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!
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.
I 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.
More 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. This 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!
Check 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.
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.
I 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?