Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Day of Color Quilt Show

On June 1, 2013, we attended "A Day of Color" quilt show presented by the Flying Needles Quilt Guild in Woodland, California. 

This quilt guild is only three years old, but they are turning out some very pretty and skillful work. Come join us for a "walkabout "!

This Old Barn Quilt , 72 x 72, by Lois Dell

Lois has done a very creative variation on the traditional schoolhouse quilt block by substituting barns in bright, happy colors. She's added in some cute chickens and rooster blocks, set off by prairie points, around the center medallion.  The pattern is by The Quilt Company.

Close-Up, This Old Barn Quilt by Lois Dell

Look at the darling "quilt barn" in the center, surrounded by baby chicks, a butterfly, and a stately rooster! This is a very fun quilt, with lots of visual interest.

Step Into My Garden, 60 x 60, by Olivia Loop

Olivia says,  "I couldn't resist another Kim Diehl pattern. I used up lots of old strips and had fun with applique." You can see that Olivia has used a lot of her vivid scraps, but the motif is still very unified, due to the matching red and white nine patch centers of each block. This cheerful folk art pattern will brighten up any room in your home.

Catch Me If You Can, 45 x 56, by Maggie Mitchell

Maggie says,  "This was a Linda Ballard workshop, where she emphasized precision piecing."  We especially like the flying geese border, which enhances the strong, angular, geometric pattern of her quilt.

First Big Quilt, 68 x 83, by Kathy Goding

Kathy notes, "This is my first big quilt that I quilted myself, using nylon thread for each individual block. Also, I had to calculate the number of  [quilted] curves for the border before chalking the curved lines. So, determining exact dimensions was a new process for me."  We think that Kathy has done an excellent job of showing her collection of  large-scale Asian prints, using the traditional snowball  pattern.

Calendar Block of the Month, 64 x 82, by Betsy van Kessel

Betsy states: "[This is a ] Block of the Month 'Calendar' presented by Betty Kisbey. As always, I enjoyed making one block a month and at the end, being challenged with putting the blocks together." We enjoyed this eye-catching quilt, which displays some favorite, much-beloved quilt patterns, updated in vivid colors.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.

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