Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Buggy Barn Quilt Show

So, once upon a time, we lived in Spokane. I started to sew there - made my first two quilts there - but I didn't really know about quilting yet.

My LQS was Buggy Barn, a barn in a field on a dirt road. There was sale fabric in the bathroom and quilts pinned to the ceiling. I had no idea it was famous. Again, the sales fabric was in the bathroom!

When I moved to Oklahoma, people were awed that I had been to Buggy Barn and asked if I went to the annual show. Ah, no. What? People in Oklahoma know about this place? The sales fabric is in the bathroom!

Eventually I figured out why Buggy Barn is famous, and even though I don't tend to make crazy quilts like them, I do want to make one of their star quilts someday.

This weekend, I got to spend my birthday wish - going to the annual quilt show alone. {The Dude and I have had a lot of togetherness this summer...}

And oh - the eye candy!

I never wanted to do a basket quilt..but of course I want to do a GIANT basket made of log cabins!

Crazy frogs and crazy summer.

And then I uttered the words, "I wish I did embroidery or wool." The ladies around me chuckled, because they know how these things get started.

The walls were just covered in quilts. I believe the star one is a "Road to Oklahoma" like I'm planning for my son's foster family.

Love how simple blocks become WOW with color placement.

This one looked awesome until I started mentally counting HSTs.

I don't think I'll ever get tired of Tennessee Waltz-ish designs. And the little block in the corner of the first border? Love.

A quilt I want to make, in the fabric I want to make it in! Score! Double hourglass in California girl, been on my list since last summer. Must.not.break.into.jelly.roll.yet...

Brights, with florals, with embroidery...something for everyone!

And whimsy! I think Santa needs to join Ho Ho Ho and the Christmas tree.

Now THAT'S a pixelated heart!

Stars and chains - love them.

I was drawn to a couple patterns, and when I got to one of the barns, I discovered a trunk show! Sassafras Lane Designs - my new favorite designer. Mentally adding half the patterns to my list...if it ever gets whittled down enough. 

Oh, who am I kidding? I'm totally doing Atlantic Avenue as {one of} my Rainbow Scrap Challenge for next year.

I didn't take any pictures inside the barns, or buy anything, because it was insanely crowded inside. And Buggy Barn is my LQS again, so I have plenty of time to go shopping when there's not a million people there.

But I did go inside to check...the sales fabric is still in the bathroom!


  1. Oh wow - that looks like great fun - and what alot of fun inspiration!

  2. Hi Kate!
    You just made our day over here at Sassafras Lane =]
    When you get Atlantic Avenue made, we would love to feature you on our blog.
    Happy Sewing,
    Shayla & Kristy

  3. Wow, lots of beautiful quilts. I'm going to have to add a couple to my "to do" list as well.

  4. So many beautiful quilts. Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing.

  5. What great inspiration!!! We just moved a few hours outside of Spokane, but I had no idea about this show :( On the calendar for next year... YAY!