Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mancuso World Quilt Show

I went to the Mancuso World Quilt Show this past Friday. What a great time! There are close to 100 vendors and well over 100 quilts. I don't know about you, but I always have a hard time trying to decide who I should visit first, vendors or quilts?! You don't have to make that decision at this show. The quilts are displayed between the vendors so you can shop and admire the quilts all at the same time!

I took pictures but did not note who made the quilt, what award it won, etc. I just took pictures of what I found to be amazing! The above picture was one of the first quilts we saw. The detail in the buildings was just unbelievable! Such wonderful work!

I loved this quilt! It's a beautiful close up of flowers but if you look close enough, there's a fairy living in one of them! I was amazed by the detail once again. This could have been a photograph.

I don't know the name of this one, but we nicknamed it "Joey"! The picture was made of tiny little squares. It was gorgeous and so hard to take a picture because there were people in front of it all the time! I'm not sure why, but it didn't win an award. I wanted to present my own award to it!

This one turned out to be one of my favorites. We saw it up close but didn't think anything of it. The design wasn't visible until we walked a little bit away and then looked back at it. Every seam in the vertical strips matches a seam in the background fabrics. I have no idea how you can even plan that!

The applique on this quilt was perfect! That red strip on the front is a barrier put up to prevent us from getting too close. Some of this quilt was touching the floor so we had to keep away. I could only manage to photograph the center. It was huge!


This was a scrap quilt that also caught my attention. The pieces on this quilt are no larger than an inch. I think that would drive my crazy but someone did a wonderful job sewing it all together. It was gorgeous!


This quilt had some wonderful machine quilting. It's very difficult to see in the picture. The colors were so rich. It also reminds me of fall and I'm really looking forward to that!

This quilt was a showstopper! It had beautiful quilting and applique. It was a work of art.

This show had quilts on display from all over the world. I was never bored. We were there for about 4 hours. I don't think any of us really wanted to leave! I thought of returning the next day but I never made it. I can tell you that I can't wait for next year! I'll be there!!






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  1. We have a Mancuso show coming in October, I bet I'll get to see many of these great quilts in person! I also love how the vendors are interspersed with the quilts; that way when you're getting fatigued from the quilt viewing you can take a shopping break, and vice versa. It's so just overwhelming to have so many FANTASTIC quilts in one place! You definitely need a brain break to make it through and be able to appreciate them all equally.

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    1. Don't miss this show, Heather! It's one of the best shows I've been to. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  2. Thanks for sharing you pix of the quilt show. It looks amazing!

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    1. Wish you could have come with us! Hopefully, next year you will!

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  3. Amazing!! My favorite the flowers and fairy, look like a painting. The others are wonderful.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Kwan! Great show!

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  4. Beautiful work of art! Great photos, Rosemary, and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Such wonderful quilts! Very humbling to see some of them! I'm so happy you liked the pictures!

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  5. I went to the show on Saturday. The quilts were wonderful. You really do need about 4 hours to see everything and be able look at what the vendors have to offer.
    Linda

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    1. Wasn't it a great show, Linda?? We should try to go together next year and bring Marlene with us!!

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  6. What a spectacular show!! Amazing workmanship--I don't know how they do it. Thanks for sharing Julierose

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    1. Hey, your comment showed up on my blog! It was a really great show. I'm so glad I got to go!!

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  7. thanks for sharing those great quilts.

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  8. Hallo Rosemary,
    I made the quilt with the historical buildings, your first picture! I was really excited when a friend sent me the link to your blog! I am from South Africa and the quilt is part of 17 quilts from SA! Wish I was there. The quilts will be on show at 3 more exhibitions before coming back to SA in December.
    Keep well. Marilyn Pretorius
    http://marilynpretoriusquilter.blogspot.com

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    1. Marilyn, I'm so happy you found me! Your quilt was absolutely gorgeous! My friends and I all took pictures of it. You should be so proud! We have no idea how you made it. It's so detailed. You are truly an artist!
      I've told everyone I know to attend this show if at all possible. It's amazing the work that's being done.
      I'm honored that you followed my blog. I'll be checking your blog out as well. It's just wonderful that you found me!
      Rosemary

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