Monday, October 26, 2015

Quilts From Our Quilt Show

I haven't been doing any sewing to speak of since I finished all my quilts for the quilt show.  But I thought you might enjoy seeing some quilts from our show.  

"Perfect Form"
I loved this quilt!  It just made me smile, and it looks like it was a lot of fun to do. The guild is asking the maker to give us a class now because we all loved her quilt.

I loved her use of the low volume prints for the background.

Do not adjust your monitor!  It really is a black & white quilt and this quilt was big!  It was at least queen sized, if not king sized.  It won People's Choice both days of the show.  This was made after one of the guild members gave a class at one of our workshops on the Triangle Frenzy Swirl tablerunner.  I understand the quilter found this fabric at Fabric Depot in Portland.  It really was incredible and the quilting was super, but I'm afraid it doesn't show up well in the photos I took.

This is a silk quilt, wall hanging size,  Machine embroidery (an Anita Goodneedle design).  It was going to be bigger until the maker realized that it wouldn't really survive being on the bed with her 3 cats!

Umbrella girls made with selvages.  I don't know if you can see it, but the quilter added a little duck with an umbrella on the bottom border.  This quilt is very 'Seattle'!

The Fisherman's Quilt
Made for a nephew, this is an original pattern.  It's very Gee's Bend-like to me.  It has flannel, denim and  wool on the front and leopard-print Minkee on the back. 

I love the quilting in the border of this string quilt as well as the black and white dots!

Believe it or not, this is a charity quilt!  It is lap quilt-sized.  I love the pieced ducks!  We have a lady in our guild that only wants to make quilts,  She makes most of our guild's charity quilts, and has made over 100 quilts this year alone.  We give to a number of local charity organizations, We think she is quite amazing and so talented.

Made by the same quilter as above, and this is also a charity quilt.  It is probably a queen-size quilt.   I believe this is a pattern from Judy Martin called "Shakespeare In The Park" from her book The Creative Pattern Book.

This beautiful quilt was in the booth of our scissor sharpening vendor (Ewok's Eversharp).   His wife (and sadly, I didn't get her name) came up with this design she based on the  Log Cabin With A Twist.  

I survived jury duty last week.  It was tough!  I had to get up so very early, 4:30 am (I'm usually a late sleeper) to be able to leave the house early enough to miss the worst of the traffic, and then drive for an hour in bad-to-terrible traffic.  And parking was a pain in the patooti - 100 free spaces for 300 jurors.  Not my idea of a fun time.  Yes, I'm whining.  But the process itself was really interesting and not uncomfortable at all.  Just lots of waiting.  Now I've been excused for this week because I'm not feeling too well.  Exposed to too many different germs last week maybe?  I just hope I don't feel too bad for too long.  I've got sewing to do!


  1. The mannequin quilt is divine! Can you imagine one of those as hanging near the entry to your house? Lets everybody know a quilter lives here! Wonderful! I might be tempted to make one of those!

  2. Excellent array of quilts - love the girls with umbrellas (fun twist on the old sunbonnet girl idea). Jury duty parking here is pitiful, too - hope you feel better very soon!!

  3. For me, looking at the quilts of others help during those times when I am not able to get into my sewing room. Thanks for sharing!
    Jury duty, yes a civic duty & worth all $6, but, ick.

  4. Oh my, that first quilt is just fabulous! The quilter obviously has a great sense of humor and a lot of talent! Thanks for sharing and hope you get to feeling better.:)

  5. LOVE the dress form, and the geese - what talented quilters!!! Jury duty IS interesting - the last time I went, they had the defendant plead because his gang friends were there, threatening the jury, yikes....

  6. Great quilts! I love to see other groups' quilt shows. I love the black/white one that won viewers' choice. Well, I love them all. Thanks for sharing. And jury duty... I served, too.. though it's been a long time. It is something I will never forget. It was a murder trial! It lasted five weeks; we were sequestered for three days. I learned SO MUCH, and the whole process was fascinating. One of the hardest things I've ever done, but at the same time, super interesting. And I kind of whined about the longer travel time and longer days, too, but overall I learned so much it was worth the pain and agony.

  7. Wow, that must have been a doozy of a show! What great quilts you shared with us - and I bet that wasn't even the tip of the iceberg! Maybe it's a good thing I can't get to shows anymore, I think I would be too intimidated to do my own work after seeing quilts like these!

    Hope you're feeling better soon. Do you have to report back for more jury duty if you get to feeling better?

  8. Thank you for sharing photos of your quilt show. We missed you at retreat. Stay well.

  9. All these quilts are very beautiful. But the one I liked the most is that one white & black People choice award. That one is fantastic as for me


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