Many of you who follow my blog know that I live in the sunny state of Florida. In the last 6 weeks, we have had rainy, freezing cold weather conditions that are not the usual fare for this time of year. And although we are not experiencing the blizzard conditions of the north, many of the Florida homes (especially the older ones) are not built for cold weather conditions. It was normal to build homes with lots of windows for cross ventilation before the days of AC. These very efficient cross ventilated non air conditioned homes usually freeze in the winter time. Which is not usually a problem when you have two or three days of cold and then return to the balmy temps of 70 and 80 degrees.
Yesterday was a miserable day by Florida standards. It was cold! It was rainy! It was gloomy! BUT for us quilters there was a little respite for the cold weary on the Central Florida western shores.
Yes a quilt show!
We made our way north to visit the West Pasco Quilt show, which is put on every two years. It has always been an outstanding quilt show with about 300 quilts on display. There are usually lots of vendors and lovely quilts to take in. My quilting buds and I left there a bit disappointed in this show, but it was a good field trip for us cold weary Floridians.
Here are a few of the quilts that were on display.
I think if you click on the picture, it will enlarge the quilt.
I'm sorry this next one is blurry, as it was such a cute tiny Sunbonnet Sue quilt. I would have gotten a better picture, but all of the men were standing in the way.......... uhumm......
There is a terrible drawback to attending a quilt show when the weather is bad. You see, the husbands don't have anything to do. They can't golf, or play shuffleboard, or whatever. So they accompany their wives to quilt shows. And peeps, you know how it is at a quilt show. It fills up quickly with quilters, but if you add to the mix their husbands (who by the way stand in the middle of the aisles and chat), well it doubles the amount of people in the exhibit hall.
I LOVED this jacket -
I don't want to make this too picture heavy, so I will post more pictures next time.
Wishing every one of you a very Happy Valentine's Day :-)
Don't forget to give your loved one a hug.