Saturday, May 11, 2013

HMQS--The Quilts (Warning--photo laden!)

As we walked the many aisles of quilts, my friend and I were struck by the amount of bling on so many of the quilts this year. You won't see many of the blingy ones here because I didn't photograph many of them (sorry, Denise and Teresa). There were a lot of applique and art quilts, and not many traditional quilts. Here is a sampling of the display. You can click on the smaller photos to try and read about the quilts--sorry for the amount of blurry photos. I was not using my flash so that the quilting would stand out more.

We'll start with "Best of Show."


This was the first place quilt in the theme category.





























There were about 6 Farmers Wife quilts hanging together that had been made by a group of quilters working together.


Now, for a fun little blast from the past, take a look at the quilt and label below. Every year at HMQS they feature the quilts of a guild in the vicinity. This year's featured guild was from Rupert, Idaho.


I didn't photograph as many quilts this year. Do you have a favorite of those pictured here?

I'll be back soon with photos of the bloggers I met up with and a pattern designer, too! Then there is the little matter of a giveaway to mark the anniversary of my second year of blogging.
Until then,
Janet O.

34 comments:

  1. Hi Janet, what a great exhibition and such high standards. My favourite is the black and grey feathered stars. Just love those little coloured feathers.

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  2. just amazing so many wonderful quilts hard to choose a favorite...really likes spring bought, loved the best of show, amazing and like the
    slow but sure quilt...and.....
    you get the idea, many beautiful quilts, lucky you seeing such a great show.
    Kathie

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  3. Soooo many beautiful quilts! Thank you for taking me to the show, I miss being able to see it in person this year. My favorite from this group is "Grandmother Karin's Flower Garden".

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  4. Love seeing the quilts! Janet Stone's quilt is a great one. I was a white glove lady at a show that had Janet's quilt in it. I got see it up close and show it to quilters. It is an amazing quilt!

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  5. What a wonderful show! I can't decide on one quilt, though. So many of them are gorgeous!

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  6. WOW! What an amzing display of quilts! I especially loved the GFG as that is what I am working on right now besides my granddaughter's baby quilt. That is just how I want to put mine together with the green round of fabrics. Stellar!!

    I'm guessing you had a ball!

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  7. They are all so fantastic! I love Letter Carriers! I just googled Janet Stone because I've seen another of her gorgeous quilts at the MQX show (A Letter Bit of Baaltimore). Her work is amazing, and it sounds like she might be putting out a pattern!

    Thanks for sharing all these amazing quilts, Janet!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your photos. Love looking at each quilters choices. A couple of the quilts look like something that Sandi would make. Hard to pick a winner, they are all so beautiful.

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  9. Thanks for all the photos. Love all of them so no fave. I do like to see groupings of quilts when people use the same pattern - en mass!
    Fun to see the 1997 quilting - evolution of work over time ;-)

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  10. What a an amazing variety of lovely quilts! The grandmother's flower garden with the intricate appliqued border was very unique!

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  11. Thanks for all the lovely pictures. I think I might need to raise my standards a little.

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  12. My favorites were the Feathered Star and the Farmers Wife quilts. How cool to have a quilt that was quilted by Bonnie. So glad you got go, a perfect way to spend the end of the week. Yea, For meeting up with more Blogg-y friends.

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  13. Janet, WOW! Those are great pictures. Looks like you had a great time!!! Thanks for sharing them. And you can never post too many pictures! Can't wait to see pictures of the people you met up with!

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  14. Thanks for the virtual quilt show. Your selections were beautiful.

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  15. Fantastic! Thanks for those pix, so not too many : )
    Linda, Cheri quite contrary...Wow! and Spring Bouquet, super sweeeeet! What fun

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  16. Thanks for the photos. I saw some quilts I think I missed at the show. There was so much to see. I agree with the amount of bling. . . It is pretty but not something that fits my style. I made a quilt one year with hand sewn crystal beads on it. I donated it to an auction and it sold for a paltry $250. I was really disappointed. I'll never donate something I've spent so much time on again. There are a lot of pretty patterns out there that don't require the time investment - I'll donate those.

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  17. Hi Janet - It was fun to see you there! For some strange reason, we seem to have photographed a lot of the same quilts! LOL (those with bling were NOT included on my camera!) My favorite of the ones you've shared is the one with baskets and the scalloped edge - great mix of piecing and applique!

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  18. Oh my Janet..what amazing quilts. Hard to pick just one for best..I do love the second quilt, and the Hexagon quilt, and the pink Pinwheel quilt...
    What about the amazing quilting...oh to be able to quilt like that!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Julia ♥

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  19. Difficult to decide on a favorite but after scrutinizing the photos more carefully, I would have to say "Letter Carriers." Love the baskets! Thanks for the show!

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  20. Dang! No bling? Oh well LOL!!! It's okay because I just fell in LOVE with that blue/white Feathered Star! OMG!!!! Is that thing gorgeous or what??? The multi-colored one was also pretty amazing :*) I really liked that Basket quilt too - really cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures :*D

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  21. Super quilt show - thanks for sharing these fabulous quilts, and I don't mind no bling. To me, the well executed piecing and great quilting is more than enough bling. It's hard to pick a favorite though I really liked the one with the log cabin borders, and also that last one. Was just looking yesterday at doing one similar to that though not in pink.

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  22. Slow but Sure is my favorite! Letter Carrier is pretty clever :)
    Glad you had a fun time Mom!

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  23. Beautiful! Beautiful quilts Janet! Thank you for sharing the show with us!

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  24. The quilts are amazing! Hours and hours of work and skill

    (I'm not a bling girl)

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  25. Once again, it's the simpler quilt I'm drawn to. My favorite is "Slow But Sure". Love the use of log cabins as a border. I guess I don't see myself making any of those other quilts though they are beautiful. Maybe I'm always looking for the next new project? You've given me something to think about. Are you taking classes this year? Did you go for more than one day? Is the show held in Salt Lake City?

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  26. I love the hexagon quilt. The way it is displayed doesn't do the applique' border justice. So much work in that one. And, like Maureen I like the Slow But Sure. what a beautiful way to frame all of those great fabrics with log cabins. I enjoy the quilts that make me say, "Hey, I could do that!". That same Letter Carriers quilt won first here at our show in Bloomington, too....not this year but last year. They are all beautiful!

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  27. So many beautiful quilts, I love the border on the GFG, very creative. Also love the Letter Carrier quilt, wonder if that is an original pattern as I've never seen it before. I always love the appliques. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I liked the HMQS 10 year quilt - wonderful piecing, applique, and quilting all in one quilt. I don't care much for the "bling" on the newer quilt designs, but that's just personal preference. Thanks for showing Bonnie's quilting from quite a while ago. It's a very pretty quilt.

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  29. Me and My Shadow along with Super Star are my favorites, but there are others that don't stray to far away from my list. I've noticed that traditional quilting doesn't seem to be as popular at shows of late too. Always fun to see and admire other quilters work. How were the vendor malls? Did you bring anything home with you? Sandi

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  30. I think you captured enough to have something to appeal to everyone!! I loved the blue and white feathered star -- just gorgeous!!!! :)

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  31. Oh, wow!!! Sooooooooo much talent!! Thank you for sharing the show with us!!

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  32. Thank you for the beautiful show and tell... great idea to photograph the labels too. I loved letter carriers!

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  33. Me and my shadow took my breath away.. thanks for sharing.

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  34. no way--- Bonnie's neighbor, how funny. awesome quilts!

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