Every quilt show I’ve ever been to had a personality, a sort of theme, a life that it just took on. It was never intentional. It just happened.
Sometimes it was a color that was popular that year or a pattern or a technique. No one discussed it ahead of time or sent out a memo. It just appeared and everyone was surprised.
You would hear people commenting, “Did you see all the______?” (You fill in the blank with whatever) “I can’t believe all the _____ this year!” “Who knew ______ was so popular!”
Well, this year at the North Texas Quilt Festival, the big surprise was elephants. Who knew?! Right? Elephants of all shapes, sizes, colors, textures and fabrics.
So many, you could almost hear them trumpeting and feel them slowly walking through the halls. It was uncanny, really.
Here are some of the gentle giants in full color.
I do know that an elephant with his trunk up is a sign of good luck, so we are doing well so far. Well, kind of. Some of them are facing down. We’ll just ignore them.
This has a very unusual backing which gives a striped effect. I like it!
Did you count them all? How many elephants visited our quilt show? A whole herd or maybe two or three?
It sure was fun to see them all and enjoy the variety.