Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Best of the Utah quilt show (part 4)!

Here are our final photos of favorites from the the 43rd Annual Springville (Utah) Quilt Show! This juried exhibition features quilts of all styles created by some of the State’s finest quilters. We are always impressed by the quality and beauty of the quilts by these Utah quilters.

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Cub Loving His Dad by Sharon Aposhian Wright

Recipient of a Judge's Choice Award, Sharon says,  "I made this quilt to commemorate the birth of my first son's first son, Aram.... The black background is quilted from the back of the quilt following the pattern on the African backing fabric.  The design on [the] front was then colored for accent."

The techniques used were fused raw-edge applique, colored pencil shading, thread painting (silk, metallic, variegated), embellishments, and fishing line whiskers. 

There is Room for Everybody by Linda Williams, quilted by Kim Peterson

Linda Williams says, "This is the first time I have worked with batiks.  At the suggestion of the pattern designer [Edyta Sitar], I decided to give it a try."

Linda continues, "I love the contrast in the quilt components; it would not have been the same using quilting cottons only." The pattern is Homestead by Edyta Sitar.

Wild Winter by Carol Ford, quilted by Virginia Gore

Carol Ford says, "These are some of the animals and birds that live on our ranch in Birdseye, Utah... I found these paper pieced patterns online, and I purchased the fabrics in Alaska."  We are searching for the pattern source.

Glimpse of Happiness by Kira Holladay

This is a wonderful way to frame a fabric panel.  "This quilt began with a few charms from a fabric collection by Moda.  It was inspired by the Labyrinth Quilt Pattern by Debbie Maddy... it is a window into what feels like peace to me.  All quilting was done on a home sewing machine."

Paradise in Blooms by Josephine Keasler, quilted by Kim Peterson

This quilt is based on a pattern by Judy Niemeyer.  Winner of a Judge's Choice Award, Josephine Keasler says:  "The process for making this quilt was a challenge and a joy.  Using color to create the water lilies, anthuriums, calla lilies, roses and bird of paradise was fun.  Changing the vases to baskets made this design mine."

Check out the intricate quilting in golden thread by Kim Peterson, at the bottom of this photo:

The Joy and Bliss of It by Marie Nelson

We enjoyed these colorful, rick rack-edged flowers.  Marie Nelson says, "This quilt was my response to the 2016 HMQS ADORNit Fabric Design challenge, featuring improvisational piecing, applique, and rick rack embellishment."

Harmony by Kaye Wittwer, quilted by Ramona Sorenson

Ramona Sorenson says,  "For many years my family was involved in music.  I created a design merging the treble and bass clefs.  This represented the harmonious sounds of the blending of all voices.  My daughter helped me create the design to use for the English Paper Piecing of hexagons.  I made a large quilt using 3/4 inch hexagons; in this quilt I wanted to see what it would look like with 1/2 inch hexagons in black and white."

Luna Essence by Anne Muñoz

We love this small art quilt with its hand stitching, shown below.  Anne says,  "This whole cloth quilt was batiked and discharged, then hand and machine stitched."

Image credit:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.


  1. Wow is all I can say! I think I like the rick rack flowers most of all. How clever!

  2. Woow, wonderful works! I like it.

    Greetings from Germany, Klaudia;-)

  3. We can't choose a favorite. They are all just stunning!

  4. Oh boy! Just about the time I see one quilt that is the best, I scroll down and see another. There are lots of ideas attacking my brain!


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