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Monday, May 07, 2007

Quilt Show

The quilt show was wonderful and inspiring as it always is. There were well over 200 items in it. It always amazes me that a rural area like ours can come up with so many new quilts every year. There are some master quilters in this area including some who have written books and one who is a finalist for applique in that $100,000 quilt challenge magazine. The good thing about the show (especially for a beginner like me) is that anyone can enter and they don't judge the work. I was also very imrpessed with the way it was hung. They managed to put quilts that complimented each other together, making both look better.


Try to focus on the quilt and not on the horrible picture of me. I always hate pictures of myself and this one is no exception. I got a lot of comments about the chickens and many quilters were curious about how they were done.

I love the colors in this quilt by my friend, Jen.


This one really captures Northern Canada at it's most romantic.

This one was inspired by the design on the t-shirt hung on the right side of the quilt.

This one was done by their featured quilter and she used all her own hand-dyes.
The butterflies managed to hold their own even though the quilt is quite small.

I didn't win the bag challenge but I was fine with that because the winning bags were absolutely wonderful. It is interesting to see what different people do with the same bits of fabric.

22 comments:

quiltpixie said...

as always it looks like the barnswallows put on a wonderful show. I enjoyed last year's, but had family obligations this year :-( What's this year's challenge?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Congratulations, your work came up beautifully. There were some more other great quilts there as well, I liked the huskies and the simple but effective use of the hand-dyes with black trims. Well worth the virtual tour, thank you, Tracey

The Calico Cat said...

WOW - I am so impressed that you got that quilt done so quickly!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It looks like a great quilt show - and lots of different variety too! How exciting to have your chicken quilt done in time to hang in the show - congrats!!!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Fiona said...

The chickens look good - I'm surprised at how big the quilt is - sometimes it's hard to judge scale from blog photos.

Tonya R said...

Your chickens quilt looks great. Love the luscious hand-dyes in that colorblock quilt. All wonderful.

Nancy said...

Love, love, love those chickens! I have to agree with Fiona in saying I didn't realize it was so large. I'm not sure why I though it was a smallish wall-hanging.

All the quilts you showed are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

atet said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful quilts. Your chickens are fantastic -- and the ultimate compliment for a quilter "how did you do that?"

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Congratulations! It is a true honor just to have your quilts hang in a show.

Do you know about the book Collaborative Quilting with chickens on the front. Here is a link to the jettstream blog for todays posting with the book.

http://jettstream.wordpress.com/2007/05/07/lets-have-some-fun/

meggie said...

I think the photo of you is lovely! And of course your quilts look great, & it was lovely to see your virtual tour.
Congratulations on having your quilts hung. I agree they did hang them very well.

Libby said...

Quilt shows are such fun - so many different quilts and styles to take in and be inspired by. I must say I like your chickens the best of all I see - you did a great job *s*

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

What a great quilt show. Your quilt really turned out wonderfully. It is great to see a picture of you, too. Somehow from your profile picture I always thought you had short hair.

TJ said...

Love the Chicken quilt...Great job...looks like a nice show...Toni

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of the quilt show. Your chicken quilt was in good company!

Morah said...

well now, how did you finish that quilt in one day???!!!

flippytale Quilter said...

What a great quilt! I bet you had fun!

YankeeQuilter said...

It feels like you just started that chicken quilt and here it is in a show! I am impressed.

Love the hand-dyed quilt...it glows! thanks for the photos

Molly said...

LOoved your virtual quilt show. Your chickens turned out lovely, not to mention their babysitter, the fox! The one with the huskies and northern lights is gorgeous....

Lily said...

Joyce you look different to your Blogger profile pic! It's so nice to see what you look like - thanks for being brave enough!

I love the fox in your hen house. Your quilting came up beautifully.

And the hand-dyed with black trim quilt is amazing. Wow!

Clare said...

Congratulations - your quilts look wonderful. I adore the second to last quilt - beautiful colours - and the one to the left of your butterflies. I didn't realise the chicken quilt was so big.

Dawn said...

YOur chicken quilt has always been wonderful, don't under-rate yourself! You have a natural talent for this! The chickens and fox were amazing, but these new animals are really fun too!

Do you happen to know if there was a pattern for that dog sled quilt? If you do can you email me? My youngest daughters dream is to raise sled dogs - I have to make this for her!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I love the egg in the center as well as the whole quilt. That's a great quilt and a fun idea. I like quilts with humor.