Sunday, March 9, 2014


It was definitely a quilt weekend in LaGrange February 21-23.  In addition to the Lone Star Quilt Study Group gathering there was “The Best Little Quilt Show in Texas” going on just adjacent to the Hall where me met. 
For those of you who haven't seen the Dolly Parton movie many years ago or who aren't  from Texas, the quilt show title origin is unknown.  If  “Quilt Show”  is replaced by “Whorehouse” you are in on the joke.    LaGrange is famous or infamous considering how you look at it for having a brothel called “the Chicken Ranch” where men from miles around would visit when that got that “itch.”  It was operational from 1905-1973.  That’s all I’m saying about that!

The quilt show was fun and the guild members running it were so friendly.  This is a little taste of some of the quilts we saw there.  But first, I may not have all the information about the quilt title or who made it because most of my pictures of the signs were blurry.  I like to give credit where credit is due so I’ll do my best to identify each one.

Shades of Blue by Linda _____

Yo-Yos by Glenda Price, Quilted by Kris Grisby

Marguerite made by Kathi Babcock

Votes for Women by Kathi Babcock based on the Barbara Brackman’s 2013 Block of the Week related to Suffragettes and their Cause

Party Cake made by Susan M. Zelensky, quilted by Parker White
Fabulous Quilting Details for Party Cake


Sunshine by Judy Wolf, quilted by Linda Maass
Contains 18,402 pieces and over 2,250 yards of thread in the quilting.

Wheel of Fortune by Susanne Manning, pattern from Betsy Chutchian’s book, History Repeated.

Pennsylvania Dutch By Kathi Babcock

Brian’s Quilt by Wanda Hubbard

mola quilt
Mad About Molas by Holly Marie Howard, quilted by Denise Green
mola 3 birdsmola 4 birds
Some of the Panamanian mola details
While there, I bought a few quilty items:

patterns fabric lagrange

A couple of gorgeous Carol Morrissey patterns (Poppy and Prickly Pear in Bloom) and a yard of “Vin du Jour” fabric designed by the 3 Sisters for Moda. 

It was fun, fun, fun!
a red Signature
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Fabulous quilts. Love Kathi Babcocks work.


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