I took some pictures of some of the winners in our local quilt show. Enjoy! Our very own Sheila, Mary and Edie won ribbons with their entries. Sheila won first place for her machine embroidered Kimono quilt which she designed and stitched, she incorporated her family (Japanese) crest into the design. Mary won first place with her beautiful handquilted wholecloth quilt and Edie also won with her wholecloth handquilted quilt.
The circle designs are machine embroidery.
In this section the parrots are handpainted by Margie Engel from her Bodaicious book. Such a variety of technique, I love the fabric folding (origami) flowers.
38 has three dimentional flowers made from ribbon. Remarkable! Laurel's chicken is just awesome and I really liked the little heart made from the Twister tool template.
It was a fabulous show with over 400 entries. The vendor area was overwhelming and I only bought five patterns and one book. Fabric prices ranged between $13.99 - $16.99. Fat quarters were $3.50 and up. I didn't buy any fabric.
Show & Tell (What I bought, and why.)
The Twister book was purchased because I bought the tool last year and needed some ideas on how to use it. I thought it would be fun to make placemats.
The Little quilts and reindeer patterns will be used to make gifts for our quilter's gift exchange.
The cowboys will add interest to the backs of our western toddler quilts.
The Watercolor heart pattern, because Grace Ann made one and brought it to show and I loved it, probably because of all the flowers.
The cardinals pattern because so many of you always mention cardinals, I thought it would make a nice gift in a future swap. Now I have to actually use each one. Guess I'll "play" with the little twister first.
Mittsy, love the cardinal pattern! I bought a Twister book and template last year but have yet to use it... Right now I am trying to figure out how to use the 30's 9 patch blocks that I have. I was thinking about just setting them with white tot sashing between. Then I found the 30's pre-cut kitties that one of my cats gave me Christmas before last... Thinking of raw edge applique on a white square to put between the 9 patches. I think I have enough 9 patches to do both... If not, I have lots more 30's to make more blocks !!! lol And then... I was looking at the Little Quilts that you showed and me mind went off in another direction!! I think I have ADD!!!!
Laura, Oh, I just love that one with the white setting off the twisters!. Would be wonderful with 30's repro prints for our babies. May I have permission to print off your picture and show to my Thursday morning quilting ladies?
Gloria, what size are your blocks, I want to send you a surprise.
Sorry to take so long to get back to you but I have been sick. Terrible headache, nausea and piercing stomach cramps. Thought I had food poisoning but as it lasted too long think it must have been some bug that's going around.
Thursday morning group loved the twister variation with the white to set them off. We're slated it for fall, when we start up again. We'll be losing our meeting place when the snowbirds return to the north for Easter. Our goal now is to finish all the ones we have spray basted and get them quilted. I think we have 8 or 9 in the works. Judy and I sprayed four yesterday. It was so hot in the garage that we quit with quite a few more left to do. I felt dehydrated so we took a break for an iced tea.
Sorry Gloria I haven't been near my embroidery machine in awhile, but I haven't forgotten your "surprise". DH did manage a trip to the post office for me and dear Marion a package has been mailed to you. It's a thinking of you gift and I hope it arrives unbroken, probably didn't get stamped fragile. I've spent the better part of a week on the couch and really did very little. Forgot to tell DH to do the fragile thing. I have a bunch of things piled up to photograph to update the baby quilts and placemats but no energy to do so. Maybe tomorrow, today is pretty well full up.
I made a quilt years ago with large cats. 2 years ago I took it to a friend who does machine embroidery & asked her to give them "cute" faces. I finally got it back from her and OMG - the critters now have such personality. Someahve curly whiskers, some straight, some have open eyes and some are napping.
I need to really think about how to quilt it and then enter it into the Quilt Show this fall.
Sure am glad you are feeling better. We have had some bad "bugs" here in MD. Co-workers out for 1-2 weeks.