International Quilt Festival 2013, Part 6

Here is is, the sixth and final post about the 2013 Festival. Below are some more quilts that caught my eye.

“Cock of the Walk” by David TaylorTaylor - Cock of the Walk

“Birds and Blooms” by Janet Watson and Kim NortonWatson & Norton - Birds and Blooms Watson & Norton - Birds and Blooms - detail

“Heralds of Spring” by Joann WebbWebb - Hearlds of Spring Webb - Hearlds of Spring - detail

“Bull’s-Eye 1″ by Colleen WoottonWootten - Bull's-Eye 1

“Just For Fun” by Lyndy SpencerSpencer - Just For Fun

And last, but not least….this quilt was not in the show, but in a vendor’s booth. I just love it. It is an 1890s silk quilt made in a Quaker community. How very modern! Just goes to show, that what is old is new again.1890s silk

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International Quilt Festival, Part 5

In no particular order, I am going to share some of the quilts that caught my eye at Quilt Festival this year. Check back tomorrow for the final post, Part 6.

“Photographer Darling” by Noriko Nozawa

Nozawa - Photographer Darling Nozawa - Photographer Darling - detail1 Nozawa - Photographer Darling - detail2

“Who, Me?” by Ruth Powers

Powers - Who, Me?

“Geschwindigkeit (Speed)” by Cheryl Sleboda

Sleboda - Geschwindigkeit (Speed)

“Chihuly’s Gondola” by Melissa Sobotka took the Best of Show award.Sobotka - Chihuly's Gondola

“Gypsy” by Sharon Shamber
Schamber - Gypsy Schamber - Gypsy - detail

“Skyline” by Claudia Scheja was the Best of Show winner of the Open European Quilt Championships 2013.

Scheja - Skyline

“Shadows 2″ by Margarete SteinhauerShadows 2

“Red, White and Wright” by Judy SheltonShelton - Red, White and Wright

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International Quilt Festival, Part 4

In no particular order, I am going to share some of the quilts that caught my eye at Quilt Festival this year. Check back tomorrow for Part 5.

“It Takes the Case” by Karlyn Bue Lohrenz

Lohrenz - It Takes the Case Lohrenz - It Takes the Case - detail

“Something More Magical Than It Ever Was” by Judy Martin

Martin - Something More Magical Than It Every Was Martin - Something More Magical Than It Every Was - detail

“The Compass Quilt” by Kathleen McLaughlin, quilted by Debbie Loeser

McLaughlin & Loeser - The Compass Quilt McLaughlin & Loeser - The Compass Quilt - detail

“Dandelions” by Kathleen McLaughlin, quilted by Debbie Loeser

McLauglin & Loeser - Dandelions

 

McLaughlin-Loeser Dandelions - detail

“Gathering Hearty Roses” by Aiko Miyata, Norimi Tashiro, Nobuko Kotani and Reiko Terui

Miyata - Gathering Hearty Roses Miyata - Gathering Hearty Roses - detail

“Roses in the Window” by Carol Morrissey

Morrissey - Roses in the Window Morrissey - Roses in the Window - detail

“Dear Jane, Welcome to the 21st Century” but Valerie Mullally

Mullally - Dear Jane, Welcome to the 21st Century Mullally - Dear Jane, Welcome to the 21st Century - detail

“Alice’s Kitchen” by Miki Murakami

Murakami - Alice's Kitchen

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International Quilt Festival, Part 3

In no particular order, I am going to share some of the quilts that caught my eye at Quilt Festival this year. Check back tomorrow for Part 4.

There was a special exhibit of Kaffe Fassett quilts. I loved the color palette of this series of quilts.

Fassett Exhibit Fassett - Striped Rice Bowls

“Renaissance” by Theresa Fetch

Fetch - Renaissance Fetch - Renaissandce - detail

“Venus in the Garden” by Sheila Frampton-Cooper

Frampton-Cooper - Venus In the Garden

“Twirly Balls and Pinwheels” by Susan Garman

Garman - Twirly Balls and Pinwheels

“Lincoln” by Virginia Greaves

Greaves - Lincoln

“The Four Elements” by Margaret Jessop

Jessop - The Four Elements

“Blue Plate Special” by Judy Kriehn

Kriehn - Blue Plate Special

 

 

 

 

 

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International Quilt Festival 2013, Part 2

In no particular order, I am going to share some of the quilts that caught my eye at Quilt Festival this year. Check back tomorrow for Part 3.

“Tutti Frutti Main Street” by Susan Bleiweiss

Bleiwess - Tutti Frutti Main Street

“1938″ by Melissa Burdon

Burdon & Marlborough - 1938

 

“A Persian Prayer Rug” by Hazel Canny

Canny - A Persian Prayer Rug

 

“Indigo Trips Around the World” by Ananbeth Dollins

Dollins - Indigo Trips Around the World

I love the quilting.

