Quilts of Valor Display, Brooking, South Dakota
The Brooking, South Dakota Quilt Show was filled with a wide array of quilts of all interests, skill levels, styles, techniques, and subject matter. It’s always fun to see what surprises await us as we visit a quilt show. This past rainy, windy weekend amidst beautiful farmland and rolling hills the convention center in Brooking was packed with fascinating quilts and avid quilters. The quilt show’s theme was a Fanfare of Quilts.
Here is a glimpse of the quilt show that might give you a sense of the quilting flavor of this northeastern South Dakota region. (Sorry to all of you in the Brooking area when I said you lived in the northwestern part. I know you’re on the eastern side near Minnisota, but my fingers automatically wrote northwestern late last night, probably since my brain was asleep and I live in the northwest.)
Quilts of Valor Display
In the front lobby of the convention center, there was a wonderful display of quilts made for the veterans from this region who are soon to be returning home. My very favorite of these quilts is the one shown above. It is such a beautiful quilt. The quilting is exquisite in this quilt. I could not find any label, so I have no idea who the piecer and quilter are. Isn’t this a superb quilt! (If you know the maker, please let me know.)
Never Say Never by Belinda Kruse
This New York Beauty quilt, Never Say Never, was created by Belinda Kruse. It’s a relatively small quilt that really called to me. I thought Belinda used really interesting fabrics that worked so well together. What a grand batik stash she had at her fingertips when beginning this quilt at a Pierre quilt retreat.
The quilting was done by Andi Rudebusch. I really like the way she quilted this design.