Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lyons Outdoor Quilt Show

Today was such a great day!!
I got to spend the morning with one of my favorite groups of Veterans - I met a 97 year old Veteran who was in WWII - He was part of the first daytime attack on Tokyo in a B29 Bomber ... and way more! He told us his story and I wished I had a tape recorder ( and no - I did not think of the video camera on my phone!! Ugh!)

Then we drove up the canyon to the Lyons Outdoor Quilt show - this is the second year they have hosted this.  Last year - I was transporting a kid to law school so I was forgiven for not attending.

but THIS YEAR - I was there!!

This was me being all artsy - capturing the collage quilt and the quilt store name ( after being on Facebook I was not the only one that thought this way ha ha)

This is from the road.
I was in the car heading to the gas station - so wasn't impeding traffic

I just loved this one
It just called me - 
but then so did the other 99 quilts

My husband sorta agreed with me
If we took all of them home
and displayed them a week or two at a time
then returned them - the owners would be okay with that right??

 Check out this jeep one
I may need to do a pattern search for it
It was too cool!

This was fun
A couple of the docents were talking about the speakers their guild was ( were) having
and they said Alycia Carmin is coming in November and I said - that's me

So she went and gathered more guild members
and I got to meet the NICEST quilters!!

And now I know some of the members for when I go speak
at the Longmont Quilt Guild in November

PS - that's me with my new friends

and then - we might have had to make a run up the mountain to the chocolate factory
Cuz who can live without chocolate??


Jo said...

Sounds like a great day

Sherrill said...

I love the outdoor quilt shows (though bad weather can be a problem..HA). And the chocolate place? That is BAD (I always go in the one in Durango when there..ugh).

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The Jeep pattern is very cute! It sounds like a great day all around, and how awesome to get to meet people you'll be with in November and break the ice already. :)

Kevin the Quilter said...

How much fun! I should have stayed there helping with chores, and went to this with you and Wrangler Man!

Terri said...

Lovely show. I really loved the outdoor shows I saw in CA and Sisters is an outdoor show, too. Seems like I'm seeing some smoke in the pictures. Hope you all are okay.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing the quilt show (and I just MIGHT have had a chocolate fix before reading this post!!)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Chocolate and quilts, what a great day!

Kate said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Wow what a lot of great quilts.