East Cobb Quilt Show in Marietta, Georgia. The East Cobb Quilt Guild puts on this wonderful juried show every other year and I usually take a day of leave to spend the day shopping the vendors and seeing the quilts followed by a trip to Williamson Bros. BBQ for lunch and then a visit to Little Quilts across the street.
I need to say that S. accompanied me willingly :) He likes looking at the quilts but not the vendors, enjoys me buying him BBQ lunch, and waits patiently (more or less) in the car listening to his iPod while I shop in Little Quilts.
This quilt on the left, called "All Aboard" designed and made by Anne Anderberg, won best in show. She does amazing, very detailed work and this quilt is a collage of some of her travels. Definitely a knock-your-socks-off quilt.
Karen's blog at sewprimitive quilter and Melinda's blog at Melinda Quilts.
I loved this creative, unique version of a Baltimore Album quilt for the use of colors in the flying geese border and clever blocks including the Baltimore blue crab cake block in the top left, the Baltimore kudzu (far right second row), the Lady Baltimore cake block (first block, fourth row) and Marietta's own Big Chicken (fourth row, fourth block). A very fun take on a Baltimore Album quilt. I don't know why it didn't win any ribbons.
I liked this quilt for the great use of color, solid fabrics, and modern design. The quilting was gorgeous too.
That's all the photos I took. It was a great show and if you are taking a trip south in two years, plan it around the East Cobb show :) I didn't do much shopping. I bought a roll of fat-eighths and a stitchery pattern at the show. I spent a lot of time in Little Quilts but only bought a few fat quarters.