Monday, August 15, 2011

2011 Quilts & Vines

I love this annual outdoor quilt show. It isn't as large as some in other parts of the country - or draw the crowds. But it is held each year at a lovely little winery just outside of Sioux Falls and showcases local wines and local quilters.

This is part of the view that greets you when you step off the shuttle bus at the end of the driveway to the Strawbale Winery. The quilts are all displayed on the actual grape vines. For the entry price you also receive a punch card that allows you to sample 5 wines. MMMM!

In previous years I've gone alone and I've gone with friends. But this year I went with my oldest daughter. That was very special - and I can't believe we didn't think to take a picture of the TWO OF US instead of just the quilts! What were we thinking? Neither of my girls is a quilter or even sews at all. They just were not interested. But they do enjoy the finished products!

And attending with her this year I found myself looking at the quilts differently. In past years I didn't pay much attention to kids' quilts unless it was really special. But this year I was drawn to those through the eyes of my new grandma status and her new mommy status.

Tomorrow I'll show you a few of my favorite quilts from the show.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Sara, what fun you all must have had. I love simple shows like these. I'd love to have been there to see all the beautiful quilts.