Heritage Day 2013 Quilty Pictures

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Heritage Day 2013 Quilty Pictures

This past weekend I attended the Capital Quilters Guild and Historic Oak View Park’s annual event, Heritage Day. The event is sponsored by Historic Oak View Park and includes all sorts of traditional craftsmen, activities, and some reenactments. Capital Quilters Guild holds a quilt auction and boutique to raise money for the various projects, this year a tenant house restoration at Oak View Park.  It was my first time in attendance and I had a lovely time. It’s so North Carolina and feels just like home. While I was there, I took tons of pictures for the guild and a few for myself. Here’s some of my favorites! HeritageDay2013

Several of the auction quilts lined up in a row. Don’t you just love the leading line of that fence? It really draws the eye right down the row and creates amazing depth. I added the text overlay, but I think this picture stands on its own too.

HeritageDay2013_8I just loved this quilt. When I saw it on the blue porch with the blue chairs I was in extra love! The colors complement each other so well and whole scene just invited you to have a sit down with a nice icy glass of lemonade.

HeritageDay2013_6More chairs! There was something about the overexposure of the fence in the distance that really deepened the shadows over the chairs. It looks like such a nice cool place on a very hot and sunny day to sit and enjoy the quilts. HeritageDay2013_4This is Cathy Kirk of Quilting Cowgirl. She’s an amazing long arm artist, leader of many, and the friendliest woman you’ll ever meet. I was concerned that this image would have some shadowing problems, but the sun moved just enough and I think it is my favorite one of the bunch!

HeritageDay20131Check out these ultimate history cos-players from 26th North Carolina Troops. The image itself needs a little work to deal with sun coming from behind them, but pretty cool none the less right? Well, except when they shot the guns and set off my “OMG that was a really loud noise that startled me anxiety”. I guess I’ll forgive them.

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My roommate must have said 100 times, get a picture of that water tower! I think I have 10 or so, but I really like this one. Kind of sets the stage of the day with things like the family hiding from the strong sun in the shade of that tiny little tree and the quilts poking out on the fence just under trees. I kind of love this picture even if it doesn’t have a strong focal point.

HeritageDay20132I was struck by the miniature cotton field they had onsite. I think it is just another thing that reminds me of home and driving miles and miles of road through cotton fields and cows. I liked the little white house and tiny cotton balls poking out of all that green.

I don’t pull out my camera and take pictures much anymore. I’m always in such a hurry. Most of the pictures you see on this blog are cell phone candids. Just trying to get it done, you know? I really had a ball out there though and realize that I need to find more purposeful camera time.

So what do you think? Have any favorites in the bunch?

13 Comments

  1. Pretty pictures!

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  2. I love a good quilt show, and this one looks like it was a lot of fun. So many favorites, but I also like the orange quilt//blue chairs scene.

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  3. I love this post. :D You got some really terrific photos, and it was fun to see glimpses of such a nice event. I would have loved it!

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  4. The water tower reminds me of the one in Greune TX… only it’s much browner here. Your greens make it look cooler, even if it’s not.

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  5. What a great array of quilts!! It’s hard to pick a favourite photo, they’re all so good, if I had to I’d pick the photo with the quilts on th fence with the chairs. I like the way the white works to show off the quilts and the chairs look inviting.

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  6. That looks a great event and I enjoyed reading your comments on your photos. They all look really professional to me :)

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  7. Your pics are fabulous! ANd I think I need to pay attention to what’s going on in Raleigh more when it comes to quilting. It’s closer to me than many things in VA.

    And I see you’ve been using more of that creativity you’ve got in the last several posts. (I have really got to pick a feed reader and use it– too many of my favorite blogs get missed for a few posts before I get round to them)

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  8. Gorgeous photos and gorgeous quilts! Looks like it was a great day!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  9. I am enamored with the orange star quilt. It is so simple and so stunning. Looks like a fun day…and I love the reenactors.

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  10. Looks like it was a great day! Your pictures are wonderful, and i’m with Paula… love the blue chairs and the yellow stars!

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  11. I believe you had lots of fun there, and the pictures are wonderful!. Thank-you for sharing with us!

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  12. What an incredible display! Your pictures are great.

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  13. I am in love with the star quilt behind the chairs! I think I over think it sometimes, the simplicity is so stunning. I love attending events like this too. Educational and Inspirational!

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