What better way to start off a Sunday than with a little eye candy right? This week I attended the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis 2013 Quilt Show. This is a show that they host every other year and is a nice local event. This year the vendors were a bit scarce, but I suspect that is due to it falling on the same weekend as Quilt Market. I thought I would share with you a few of the quilts that caught my eye.
Best in Show
First up is “Max”. Max won best in show and also first place in the art quilts, longarm-machine quilted category. Max was constructed and quilted by Cathy Franks.
Pretty incredible huh? I think she did a fabulous job…of course I am partial to anything “animal” LOL.
Vases, Birds, and Other Things
Next up in the applique bed quilts, longarm-machine quilted category was Vases, Birds, and Other Things. This was a beautiful applique quilt constructed by Bonnie Harlow and quilted by Lynette Reynolds. Here are a few close-ups.
Beautiful detail. I love these type of quilts. Maybe one day when I have more time. I look at all those berries and tiny pieces…eek!
Mom and Babes
This was a very fun log cabin quilt constructed by Sally Wycoff, quilted by Paul Wycoff. I thought they did a great job! Here’s a close up.
This one made me think of my parents. It’s called Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico. It was constructed and quilted by Judy Pleiss on her home-machine. There was beautiful quilting and couched threads. Here’s a close up..I thought she captured the serenity and movement of the water beautifully.
The Poodles Who Have Quilted With Me
I loved this quilt (of course!). It was in the mixed technique quilts and was constructed and quilted by Carol Henke. Here’s the story behind it:And now for some of the larger quilts. Who doesn’t love a Swoon? This is “Swoonie”, pieced and longarm machine-quilted by Vickie Smith. Some day I am going to finish my Swoon quilt….
Next up was “A Cool Starlit Night”, also pieced and longarm machine quilted by Vickie Smith. I loved both the colors and the secondary patterns formed here.
A Cool Starlit Night
Next up is “Alaska Memories”, pieced and longarm machine quilted by Darlene Glesenkamp. This quilt was made from batiks that she collected on a trip to Alaska and I just adored the animal batiks!
Dancing Autumn Leaves
This was a beautiful quilt entered in the group quilts category. Loved the colors!
Angela’s Wedding Quilt
This one I loved and could totally see making for our bedroom to showcase some fun fabric prints. This was a wedding quilt that was pieced by Ann Petrie and longarm machine-quilted by Jane Pitt.
I’m always drawn to pinwheels. This was pieced by Carol and Theresa Cantwell and longarm machine-quilted by Theresa Cantwell.
There you go….your eye candy for the day! I am on “stay-cation” this week and have lots of quilty plans. Today I’m going to be working on that special quilt for Mason’s mom :) I’m really looking forward to quality time with the sewing room today and Scarlett! I’ve picked a simple 4-patch pattern alternating with 8 inch picture blocks framed in white. All of the fabric is in. I’m using “All Around Town” by Whimsicals. Here’s the fabric before I dig into it along with a stack of all of his photo blocks.
Happy Sunday :)