Monday, January 28, 2013

Quilt Show Time

I snuck out last Friday afternoon and went to a local quilt show.  This particular guild is very active and usually puts on a really good show.  I certainly wasn’t disappointed this year.

There was a display of Americana quilts that I could use for inspiration for my Quilts of Valor.  These were my two favorites:
Quilt by Sue Walworth; Quilted by Melissa Krushwitz
Quilt by Nancy Morrison; Quilted by Quilting Ladies
of N. Halifax Fire Dpt  Aux, Nathalie, VA -
this was 8 wall hanging designs that the quilter
 used together to make a full size quilt - very clever!
The guild must have had a class on the Hunter’s Star design because there were lots.  These were my favorites because of their fabric choices:
By Jean Ancher
By Barbara Campbell
I fell for this quilt that used oriental fabrics immediately because it was just so beautiful:
By Jin Cavanaugh - Jin used a Margie Engel
 technique of using pre-printed panels with strip pieced
 block designs; also includes trapunto!
And this small Lil Twister in Oriental fabrics was darling:
By Margo Lurz
And those Twisters were tiny!  The pinned on fabric
"hand" was indicating that it was hand quilted/
What quilt show in Florida could be without its manatee?!  Meet Natalie:
By Rosaria Colosi
Natalie was trapped in the intake canal of a power plant -
 she was perfectly happy since she was warm and fed
lettuce, but she was eventually captured and released
This machine embroidered quilt was just exquisite:
By Ann Blazer
Embroidery Designs by Sarah Vedeler

And last,  I won the bid in the silent auction for this mini quilt in Civil Was repro fabrics.  I loved everything about it, from the fabric choices, to the blocks, to the beautiful workmanship. 
By Dorothy Day
On Sunday I got to sew a little and used up the odds and ends of some Bug Jar fabric to make this little top for Wrap-Them-in-Love.  It looks a little boring next to the Quilt Show quilts, but some little kid will probably love it!

I plan to do some major quilting in February since the tops are stacking up!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Dorothy Day, Jin Cavanaugh told me about your blog. I am so glad you won my quilt. I was hoping to meet you but just missed you when I came out of the Boutique. Your comments have made my day. Thank you for your kind words!

The Quilting Elf said...

They may have been kind words, but they were all true! Your work is just perfect. I'm so glad you entered your mini in the auction.
Kathy T.