Dollins - Indigo Trips Around the World - detail

 

“The Pink Candle, Organic Log Cabin #5″ by  Jennifer Emry

Emry - The Pink Candle, Organic Log Cabin #5

“Fireworks Quilt” by Tara Faughnan

Faughman - Fireworks Quilt

 

 

 

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The Niche

Recently, one of my favorite retailers, Erie Drive, asked me to be a contributing bloggger for their blog, “The Niche“. I said YES! Today they did an introduction post about me. More posts written by me are coming soon.

Erie Drive carries beautiful products. I am partial to the bkr glass water bottles. I keep one on the first floor of my house near my computer and a second one upstairs in my quilting room!

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International Quilt Festival 2013, Part 1

As many of you know, I spent last week at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. Festival is the largest quilt show in the country and the most fun quilt show I have ever been to. Women (well, mostly women) fly in from all over the world to see some outstanding quilts and to hang out with “their people”.

The line of people waiting to get into Preview Night:

Line

I had a couple of quilts in the show. “Mass Maples” was in the judged show. It won an honorable mention in the Traditional Pieced category!

Tarr - Mass MaplesCatena was in the “Celebrate Spring” special exhibit. I love how it was hanging right under those graphic restroom signs. Made it easy to find the quilt.

Catena under signs

I also had a mini quilt in the silent auction to benefit the International Quilt Association. It is made up of leftover scraps from “Valley Snapshots“.

Tarr - Snapshopts RevisitedKaren Sievert’s quilt, “A Truly Feathered Star” was next to Mass Maples in the show, so Karen and I got to hang out while we stood by our quilts. Karen is a hoot and the quilt is stunning. Hers won Third Place in the Traditional Pieced category.

Sievert - A Truly Feathered StarThe points on the stars are made with prairie points. The quilt is trapuntoed, and although you can’t see it in the photo there are 2200 little pearl beads hot fixed onto the top.

When Karen turned the quilt over you could see that she had hot fixed 2200 Swarovski crystals to the back of the quilt. It was a show-stopper!

Sievert - back

While at the show I also did a couple of demonstrations for Open Studios, which were presented by Craftsy. I did a demo last year and had so much fun. This year I did two, one on paper-piecing and one on making circles for your appliqué.

Open StudiosThere were four demos going at once, so you could walk around and learn a lot in a very short period of time. I listened to several demos and learned several little tips and tricks.

My mom took this shot through the window of the back of me. Some of the participants look a bit confused, I hope I was able to clear up their confusion quickly!

Tarr - Open Studios

Tomorrow I will post more photos of some of the quilts I liked, but I will leave you with the part of the show that makes me laugh every year. The husband’s lounge. When I took the photo, there was one husband in there in a recliner, with his feet up, reading the newspaper.

Husband's Lounge

 

 

 

 

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Quilt Dots!

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How cute are these little buttons?

I am so happy to announce that Quilt Dots is selling a collection of 6 buttons with my quilts on them. From top left clockwise there is “Yolk Music”, “Mass Maples”, “Upstairs Downstairs”, “Strung Along II: Log Cabin variation”, “O Happy Day”, and “Catena”.

For $6 you, too, can have a set – just click on over to Quilt Dots’ site!

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Robin’s Egg Blue

Me, at dinner tonight, “I think the blue on this label is my new favorite color”.

Full Sail Amber

My husband, looking around our kitchen, “What do you mean by *new*?”

Cabinets copy Wonder Bread copy

 Point taken.

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Blog Roll for Farmington Valley Quilter’s Guild

Thanks to the Farmington Valley Quilter’s Guild for having me as a speaker tonight. I loved the guild, as their members were so nice and welcoming. My talk was on modern quilting, and I also did a trunk show. One person asked what modern quilting blogs I follow.

As promised, below is a list of the quilting blogs that I follow. Not all of them are specific to modern quilting, but many are. You can also see more information about Modern Quilting at the Modern Quilt Guild website, and follow their blog.

You will definitely be able to find many beautiful quilts and a lot of inspiration in these in the links below. Please leave your favorite quilting sites in the comments, I’d love to have some more suggestions!

Oh Fransson!

Handmade By Alissa

Tallgrass Prairie Studio

Cherry House Quilts

Quilting is My Therapy: Angela Walters

Free Motion Quilting Project

Anna Maria Horner

A Stitch in Dye

Generation Q Magazine

Green Fairy Quilts

Quilt Inspiration

Barbara Brackman

Luke Haynes

That Crazy Quilty Girl

The Printed Bolt

Thomas Knauer Sews

Esch House Quilts

Blue Moon River: Susan Brubaker Knapp

Carolyn Friedlander

Jane Davila

 

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