Calling all "judges" for the annual DG County Fair! Vote for your favorites here!

Not Mine, but.........

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

I have several pictures from quilt shows that I went to this year. I thought that I'd start a thread of quilts that we didn't create, but thought worth sharing. I'll periodically add to the thread to bump it up if it gets too far down on the list. Some of these are not my thing (for example, applique) but found some that floored me.

This was called 'Butterflies on the Pond' The creator embroidered several types of butterflies on a the pond fabric print. It was really effective

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

A closer view

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

How very clever, and oh so pretty.

Great idea for a thread Stu.


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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

This is called 'Selvige Bookcase. The Selvages making the book spines

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

This was called 'A Grandmother's Tribute' The towel (?) at the bottom of the cupboard is 3D amd attached only at the base.

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

She used photo-prints on fabric of her mother and grandmother.

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

Incredible work

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

I thought this very pretty 'Oriental Shadow Box'

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

My last one for the evening........ 'Window Hanging' made using an blocks mounted in an old window. Very interesting effect.

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Huron, OH(Zone 5b)

very nice. I like the bookcase, neat idea for the selveges.

(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

Really nice, thanks for sharing, Stu.

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

'Monsters' ....... What a great quilt for her grandaughter.

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Lexington Park, MD

What a great idea . And I just love the monsters quilt .

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Beautiful quilts stu...thank you for sharing.
I have never been to a quilt show yet, but I am hoping once I get my health issues under control I will be able to attend one!!!
I especially love the Grandmother's tribute and the monster quilt...so much detail in them both.

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Thanks for the thread Stu. Love the quilts!
This will give us more ideas for quilts to come...

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Thanks for sharing.

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

Woven Ribbons..... it was done from a pattern in a McCall's Mag. If anyone has that issue, please let me know

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Lexington Park, MD

That is very colorful but would send me over the edge I do believe.

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

I love the way the use of tone gives the illusion of movement and depth.

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Lexington Park, MD

Stu found the pattern. go to mccallsquilting.com March/April2010

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

Really interesting 'Geisha Girl'.

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

The obi (sash) has a chain and bead enhanced embelishment.

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

And another metal embelishment in the headress

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

Thanks Laura

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

'Kimono'

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(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

WOW... LOL and I love monster best! guess I'm just not very complex!

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

If I remember correctly, this was on Manquilter website. Called 'Brick Wall'. Great use for scraps.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Oh I love the Woven Ribbons and the Brick Wall...amazing what effects can be achieved by the positioning of the fabrics.
Thanks again for sharing :)

(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

I went through the whole show then went home for lunch and back again to take photos.
Stu I thought of you with this one because of the fabrics. This was a BOM called "Civil War Tribute" using repo fabrics. It's quite large 95x106. The displays were set up like cubicles so it was hard to get full photos of some of the quilts, plus there was a large crowd and I had to wait sometimes to get a clear shot.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

I took this one for Melody because it's all hand dyed fabrics. It's not elaborate but the effect was stunning.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

This is the one I voted for. Part of the appliques are in wool. size is 68x81.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

There were several Bargellos, but this one just grabbed me.41x58 called Aurora Borealis. The photo doesn't really do it justice the colors were very vivid.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

I thought this was a fun idea. It's called daddys ties. After her husband retired, she used his ties to make this. Behind each tie is a piece of dress shirt. size is 55x70.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

One I chose for you Thunder. It's called "Lake Memories" is 90x90 and has over 5000 pieces. Most of the pieces were 1"x1". I'm sorry for the bad photo as I said it was difficult to get the shots and some were so rushed. This really doesn't do it justice.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

I think I really should have voted for this one.Called "Times and Seasons Calendar Quilt" It's 82x83, made with applique, silk ribbon embroidery and beaded (none of which shows in the photo) , took 3 years to make.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

This is a close up of the center tree, very clever I thought.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

Boy it's hard to decide which to post. This one was so light colored that it didn't photo well but the work in it was amazing. It's called"A Quilt of Paper Cuts" size is 86x103. What patience.

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(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

OK One more. This one is a Mariners Compass, a round robin made by 6 people. Size is 80x86.

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Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Wow! Thanks for posting. Amazing quilts and something for everyone. So hard to choose a favorite, would really like to work on a round robin quilt. So much talent. I really like those dragonflies in the Mariner's Compass.

(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

I'm so fascinated by Mariners Compass. Probably because I know I will never make one. I thought the dragonflies and butterflies really made it special.

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