Sunday, May 08, 2011

WARNING - lots of quilt pictures

Last week was the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City. I LOVE this show - it is absolutely amazing! My friends Debbie, Deonn, and Tricia entered a quilt challenge where all the fabric is provided and there are also a few rules to follow. The quilts are auctioned off for a different charity every year, but before they are, someone gets to win the challenge. They won this year with this gorgeous quilt. The workmanship is amazing. Good job ladies!

I took a bunch of pictures of just some of the quilts I liked. So quilters enjoy, sorry to everyone else!

This one is called Scrappy Nine Patch and was made by Linda Walters. I just love love love this kind of scrappy quilt - it makes me happy.

Forgot to get the name and maker of this one. I just love how simple squares, half square triangles, and color can make such an amazing pattern.

This one is called Feathered Stars and is made by Brenda Bell. The applique is wonderful!! It is made from a Kim Diehl pattern. I love Kim's patterns.

I was automatically drawn to this one and is horribly named Butt Ugly. It was made by Lurdes Larrinaga. Apparently I like an ugly quilt because the maker thinks this one is 'butt ugly'. She said it was made from ugly block of the month blocks of hers and her sisters, so she added an ugly sashing and a 'butt ugly' label to top it off. I am heartbroken that I like ugly quilts. What do you think?

I was also drawn to this one because I recognized the pattern, a civil war era reproduction pattern. This one was made by Kathy Young and is called I Wish I Had This Quilt. She made a similar one for a friend and loved it.

There were a wonderful handful of Underground Railroad quilts and this is one of them. It was made by a lady from Kaysville, Kaye Nye. The next photo shows a close up of the background fabric. Super fun!!

Melissa Thomson is also from Kaysville and made one of my favorite Underground Railroad quilts there. She made it for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War this year.

Sandra Starley is an expert antique quilter. She is an AQS certified quilt appraiser and I booked her to come to the Heber Valley Civil War Weekend Quilt Show this year to judge the show and also give a historical quilting presentation. I was so excited to meet her and see a few of her antique quilts in a special display.

Here are a few of the antique quilts she had displayed. I am so excited to have her come to Heber!

This quilt is just wonderful to me for some reason. I love the colors, the simplicity, the applique, and just the feel of it. It was made by Judith Davis and is called Martha Washington.

This quilt is wonderful because of the colors, but also because of the simplicity of it again - just half square triangles! I also love it because it is my friend Deonn's pattern called Carpenter's Star. So this quilt was made by Virginia Holyoak and is called Carpenter's Star.

This quilt brought me in this year, but in the past I would not have cared for it. I like it now because of the Trees of Life or Tree Everlasting blocks. I learned this was one of the first ever documented quilt blocks made in America. It had quite a significance to the Puritans that came over the ocean for religious purposes. It was made by Karen Herburger and is called Tree of Life.

I loved this house quilt because each of the houses have traditional pieced blocks in them using reproduction fabrics. I just thought it was wonderful. It was made by Jean Stewart and is called Schoolhouse Surround. This was a Patchwork Friends block exchange sashed in Burgoyne Surrounded pattern.

AHH, everyone ohh and ahh with me. This my dears is a Dear Jane quilt. The first one was made in 1865 by Jane Stickle and is currently in The Bennington Museum in Vermont. Her quilt has inspired many quilters to reproduce her amazing work. This one here was made by Joylyn Cluny and is called Dear Jane. I think each of those blocks are 5 inch blocks - wow!

There were amazing quilts at the show, this one being called Crown of Thorns by Blanche Young.

I forgot to get the name on this one, I was too busy looking at the colors and all those little pieces I guess!

This one was made by Irena Bluhm and is called Butterfly Parade. It is actually colored, not pieced. The machine quilting on it is amazing!

I adore this one. I just love it - the colors, the watercolor effect, and then the gorgeous tree. It was made by Diana Mauldin and called Winter's a Comin'.

This is another one that I love - just squares and half square triangles. I think I am drawn to two tone quilts lately too. I need to make one. This was made for a granddaughter by Mary Jo Hansen and is called Stars for Julie. I love the red and white!

This one was just cool. It took Carole-Anne Hopkins 2 years to collect all the fabrics for Floral Colorwash.

Once again, drawn to the simplicity and the colors - I think I will make a blue and white quilt. There, I said it and I have proof - now I have to do it! This was made by Holly Elder and is called Round and Round.

Another one I love - YEAH! This was made by Barbara Cook from a pattern called Welcome Home by McCalls Quilting Magazine. She calls hers Americana.

Oh, I adore this one. I would love to make something like this, but I know I never will. So I took a picture to capture it. Judy Fitzgerald made this one and calls is Memories of New York where she used to live in a wonderful neighborhood like this one!

This one was just fun. It reminds me of my mom, the colors anyway. She loves bright fun primary colors. Susan Davis designed and made this one and named it Happy Days. She got the idea from a tractor parts magazine at her home with a photo of a red barn, blue skies, and pretty yellow sunflowers on it.

Well, thanks for sharing my HMQS favorites with me! Next year you should just go yourself and see the hundreds of quilts in person - it is much better that way. I am definatley drawn to the more traditional patterns, earthy and dark toned fabric, and patriotic quilts. There were so many wonderful quilts there that do not fit those qualifications that others would truly enjoy. So many gorgeous bright and artsy quilts. Just not my style.


Mom said...

So much talent in those pics. Very awesome!

Kate said...

I love the ugly one too! I think it was the colors as much as the random placement of the different blocks that made the maker not like it...

I also liked the Dear Jane one until you said 5 inch blocks...I would need a straitjacket if I attempted something like that!

Rachel said...

Thanks Kate for liking it, that makes me feel better and makes me not wonder about my taste! For sure about the straight jacket!! Oh my goodness!

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing all these great photos from HMQS especially some of my antique quilt display and even my poster. I glad you enjoyed seeing them. It was so nice to meet you. Looking forward to Heber.


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