Considering there were over 300 quilts in the show, I have very few photos. Sometimes I am so into looking I don’t think of pulling out the camera.
First “two” (you can see one is a group) Japanese influenced quilts by Helene Knotts.
Helene said the “postcards” were inspired by 19 Century Japanese nature prints; from them she made a pattern series. Some of the scenes are of real places and others imaginary. Next a sampler inspired by Japanese indigo quilts.
And a detail
And for more applique:
This one got a first place in hand quilting; here is a closer view:
The description mentioned that fabrics are from kimonos. Delicate applique is hard enough, but add in the slippery nature of silk? Impressive.
Another postcard inspired quilt.
This brought back memories of my childhood travels with family and the postcards we bought and sent. Its award was for art quilt: pictorial. The “treasure hunt clue” refers to a gimmick to keep younger viewer interested. They get a paper listing items to find among the quilts and a small prize for finding them.
Next a member donated award: this one for curved piecing. Members (for a small fee) could invent an award, and then they got to choose the quilt that won it. There are plenty of curves to qualify this one.
Her description mentions paint drops, graffiti, a chain link fence and a red rose.Its second place ribbon is for modern quilt.
The next one is named Ruthie’s Quilt.
Nancy made this one as a block of the month–lots more than 12 blocks here! I’m drawn to the long narrow points. Wonder if I’ll ever manage to make blocks like that . . .
Nancy challenged herself to quilt a different design in each arc. And for her effort she got a first in domestic machine quilting.
These colors caught my eye. And the flying geese. And the setting.
It strikes me as a modern quilt made from traditional blocks. There is no doubt that the next one is modern.
And the ribbon is for the modern category.
One more modern quilt:
The quilt, a wedding present, captures the intersection of personalities in the intersecting design. The colors are the wedding colors.
I think I have matched titles and photos and ribbon categories. Once again, if you spot a misattribution, do comment.
Until the next show . . .
5 responses to “Quilt Show Finale”
I really love that last quilt, such a clever execution of the idea, clean and beautiful.
Thank you for sharing these show photos. The curve award one looks very modern and interesting to me.
Yes why couldn’t you have shared photos of all 300??! 😉
These are amazing – and the one with the different stitching in each arc – wow! I also love the Oregon one!
What a wonderful variety of quilts! I particularly liked the ones with Japanese influence – simply beautiful quilts. I also liked the Desert Beauty a lot, and both of those modern quilts are ones I could live with in my home. ALL of the quilts are beautiful, and I’m so glad you shared each one of them. Thanks!
Those were some pretty spectacular quilts. The Japanese postcards are my favorites, though.