Winning Best of Show was this beauty by Ilene H. King. Here you can click the photos to read her tag and see a close-up of her incredible hand quilting!
My favs weren't always award winners, but they caught my eye.
Click the small photo below to read the tag.
This was a very striking quilt. You may or may not know that after my first love, CW Repro fabrics, Batiks rank a close second. Love the lush, vibrant colors.
Always in awe of the beautiful art quilts--this was my favorite of that genre. Looks like I forgot to watermark this photo. Click the tag below for due credit, please.
Quilts by Marsha McCloskey
Luckily I had class with Marsha, because I was near the back of the ballroom during her trunk show and couldn't get good shots of the quilts. This is the English Ivy quilt for the class I took.
The photo below is a little blurry, but it is made from blocks of the quilt above, in a different colorway. I didn't get a shot of it in class, so I had to rely on the blurry one from the trunk show.
The next couple of tops are still WIP. Look at this beautiful triple star!
The rich colors on this make a striking statement!
Quilts by Lisa Bongean
I had a seat near the front on Lisa's trunk show day (our tables were assigned). Here are a couple she shared with us there.
|Yes, I can see that "quilt" is spelled wrong in the watermark. I didn't want to redo it. : )|
"Words to Live By" was on display to the side of the podium. I was able to get Lisa to pose by it afterward. Love this quilt.
Exciting to me was the fact that we were able to see all of the little quilts in Lisa's new book of mini quilts, Little Gatherings!
Here she is displaying a couple of them. I got more shots of them in the classroom afterwards. You'll see those farther down.
Two more warm and woolly quilts.
A fun little wintery quilt from her newest line of fabric, Snowman Gathering II.
This quilt captured my heart. I want it badly, but all of those little HSTs may bring on another migraine!!
Beautiful wool table mats and runners. Many of these have "crazy stitch" embroidery--like a crazy quilt, only no seams to stitch over.
Now for the minis! Here they are, all spread out over the classroom tables. Gives you some size perspective.
Here are the close-ups! Click to enlarge, if you wish. Enjoy!!
Wish I had a prize for everyone who stayed with me through all of that. I really was selective about the photos I shared, if you can believe it.
Today I have spent some time on Lori's SAL, Country Roads. I started two of them because I couldn't narrow down my fabric selection. This was a disease I suffered from a few years ago and I thought I had it under control, but apparently it was just in remission. I'll share my progress down those two country roads next time.