I know. I couldn't believe it either. Polyester pantsuits never looked so good! This was just one of the darling quilts that were on display at the 27th annual community festival for World Relief hosted by the Oregon Mennonite community a couple of weeks ago. This was their first 'quilt challenge' (with proceeds going toward revitalizing a hospital in the Congo). There were many beautiful entries, most of them utilizing long-arm technology, which I admit is completely liberating, but there were still a few hand-stitched blankets that were lovely to see.
In case you can't make out the green card, this quilt is called, "Flower Garden", and it drew me over like a moth to a flame with its bright colors. Upon closer inspection, I realized the materials used were polyester. That was a bit of a surprise, because polyester is not something I ordinarily think of using to make a quilt. Actually, this may be the first poly-quilt I've ever seen. But it works so well and looks amazing. And, this quilt will probably outlast us all! Each of the flower petals were turned under and stitched by hand, by the Fairview Mennonite church ladies.
The quilt hanging next to it is appropriately named, "Something Happy", and was machined pieced and quilted by Heidi F. from Kansas. Seeing both these quilts definitely made me happy.