Saturday, July 16, 2011

Keeping Cool at a Quilt Show

Last weekend, a friend invited me to go with her to the Wildflower Quilt Guild's show in Temple. Here's a detail photo of the Best of show quilt, Anesthesia, by Janet Smith, quilted by Linda Buckner. You can see the entire quilt here: Anesthesia and all my photos from the show in my Flickr photo set, Wildflower Quilt Guild Show.

Anesthesia - Detail

When Karen and I came across this Underground Railroad quilt, by Don and Phyllis Baker, we both confessed to having block of the month kits and decided to challenge one another to finish them.  She's already started work on hers . . . I won't be able to get to mine until after I'm moved and settled in. 

It was a really nice show and an impressive effort for a relatively small guild (about 100 members).  After the show, we stopped for lunch at Las Casas, a local Tex Mex restaurant.  It's well known for something called white wings–jalapeno and cheese wrapped in chicken breast meat, then wrapped with a couple strips of bacon and grilled.

Made smaller, I think they'd make great appetizers for a party . . .  another thing to add to the project list for AFTER the move is done.


Debra Spincic said...

You get around to some good places!

Next week is 3rd Thursday--Museum time. I am planning to go to the Fine Art Museum in Houston which also hosts free Thursdays. I'll blog about it, if you will!

Rainbows in Wool said...

I am so hungry and now after reading this I'm really hungry and I know how useless it is to even think I could get something like that around here. The restaurant desert. How can this area be so lacking in good places to eat good food. I envy you.

Rian said...

Those thingies look good. We have a restaurant nearby that serves "White Boy Nachos." I had to ask. They're potato skins with jack cheese and sour cream.

I think I get where the idea for "Anesthesia" came from. It's beautiful.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

That lunch looks sooooo good. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous quilts.

Gail in Vegas said...

Thanks for all the wonderful photos from the quilt show - I feel like I was there!
There were truly some beautiful quilts in that show. I always wonder what people do with quilts that have won an award. Do they hang the quilt in their home? Do they give it to someone? How can they bear to part with it?
Anyway, just some Sunday afternoon musings.
Gail in Vegas

Barbara C said...

That's a lot of jalapeƱos for one plate! I hope it was delicious.

The Best of Show quilt is stunning. I love the colors and the movement. It sounds like you had a fun time.

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