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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Creative Quilts

My move back to Utah after 35 years away is reuniting me with old friends and giving me the opportunity to make new ones. I have joined a quilters guild in the hopes of improving on my humble quilting skills.Yesterday our group attended the 44th Annual Quilt Show at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah. What a feast for the eyes! I can't say enough about the creativity and talent on display.

The museum itself is in a lovely historic building and is the oldest museum in Utah featuring the visual arts. There are currently dozens and dozens of quilts on display including several from our group the Silver Mine Quilt Guild.

The patterns ranged from historically traditional like this Baltimore Album Quilt,

to wild and contemporary like this colorful design.

One of my dearest friends had not one but two quilts chosen to be in the show!

Another member of our group quilted this whimsical village scene.

Such tiny stitches!

Patriotic quilts are a popular theme.
I love the sampler style of this one.

The black background of this quilt really 
make the colors pop. 

The tiny squares on this scrap quilt are smaller than a dime.

I'm always drawn to star designs. 

 I love the wool appliqué incorporated into this design.

The detail on this piece is incredible! 

 One whole room of the museum was dedicated to red and white quilts. So crisp and clean!

This is only a small sample of the many quilts on display.
I hope it inspired you too!
After a morning of inspiration we headed off to lunch. If you have a chance head to Springville for the quilt show. It runs through September 23, 2017.
For more information click HERE.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Ramblin' Rose

On the east side of the Wasatch Mountains lies the picturesque Heber Valley. Along Main Street in downtown Heber is the charming antique shop The Ramblin' Rose fittingly named for it's owner, Rose Price. 

Vintage doors and and an old bicycle adorned with flowers greet shoppers at the entrance. 

Inside the entry, dining chairs are cleverly 
displayed on the wall.
I was told that decades ago the building originally was the town grocery store. It later got divided up into office space until Rose claimed it and filled it with a variety of treasures.

You can find pink and green Depression glass,

estate silver serving pieces, 

 retro kitchen ware, 

 lovely linens, 

 charming hats and vintage clothing, 

and old sewing notions. 

 I fell in love with this child's sized cupboard!

 There are even a couple of rooms to appeal to the men with antique tools, 

 riding tack, 

 and fishing gear.

 One room is devoted to shabby chic with gorgeous lace, 

 a sparkling chandelier, 

and the most adorable mannequin I've ever seen!
There truly is something for everyone in this delightful store! If you are looking for a pleasant way to spend some time in Heber stop in to The Ramblin' Rose 
located at 81 South Main, Heber, Utah.

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