lovely form of creative expression. I admire them tremendously!

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  17. I would definitely try the slow roll.

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  18. germac4 says:

    Love the quilts but your folded star is the STAR for me… I know I’d never be able to get a quilt like that lined up correctly. What a picturesque place in Sue’s photo…enjoy! πŸ˜€

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  19. Oddment says:

    You know my awe for anyone who can manage needle and thread. Your artistry and that of the other quilters just blows my mind. The day with friends and quilt and lovely river view sounded idyllic — just what retirement should be! I’ll pass on the fried bologna, thank you, but I love the idea of “upscale shabby.”

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  20. pommepal says:

    I never cease to be amazed at the creative imagination of the crafters that produces these gorgeous works of art.

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  21. The quilts are really quite breathtaking and I am so impressed at the people who make them. Of course since I’m not very good at handicrafts, I’m always impressed by people who can make beautiful things πŸ˜€

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  22. joey says:

    For a moment there, I was on the veranda of the shabby food place, sun on my face, the buttery scent of brioche…
    And then I was on my sofa again. Thanks for the trip.
    I love art quilts. Just love them. The shirts are clever, but OH how I love the watering can.

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