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Monday, November 22, 2021

Let's Visit the Quilt Show!

Everyone was so happy to get back to a real in-person quilt show. I'll share some of the quilts from our Country Road Qulters show (Ocala, Florida) in this post. Here is Kay Smith with her Best of Show quilt. Kay is a master at piecing as you can see in her Seminole-style quilt. She was also the mastermind behind our new professional hanging system and the layout for all the quilts. Some of those pieces in Kay's quilt are very, very tiny.

Jill Allen is another guild member who is an accomplished and prize-winning applique artist. Her work is all done by hand, right down to the quilting.

The fall colors and contrasts of light and dark in this pieced quilt are so beautiful. It's the work of Judy Nowak.

Group members took part in a quilt-along project for 2020. We received part of the pattern for Piece and Plenty quilt each month. It was fun to see how different members completed the project with different colors, fabrics, and layouts. This is JoEllen Oppliger's entry titled "A Tisket, A Tasket". 

The variety of basket blocks in different techniques is such a nice combination. Leanna Burgin made this first-place entry, "Posies for Sale".


Carol Allen was thinking small but meticulous when she pieced this "Star Pineapple," prizewinner in the Miniature category.

During the stay-home times of 2020, guild member Richard Mitchell collected blocks made by members and assembled this "Together Apart" quilt. Didn't he do a great job with the setting? My block is the house block with embroidery, 4th row from the bottom, second block from the left.

Debra Johnston combined some nostalgic bits in "A Few of My Favorite Things."

One of my entries was the "Early Bird" quilt. It was a fun quilt to piece and so vibrant.

A special display showcased some of the projects our guild makes as part of our community outreach.

I found this quilt just mesmerizing! It's "Fire Island Hosta", Rose Frierman's version of a Judy Niemeyer pattern.

And just look at the wonderful machine quilting in Brenda Crisci's whole cloth "Opal Essence" completed on a Dream Big panel.

While it was a lot of work, the two-day show was a breath of fresh air if you love quilts and have been missing seeing them hang in a public display. If you'd like to see a video with all of the entries, one of our members provided a YouTube video of the show. See it here. I hope you enjoyed all of the eye candy! 


sonja said...

thank you for showing all these wonderful quilts! a big thanks to all that made them, designed them, and made their art in this crazy time! And for sharing cloth in color and stitch for us, big mahalo !!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love Jill Allen's quilt. That quilt and her hand quilting are out of this world. Brenda Crisci's whole cloth quilt was awesome, too, even if it was machine quilted. Your Early Bird was cute and quirky. It was definitely extremely colorful and full of life.

It was great that you took us to this quilt show. I was glad to see the quilt made by everyone while in lockdown.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Beautiful. So nice to be getting back to some kind of normal :-)

The Inside Stori said...

Thank you for sharing all the delicious eye candy!!