Friday, 18 September 2009

Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show

Another day another quilty event. Today we drove along the historic highway towards Stevenson on the Washington side of the Columbia River. It was a good day out as we stopped at Vista House to admire the view, the Multinomah falls and took a tour round Bonneville Dam and Power Station!! Lunch at the popular Big River Grill in Stevenson then the Quilt Show mounted by the local 100 strong Guild. Just look at the setting by a creek, a mountain backdrop and trees just starting to turn. All were very welcoming and there was another UK couple there. The building in the background of the photo was where the show was held and here is a picture of my visitor's choice- no hesitation at all though it hadn't been judged Best in Show. The BIS was an excellent riverside scene wallhanging which I think I have seen in a magazine somewhere. One point about many quilts - I used to think US quilts outdid the UK ones in intensity and quality of quilting. Here I felt some lovely piecing was spoilt by careless quilting whether intense stippling or ill thought out longarming though to be fair lots were enhanced by the choice of quilting.

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