Thursday, July 21, 2011

Galveston Quilt Show a Huge Success-Peggy Baldwin Deserves great kudos on her Story quilts

This is the show in Galveston and if I did not know most of these quilts before I would think this is small but it must be a HUGE pleace because the quilts look small and are big. My New Mexico quilt is bigger than King and it doesn't look that big and my witch is full size and looks smaller.
It is fun to see them lined up and chairs are a nice touch to sit and study them.
Peggy Baldwin who is a former student (many times) and my good friend has over 20 quilts in this show and they are all story quilts. Peggy is an accomplished lady who has done many impressive things in life and is upbeat and lovely to talk to. This show will go through the end of September and will be fun for everyone to see. The quilt on the right (upper) is by Sue Cresse and took first place at Road to California a couple of years ago. Peggy invited my former students to show their work as well. I am glad that some girls took her up on the chance to show others their stories.
There are many more quilts there that I do not have photos of. This is a sampling of the show.
The quilt above is by Sandy Fisher who made this quilt about her grown daughter when she was six and she came home from school with a colored paper crown. It is full of things about the story of her birthday and it is very special to the whole family. Can you imagine how lovely it would be to have a quilt made by your Mother or Grandmother or Aunt or Friend about you when you were little or later on? Lovely to know this quilt and story will live on to tell it's tale.
The quilt above is by Julie who calls herself the quilt diva (and she is fabulous and doesn't act like a diva). Julie did this quilt in a workshop called "Plaid to Meet You" that I teach. Very fun and you don't know what the quilt will look like until it is done. I love that and think more people would finish what they work on if the mystery was still there.
Please go and see the show if you can. I know it is wonderful. Remember these quilts are large so this place must be huge. Check the right hand column on this blog to see where and when. Congratulations Peggy!


  1. I'm heading down to Houston but not until November, I wish the show was still on then.

    It looks amazing. I wish that Google would let the photos be seen larger...what a drag.

    Lovely quilts, congratulations to everyone who participated. Thanks Mary Lou for sharing the gallery with us.

  2. What lovely quilts! Thanks for showing them. Regards, Nessie

  3. I've known Julie for ages through blogging. Her quilts are stunning.

    Congratulations on a wonderful show.

  4. Wonderful quilt display, wish I could see them all, up close.
    We will have our bi-annual show next spring, nice to have something close by that I can go to.


  5. Thank you for sharing they are great!

  6. I agree about the relative sizes of the quilts! My Plaid quilt is 50 x 70 and it looks lots smaller in the photos!

    How cool for you as a teacher to see your students' work alongside your own in this kind of setting!

  7. It appears that these quilts are in the Customs House built in 1861.... think no A/C so the flow of air was important.... it was a post office when I lived in Galveston. The Historical Society seems to have bought it and for the summer they have Quilts!

  8. Awesome! Bet it feels wonderful to see all of those quilts you've inspired, Mary Lou! :~D