Quilt Show on Camano Island

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Greetings! Tom and I just returned from being vendors at a quilt show on an island – a 1st for us! Camano Island is less than an hour north of Seattle inbetween Whidbey Island and the mainland. It’s a fairly rural area that has a very interesting Scandanavian history where I was told that the Norwegians and Swedes “fought to the death”  for the control of the main island city of Stanwood (named after a woman whose name was Stan). This is a small but friendly and creative guild of 150 women who put a show on every other year. There were only 11 vendors which was nice as we didn’t have much competition.  The quilts were very different than what I’ve seen recently which was refreshing! Traditional quilting methods combined with embellishments to more “art” quilts.  I’m posting some of my favorites here for the next several days. Enjoy!!

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img_3109beatles-quilt1I hadn’t seen a Beatles quilt or fabric before. Yea, yea yea!

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img_3106red-and-white-asianThe Greek key border was unique. I wish I knew what the symbols meant.

img_3104tree-fullLovely hand dyed fabric was used on this simple but elegant quilt! There were heat set beads on this quilt that made it sparkle!

img_3110stacknwhackA gorgeous stack ‘n whack quilt in blues and browns!

img_3097bright-compassesThis looked like a Judy Niemeyer quilt design, but her name wasn’t noted. Very bright and cheery for a grey Pacific Northwest day!

img_3126tomHere’s Tom as a quilt show “security guard” or “bouncer”.  He works very hard, but is entitled to a little break.

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