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The Quilt Show

August 29, 2010

Last Friday I met my friend Elizabeth to go to the art museum and visit their annual Quilt Show exhibit.  It was stunning.  I should remind you all that I have made a grand total of two pieced quilts in my life.  The first was for my friend’s little boy and this was the other.  Neither could be considered a great piecing/quilting achievement on MY part.  But I’m proud of them anyway.  After visiting this show I wanted nothing more than to sit and sew all day every day and make something fantastic.  Here are some of my favorites. (Click on any pic to get all the details, and see it larger.  They are linked to my flickr set .)

Springville Quilt Show 1

This is a wedding quilt.  The guests signed the white strips between the gray and orange blocks.

Springville Quilt Show 2

Best of show winner.  No big surprise there.

Springville Quilt Show 3

This was my favorite quilt.  This is a mini, and she had an identical  full size version as well!
Springville Quilt Show 7

So many little pieces, so so many pieces.

Springville Quilt Show 12

The LDS Dallas Temple, another favorite and winner of a Judges Choice Award.

Springville Quilt Show 10

Best choice of fabrics, and look at those cute stars!

Springville Quilt Show 11

This was all pieced by hand, and it’s huge.  Like at least queen size, maybe larger.

Springville Quilt Show 17

But this one kind of blew me away.  This quilt is also gigantic, and it is completely done by hand.  All pieced by hand, all appliqued by hand and then all quilted by hand.  It gave me newfound motivation to pull out Creamie’s alphabet quilt and get it finished.  If I continue at my current rate (which is a rate of zero.  It’s sitting at the bottom of a giant stack, untouched for months and months.) she will be in highschool before I finish it.  Also, I am more and more excited to go to the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November!

Alright, if you want to see some more pictures of these quilts, you can go to my flickr set.  Or click on any pic to go to flickr so you can see it bigger.  Happy Sunday!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2010 6:07 pm

    What gorgeous quilts. My personal favorite is the one with all the circles. Beautiful

  2. sara permalink
    August 31, 2010 7:47 am

    ohmygosh, I LOVE creamies alphabet quilt! it’s so darling! i’d never seen it before.

    my parents made me and my husband a quilt for our wedding gift. it’s a wedding ring quilt with bits of my childhood pieced in (all of my gunne sax dresses from my gramma are in it). It’s big enough to fit our king size bed, too. i feel lucky. 🙂

    (ps. sorry i haven’t responded to your email… i intend to, i promise! you know how the life of a mama can be!)

  3. August 31, 2010 8:59 am

    Pink,

    The quilt show was so much fun! I might need to go back for one more peek at the pretty quilts. I want to sit at my sewing machine and never leave it too. I haven’t uploaded my photos yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll check for that information you wanted on the amazing hand quilted one.

    Also, you made those two totally awesome Flag quilts, which brings your total up to four pieced quilts.

    xo -E

  4. September 2, 2010 10:50 pm

    my mom’s friend made that best in show quilt. AMazing! I love the Springville Art Museum!

  5. September 2, 2010 11:08 pm

    Thank you, thank you! I love online quilt shows that (a) have zero transportation time for me and (b) I don’t spend a zillion dollars in the merchant mall on stuff I am Likely To Never Use.
    Lovely!

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