Ellis County Quilt Show – 2016

The Ellis County Quilt Show in Midlothian, Texas was held on July 15 and 16 this year and it is the 2nd time I have attended.  I am sure that this will be a show that I visit each and every year.  In fact, my plan is to enter a quilt or two of my own next year!

As always - Men are FREE!

As always – Men are FREE!

Instead of inserting images of full quilts this time around, I took a bit more artistic approach with the images.  I hope you like it!

For me, there are specific areas of the show that I just have to investigate: Sale area, vendor booths, raffle quilt, class entries and theme quilts.

I always find great bargains in the sale area. This year, I came home with some fat quarters and 5 books for my collection!

Great deals on books, fabric, kits and other items were found in the sale section

Great deals on books, fabric, kits and other items were found in the sale section

This year’s theme is:  Red, White & Blue-tiful!

I will admit that the show’s theme entries truly lived up to this inspiration.  Quilts on display in this category ranged from traditional to contemporary; however, at a most appropriate time in our country and world, the sentiment of national pride rang loud and clear!

The raffle quilt was indeed elegant and a perfect representation of the Red/White/Blue theme.

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Other quilts that were on display can only be described by pictures – they were truly so beautiful and a joy to view:

Last but not least, we visited many booths of vendors and I even got my first Quilt Mug!

Quilt Mug

Various local shops were in attendance:

 

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Our friends from Gray Rooster had lots of beautiful items for sale, including this new one!

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As always, we had a great time and met lots of wonderful folks at the Ellis County Quilt Show.  So, did you visit this show as well?  What did you think?

 

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