Monday, August 29, 2016

More Quilts from the Brigham City Exhibit

Jade Belt Bridge
by Denise Killingsworth, California

"This quilt is Killingsworth's creative response to a photo her son Nick too while visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing."

Spiral Rose Garden
by Ann Fahl, Wisconsin

"The leaves and stems are covered with green holographic thread which adds a subtle sparkle to the plant life growing in this garden."

Chinese Journey
by Stephanie Crawford,
United Kingdom

This triptych represents three memorable parts of Crawford's trip to China in 2012 and is based on her photographs.

Machu Picchu Visitor
by Barbara Barrick McKie,

This quilt is based on a photo taken by McKie while visiting Peru.

Vintage Tiles Revisited
by Marilyn Huntress,
North Carolina

There are 1.365 one inch squares around the blocks that make up the background!

Secluded Splendor
by Marcia Eygabroat, New York

A printed photograph on fabric that is heavily machine quilted with matching threads. The brick wall and gate are "puzzle-pieced" appliquéd. It looks like you could walk right through that gate!

Have a great day :)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Following are some more photos from the quilt exhibit at the Brigham City Museum.

by Claudia Scheja, Germany

Depicted in the skyline are landmarks of Berlin, the capital of Germany and the bear paws, in the center, are the emblem of Berlin.

Inner Beauty
by Cathleen Miller, New Mexico

Hand quilted and hand appliquéd.

Whole cloth quilts are difficult to get good pictures of, but this quilt is stunning.

Forever in My Heart
by Lahala Phelps, Utah

This quilt was made in memory of her mother. It is hand appliquéd and hand quilted.

You can see here that Forever in My Heart has a little mini twin, at least in color if not in design :)  I love miniatures!

Here is a close up of the mini twin:

Dutch Flower Pots
also by Lahala Phelps, Utah

Also hand appliquéd and hand quilted!!

Hard Times
3D work by Susan Else, California

The piece reflects the uncertainty and discomfort many have experienced during the recent recession.

Lotus and Romy with Vase
by Tarek Fattoh, Egypt

Fattoh is one of the Tentmakers of Cairo.

"The artist appliqués his exotic, intricate design to a fine cotton background on a large piece of canvas.  He stitches with a thread length of two to three feet long, turning the edges of the fabric under with his needle. Fattoh often works 14 hours a day in his shop, as it's the sole means of his livelihood."

Saturday, August 27, 2016

CQC Meeting

I went to a fun Colorado Quilt Council meeting this morning!  They only have one a year on the Western Slope, so it's always fun to go if I can.  There were about 90 people in attendance - it was fun to see several friends I hadn't seen for awhile!  (That's always the best part of quilting - the friendships :)
The second best part is Show and Tell.  I snapped a few photos.
This is one of Sherida Warner's, with Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

I love the quilt above!  The woman who owns it believes it was made by her great grandmother.  She had a great story to share about it.  Apparently another family member found the quilt pattern and templates and told her about it and she said, "I think I have the quilt!"
(Labels ladies, labels! I'm speaking to myself more than anyone!)

This owl quilt was all reverse appliquéd with the brown fabric on top of the white, and the design drawn on the brown.

The horse quilt above was enlarged and the quilt on the left is a Christmas quilt.

This quilt was made by Jackie Aguilar from a vintage table topper on a silk background with beautiful machine quilting!

The quilt below is a "scrapbook" crazy quilt with memories of a trip to England and Scotland sewn on.

Here a few close ups of Jackie's quilt so you can see the machine quilting.  Amazing!  She told me that she has a quilt in the Houston Quilt Festival this year in the embellished category.  I've seen the quilt and it's incredible.  I hope it wins!!!!

OK, I need to do some more machine quilting practice....

The speaker was Ami Simms and she is hilarious.  She had all of us laughing so hard everyone was probably wondering what was going on in that meeting room.

Fun day :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Odds and Ends

I love orange!  It just makes me happy :)  We went to the Parade of Homes with my daughter a few weeks ago and this was my favorite house - little pops of orange everywhere!

I  recently finished my Plain and Fancy block of the month quilt top.  I have the backing, batting and binding all ready to go so I will be quilting it soon!

While in Denver I bought fabric to begin working on this........

For this little cutie!

This is what happens when baby gets hold of the kleenex tissue box in the car!  :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Great Goodies!

We were given some nice goodies at The Quilt Show taping!  Everyone received some batting, a fat quarter, some Aurafil thread and a little sewing kit.  They also gave away some fabulous door prizes to some lucky winners - it definitely livened up the day and made it even more exciting.  Thanks to all their sponsors for these fabulous goodies and door prizes!

We went to three quilt shops along the way as well, so I was able to add to my collection of fabric license plates from: The Glenwood Sewing Center, Holly's Quilt Cabin and The Creative Needle.

On the way home we stopped at a fabulous place called Ski Country Antiques and Home in Evergreen, CO.  Wow!  The store is huge and they have beautiful antiques, many from Europe.  I'm not super into antiques but my jaw was dropping at how beautiful these pieces of furniture are. (Like this hand crank sewing machine!)
They have some fantastic home decor and gift items too - definitely worth a stop!

It's always nice to get home!  I think my hubby might have missed me a little bit - this beautiful bouquet of flowers was waiting for me :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Alex's Quilts

Here are Alex Anderson's quilts that were hanging or shown at The Quilt Show taping.  Some were hanging behind the audience, including the 2016 Block of the Month for TQS (pictured below).

I admire Alex's hand quilting!  She has some very traditional quilts and, as you can see in photos below, some very modern looking quilts as well.

She's fallen in love with silk and has used it in many of her more recent quilts!

She used this quilt in a demo she did at the beginning of the second show that they taped in the afternoon.

I am feeling VERY inspired to get up to my sewing room!  Now I just need the TIME!

Have a great day :)