Friday, October 8, 2010

Setting up for Barnful of Quilts 2010

I spent this glorious fall day setting up my stall – yes, literally, my stall — at Barnful of Quilts. Tomorrow is the day!

Barnful of Quilts is a celebration of quilting and fiber art held in the spectacular barn at the the Fox Family Farm in Waxhaw, NC, south of Charlotte. It is one day only, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s a silent auction, bake sale, raffle quilts, and quilts for sale. Vendors offer a wide variety of art and craft items, mostly quilt or fiber related, but usually there is fabulous pottery and jewelry as well. 

Here are some shots of my stall:

This year’s show will feature the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild Best of Show winners, so two of my quilts will be on display in the center ring (below), which looks more like a cathedral than a barn!  

My Harbinger’s Hope (below, behind that gorgeous wearable art) won a Best of Show ribbon in 2008.

My Sunrise Sunset (below) won a Best of Show ribbon in 2006. 

Here are a few photos to give you a little taste of what you’ll see if you come tomorrow:

If you are in the Charlotte area, I’d love to see you tomorrow! Just look for these signs:

… and turn here!

Directions from Charlotte:
Take I-77, and then 485 East to Rea Road. 
Turn right (south).
Follow Rea until it dead-ends into Providence Road.
Turn right, and go through Weddington to Waxhaw. 
In historic downtown Waxhaw, go over the railroad tracks and turn left at the light onto 75. 
Go about 1/4 mile, and at the fork, turn right onto Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road and has a sign to JAARS). 
Go 1.5 miles and turn right onto Sims road at Piney Grove Church.
Go 1.4 miles and turn left in to Fox Farms. 
Follow the drive to the red barn.