Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quilt Blogger's Festival

So many neat things go on in the blogging world!!
Recently Amy at Amy's Creative Side Blog hosted a Bloggers Quilt Festival.
At this blog you can see hundreds of quilts and their stories.  Loads of inspiration, so go check it out!
I looked through my quilts to find the one with the most interesting story and picked this one......
This quilt was in a special exhibit at the Sisters Oregon Outdoor Quilt show a few years back.  I sent several quilts, but have sold all but this one.  At this point I think this one is a keeper.
I sent my quilts by FedEx from Abaco, Bahamas for the show, and U.S. Customs held them up because they weren't sure what material I had used as batting.  So the quilts got there the day of the exhibit!!!!
Then when the quilts were delivered at the Stitchin' Post quilt shop  FedEx handed them a massive bill for duty, even thought the quilts were returning to the Bahamas!  In the end everything was cleared up, but boy the stress at the time!
The year before I sent one quilt for display and everything went smoothly, but five quilts from a foreign country raised some eye brows!
Go check out all the quilters that have posted stories!!  There are over 550!!

11 comments:

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Sandra Schwab said...

What an utterly stunning quilt! I love the fabrics you used for the fish - they lend them such a nice, exotic appearance. :)

Best wishes from Germany,
Sandy

BahamaDawn said...

Thanks for the compliments! i forgot to mention that the fabrics used for the quilt are batik fabrics from the Bahamas, called Androsia.

Dawn N. said...

the fish are amazing!!

Angie Padilla said...

Wonderful fish... love the flamingo on that belly! Talk about a topsy-turvy world, right? Lovely work.

Barb said...

your fishy quilt is awesome
thanks for posting it

Caron said...

I love your fish. Such vibrant colors!

Deborah said...

So lovely and lively!

Martine said...

superbe ces poissons ,j'adore

Zonnah said...

I love this quilt!

Eileen said...

great quilt--those fishies are just wonderful. marvelous fabrics and colors. thanks for sharing

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