Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More Eye Candy from the Quilt Festival

There were several categories of displays at the Festival this weekend.  I wish I had taken even more pictures but here are a few that I didn't post yet.  Again, apologies for the photo quality.  These were all taken with my phone. The first two are both from the Quilts of Valor collection:
This next one was red and white.  It caught my eye because it had a traditional and modern look all in one.

This next one blew me away with it's complexity.  It was a prize winner, but my photo with the information about the creator isn't clear enough for me to read:

This next one caught my eye because it is embellished with machine embroidery in a unique way.  Each embroidery pattern is done two ways: first with full color and thread fill and second in a single color with outlines only.  I've wanted to do a piece with machine embroidered blocks since getting my new machine a few months ago.  Perhaps I can figure out how to do something similar to this.

There were quite a few art quilts on display as well as "wearable art" - quilted clothing and a small doll display.  Several groups were raffling off quilts as fund raisers.

And, of course there were many, many vendors.  One of my favorite booths was the Quilter's Dream Batting booth.  They had samples of all their various battings as well as a take home guide with small samples of each.  They sponsor a Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS.  You make and donate a quilt to the challenge.  The quilts are used to raise awareness and research money for ALS, a fatal muscle disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  The quilts are given to ALS patients, auctioned, sold and displayed in various ways.  There are prizes awarded each year also and all the information is on the web site linked above. 


  1. Wow those are some amazing quilt. Love the embroidered one.

    1. Me too. A quilt something like that is on my "someday" list for sure!

  2. Thanks for sharing these luscious quilts, Nina. I am in awe of the colorful applique quilt. It must have taken years to complete! Gorgeous!