Saturday, March 27, 2010

Quilt Show Part 1

As promised in my last post, here are the photos from the quilt show I attended last week. Actually, this is just Part 1. There were too many pix to put them all in one post. This installment I'm featuring all the Liberated-type quilts.

I went to Monroe, WA for the Quilter's Anonymous quilt show. It was a big show with lots of drop-dead gorgeous quilts. I didn't take any photos of those quilts . . . . I knew I couldn't do them justice with my less-than-professional photo taking skills. I still tend to cut off the tops or the sides of the quilts, and I can't always get a good angle with all the people in the way. So please excuse my poor photos, and I hope you'll still enjoy the quilts anyway!

Corduroy House Medallion by Dorothy LeBoeuf 41" x 40"

This quilt was made at the Beaver Island Quilt Retreat with Gwen Marston in Sept. 2009. Dorothy chose corduroy for this for texture because she couldn't use any print fabrics. It did have a wonderful texture. I hope you can tell from the photos.

This was all machine-pieced and machine quilted.

Georgia Tulips by LeeAnn Decker

Each block of this quilt is quilted in a different pattern. What fun!

This block's quilting was my favorite! I love the string tulips too.

Half-Log Cabin in Vintage Fabrics by Dorothy LeBoeuf

For some reason, I didn't get all of this quilt in the photo, and now I'm kicking myself!

Look at these great fabrics. Dorothy said these were from a friend's 40-year stash!

The back of the quilt, with more vintage fabrics.

Hawaiian Zig Zag by Dorothy LeBoeuf

This was made with thrift store Hawaiian shirts. I love the colors in this one, especially that little zing of orange!

This was an improvisational piece that was in the quilts for sale. I didn't see the maker's name, unfortunately. I like the buttons on this one.

A wonky block tablerunner, that was also in the quilts for sale. The label was done so low I couldn't even see how much they were asking for this.
That's it for now. I'll post more photos soon.


  1. Oh my gosh those are great - I am so drawn to wonky quilts! LOVE the house, and yes, I could see the texture. I also love those string tulips!

  2. thanks for sharing these pictures with us
    very inspirational.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. I love that first one. It reminds me of the Gee's Bend quilts.

  4. I love these quilts. Gwen Marston has a very appealing style. I think I may have to do the string tulip- I just love that one!@!

  5. The corduroy house is outrageous!!! Great texture!! I have that Georgian Tulip pattern in one of my books...of course I like that one too!
    These are all really fun and creative!!

  6. Looks like you had a great time at the show. Thank you for sharing the pictures. Those are some wonderful quilts.

  7. Woohoo! Love those liberated quilts! I've always liked the chevron or half log cabin pattern and want to make a quilt like that someday. That house quilt with the corduroy is a charmer too.

  8. that corduroy house quilt is fab. I've wondered about using corduroy since reading one of the Gee's Bend books. love the string blocks too. wonderful stuff!


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