Monday, October 06, 2008

The swedish quilt associations annual meeting

This weekend Kristin (no blogger) and I went to Sweden. We were going to represent the norwegian quilt association as guests at the Swedish quilt association "Rikstäcket"20th anniversary and annual quilt meeting. And for the first time in many years we did not have to work at the meeting. Just enjoy being guests. And it was strange. Think I got a bit stressed while sitting in the sofa stitching and wondering what next thing I had to fix at the meeting.............and then I remembered.........I was guest...........and no work on me LOL I really enjoyed these days in Sweden.


There is a lot of quilt groups in Sweden and each group had made their own logo quilt.
And there was a lot of beatuful small logo quilts to look at.

One of the exhibitions was "Sayings". It is a little bit difficult to translate every sayings to english, because a lot of them are "swedish" and the meaning is special to them. So just enjoy the photos of these small quilts and perhaps you can guess the meaning of them.







And then there was the next exhibition. All the quilts that was entered in the competition that was called "Not every things that glimmers is gold" Just enjoy the photos...



















And below are the winners

Professional


New quilters



Skilled quilters



It was fun to see how the Swedish group arrange their meeting and we had some great days.
I still have some more photos to show you.
And did I do some shopping???
Wait and see......

Saying for today:
Sing the song of life everyday!


24 comments:

Carrie P. said...

Very nice quilt show.

Sigrun said...

Takk for at du delte bildene. Gleder meg til å se innkjøpene.....

Noémia said...

How nice days, travelling, stitching, meet some new people and find old friends...that's wonderful! And the results are amazing. There are some beautiful works.

Hanne said...

Thanks for sharing the photos :-)

Melinda said...

Beautiful quilts. I will be going to Sweden next month but grandchildren are on the agenda, not quilting. Sounds like you had a great trip.

Frogdancer said...

That 3rd prize winner with the diamonds flying off to the side was lovely. I'd like to try a quilt like that one day.
(In my non-existent free time...!)

Julie said...

Wow, such a large group of beautiful quilt photos. Thanks.

Guðrún said...

So many beautiful quilts, and so different.

Deb said...

Gosh May, there are certainly a lot of talented quilters about aren't there? Fantastic

vonnie said...

Thank you for all your efforts to show the photos of so many quilts....such a variety of themes!

belinda said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

Carole said...

Thanks for sharing! It's seeing a show in Sweden from Upstate NY! lol Keep well!

Carin said...

Great quilt show pics

Ullis said...

Hej May Britt! Vad kul det var att få träffa dig! Jag hoppas att du hade en bra helg i Södertälje. Det ska bli kul att se vad du har shoppat.
Kramar Ullis
http://ullisg.zoomin.se

LEE-ANNE GILBERT said...

Love the stacked coins quilt... my next quilt I think!! Lx

zizzybob said...

Thanks for the lovely quilt show. BTW, Nancy said to wish you a happy birthday so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Stina said...

Glad you had a great time in Sweden!!!
This year I wasn´t there...so thanks for showing us some quilts from the exhibition...
Glad you had some stitching to work on in between.. ;o)

Karen said...

So many wonderful quilts.

Sandi said...

Wow, what lovely quilts! Thanks so much for sharing all your photos. I wonder what you bought when you were shopping? Could it be fabric? Hmmmmmmmm....it'll be fun to see!! :-)

Anne Ida said...

Looks like a very inspirational trip! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

Marit Irene said...

Takk for at du viste meg og andre bilder fra utstillinga. Jeg tok meg faktsik ikke tid til å se på den da jeg jeg på kurs i to dager der.Heldig jeg som har både Sveriges og Norges årsmøte!

Marica said...

Hejsan!
Detta inlägg har jag helt missat! Att du har varit en tur till vårt årsmöte i Stockholm.. Tack för att du visade lite bilder från utställningen så jag fick se lite grann. Tyvärr blev det ingen tur dit denna gång..Vill även passa på och gratulera dig i efterskott.. Hoppas att du fick en underbar födelsedag..
/Marica
http://englating.se/englasblogg

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for sharing the pics.........and yes when you are usually involved with the organising then it is nice to be able to sit back and relax........some great work here.......

HomespunMary said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a great time, and got to see a lot of great quilts!

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