2016 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Quilt Show

Saturday we spent most of the day over in Shepherd at the Maple Syrup Festival. It was a friend’s birthday on Friday, so we treated the day as a celebration for her as well!

There are a lot of activities going on in Shepherd every year during this festival. We walked all around the village – the weather was glorious! It was sunny but not too warm and with a nice cool breeze.

Of course one of my favorite events was the Festival of Quilts. I was pretty disappointed that they apparently lost my registration information so none of my information was listed (except my name, misspelled, boo!) for my feature quilt, Modern Venus:

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Quilt Show 2016

My Fall Frolic challenge quilt was also on display and several people mentioned to me that they liked it, so that was cool:

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Quilt Show 2016

I also enjoyed this feature quilt by Sharon Jarczynski:

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Quilt Show 2016

Most of the other quilts on display were family heirlooms or quilts that were created from published patterns/kits, so I was pleased to see another representational quilt.

We also enjoyed the pancake and sausage dinner, bingo, the craft show, the classic car show, the carnival, yard and jumble sales, and of course the petting zoo, where we met this adorbs goat:

Met this goat at the maple syrup festival today. A++

It was a lovely day!

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no longer a WIP Wednesday: Fall Frolic

It’s done! I finished it just in time for the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival quilt show competition this weekend. 🙂 Whew!

Fall Frolic quilt

The challenge was to incorporate their fabric in some way and to use the Fall Frolic theme. I used only a small portion of the fabric, but it fits with the overall vision I had and it counts! 🙂

Fall Frolic quilt

The challenge fabric is seen here in the two yellow leaves. There are four of these leaves in the quilt (as there were only four in the fabric swatch provided).

Fall Frolic quilt

I’m happy with my two witchy figures. I used different shapes (cut freehand) for their hair and used different embroidery on each of the two cloaks. Their cauldron is emitting smoke in varying colors which is billowing out between them.

I’m quite pleased with the techniques I used for the background – I think the sunset sky and land work well and the contrast in construction helps achieve the look I was going for.

Fall Frolic quilt

If you’re in the area, please check this out (along with my Modern Venus quilt) at the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Festival of Quilts this Saturday between 9am and 5pm in the middle school gym.

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