One thing is for certain, it isn’t hard to find quality quilt shows to visit in Texas. The weekend of July 24-25, 2015 was no exception.
The Fort Worth Quilt Guild held this recent show at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts in honor of past president Pat Wagers because of her love for Christmas.
While there were many beautiful holiday-inspired quilts to view, there were also many more traditional fabrics as well. The judged quilt show consisted of more than 100 last year’s Best of Show was also on display.
Other activities held that day included:
- Raffle Quilt
- Mini Quilt Auction
- President’s Challenge Christmas Stockings
- Bed Turning
- Guest Speaker, Jodi Barrows
Our visit began with paying to enter (hubbies did not enter free this day), and getting our door prize tickets. Alas, we were not a winner this time around, but that was ok, can’t win every time.
The first rooms we visited held the vendors. So much fabric, so little time! It was fun to visit with shop owners like Sandy from Sandy’s Quilt Shop in Joshua, TX as well meet new folks.
In fact, I found the most beautiful quilting tool – a double ended seam ripper/stylus custom-made by F. Ray Herman of The Gray Rooster’s Woodshop in Fort Worth, TX. While they do not have a website, they do have email: firstname.lastname@example.org . The selection of colors and styles of tools for quilting as well as custom-designed pens was amazing. It was fun to stop and talks about the process to hand make each element to produce such beautiful designs.
Next we spent some time looking at room after room of beautiful quilts. Unfortunately, it was difficult to take good pictures of the quilts hanging in the halls due to the narrowness. I think you can see well enough how beautiful they all are by checking out the gallery below.
Our last stop was to the sale room where I found some beautiful fabric for costuming. There is some beautiful rich brown velvet that has cape written all over it!
If you didn’t get a chance to visit, please visit the Fort Worth Quilt Guild website to see when they have their next one – it is worth the trip!
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