Still playing catch-up for that in-between period when I wasn’t posting. During my busy time, I went to a quilt show up in New Port Richey (northwest of Tampa). It was sponsored by the West Pasco Quilt Guild and they put on a really nice (and BIG) show. There were some fascinating appliqué quilts that I would never attempt, but love to look at, only a few patriotic quilts (that I look at for inspiration for my Quilts of Valor group), and some great simple/easy/adaptable quilts that I can potentially make for kids. Enjoy this sampling ...
Here’s a cute appliqué, called Monkey Business, by quilter Avis Merritt from a pattern in Quiltmaker Magazine:
And a wonderful Dresden Plate with lace and yo-yo centers (sorry, I didn’t get the label – I apologize for not giving credit):
A quilt I loved for the rich colors called The Gathering Pattern by Cindy Stroud from a book called The Essential Sampler Quilt Book:
Some Patriotic quilts:
|Tales of the First Ladies, Proud Eagle, by Joyce Novak, blocks named after President's Wives|
|Patriotic Rose by Frances Oswald, designs by Janet Miller|
|Portals by Mary Ann Norfleet, inspired by book Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles|
A very special Heirloom quilt by Genie Betts from a BOM by Carol Stark – the photos, even the detail ones, don’t do this quilt justice!
And some easier quilts that I think I might be able to do:
|by Marsha White|
|by Marge Lurz|
|by Deborah Hetman|