Monday, November 4, 2013


Saturday was a perfect day for quilts! I loved walking around the charming town of Columbiana, Alabama, looking at all the art and color --- and meeting quilters and quilt-lovers at every turn! And yes, I took pictures, so, you too, can enjoy these wonderful works of art:

display in front of the courthouse, during the Quilts of Valor presentation

inside the library

close-up of one of my favorite "patterns"

doesn't this remind you a bit of a Gee's Bend quilt?

outside Mayor Handley's office

inside Mayor Handley's office! (for you, Pat Weaver!)

Mayor Handley with a Civil War quilt - what stories this guy has!

inside the Shelby County Museum & Archives (housed in the old Courthouse)

cardinal in stitch!

one of the many fabulous volunteers (with quilt) for this amazing event!

my new treasure: a gift quilted by Sheila with blocks created by kids! Also pictured: Dutcha Lawson, Amazing Library Director! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
an old-fashioned sampler quilt that includes quilters' names (both stitched and inked)

SUCH a beautiful day! I loved meeting so many new friends and sharing a few hours celebrating the creative art of quilting. Do this again next year, I will be there!


  1. Just wondrous to see-what talent is there, Irene. I too love the log cabin design, have made ONE square a long while ago for a little chair. But also love those butterflies, the cardinal & the sampler with the names stitched. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow looked like a great day... Wished I could have been there to see some of those quilts in person... Thanks for taking pictures, next best thing


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