Sunday, May 2, 2010

Quilt Show

Home at last!

I’m a member of the Hudson Village Quilters, a great group of quilters and even greater people.  Every two years we host a two day event to showcase the work of the talented members of our group.

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It started on Friday afternoon with the dropping off of our quilts and set up.  The actual show took place from 9-5 on Saturday and Sunday.  I did kitchen duty on both days and the sandwiches and sweets that were provided by our members were scrumptious as usual.  I’m no dummy…I had first pick!  *wink*

So without further ado, here they are…and the pictures just don’t do them justice.

Hand appliquéd and hand quilted…

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Another hand appliquéd and hand quilted treasure.  Some of the pieces are so tiny.  The gal who made this quilt said that the original design featured soldiers carrying weapons and she elected to replace the weapons with musical instruments.

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A Blackbird Design hand appliquéd and machine quilted.

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Another hand appliquéd and hand quilted beauty using all batiks.

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A closer look…

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The free motion quilting on this next quilt is simply stunning.

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Perhaps you can see it better in the next photo which shows the back of the quilt.

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Nancy, my friend and  longarm quilter extraordinaire,  quilted both the previous quilt and this next one which was ‘just an exercise’ to practice different techniques.   Amazing!

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This is also one of Nancy’s practice quilts that she calls her ‘color wheel’ quilt.

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Can you notice that she changed out threads and the binding to correspond with each color.  You just have to see it in person to appreciate the work involved.

Remember this one?

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My ‘Raggedy & Friends’ quilt.  Nancy also custom quilted this one.

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And this is our raffle quilt that our members pieced and hand quilted.  It was appraised at $2,700.  The proceeds from this quilt will go to a local hospice.

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I have a whole bunch more pictures to show you which I’ll save for another post.  All in all the show was very successful and the traffic was steady for both days.  It would appear that the interest in things hand made and more specifically quilting, is alive and well.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

33 comments:

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kareen,
Wow, what talented, creative ladies you spent the weekend with.
Oh, maybe one day I'll be able to sew and quilt like these ladies.
Happy creating,
Hugs,
Anna

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful quilt show, just love the colors in the batik piece. Once I finish my other ones, I want to make some small batik art ones for my daughter. Will be good practice for machine quilting.

Debbie

Patty said...

Beautiful quilts.

luv2quilt2 said...

What wonderful work from talented, creative quiltmakers. I wish I could have seen it .

Robin said...

They sure are gorgeous! I am in my first quilting class right now. I can really appreciate all the cutting, piecing and sewing all the more now. Looks like a great event.

Deb said...

Kaaren - What a feast for the eyes all those quilts are. Just spectacular. Whoever wins the raffle quilt is one lucky person - it's spectacular.

Sue said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Diane H said...

Thanks Kaaren, looking forward to seeing more of these amazing quilts.

Rumi said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilts! What a joy it must have been for you to see these in person!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Hi Kaaren, Thanks for sharing those beautiful quilts! Isn't it great to participate in a successful quilt show. Love your Raggedy & Friends quilt. It would fit in perfect with my raggedy friends I collect. Wink wink! Have a great week. Karen

Annette said...

Such magnificent quilts! I am in awe. It's so fun to see your darling quilt again too. I just love it.

Miriam said...

Beautiful quilts Kaaren! Thank you for sharing.
I wish I lived closer.

Maggey and Jim said...

Hello Kaaren, Just simply lovely quilts,, Awesome beyond words..The machine quilting is fabulous too.
Maggey

Susannah said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilts. What inspiration! Maybe I will have to pick up that quilting needle again! Thanks for showing us the work of creative and talented artists. I enjoyed seeing them all.

call me crazy said...

Wow! What gorgeous quilts and quilting! How fun to see them in person. :-) Thanks for the show!

Tanyastitches said...

Absolutely stunning

Janet said...

What a lovely show you lot put on, you've shown some beautiful quilts.
The workmanship looks superb too, thanks for sharing them.

Stephanie said...

So much talent and inspiration. Practice quilting??? They're spectacular. Your opportunity quilt is sure to raise a ton of money. Gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Amazing! I can't wait to see more... your quilt is such a cutie! Oh, and that raffle quilt is a dream~!!!!

Lori said...

What a terrific way to spend the weekend!
The quilts are spectacular! Thanks for the virtual quilt show.

Micki said...

Wow, those quilts really take my breath away. They are so pretty!
Thanks for all of the eye candy!
Micki

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love the color wheel and Ann!!! She is very talented, the whole cloth one is amazing too!

Susan said...

What an amazing group of friends you have. Exquisite work.....

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Quilts, thanks for taking the time to upload them all. I love all the applique.

Miri said...

Beautiful quilts! Your Guild's raffle quilt is fantastic! Glad the show was such a success.

Allie said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful quilts - Nancy is quite the quilter! I'm so glad the turnout was good, and that you had a good time. Thanks for showing us the quilts - I love that color wheel!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The quality of quilts is excellent to perfect. I can't believe them. I wouldn't attempt any of them! The first one almost looks like an oriental rug. Incredible stuff.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have the kit for the house quilt - the Blackbird design - but I sure don't plan to hand applique it! I do a lot of hand applique but that's too many little pieces for me. All the quilts were beautiful but that circle quilt - stunning! blessings, marlene

Karen said...

The quilt with the men on horses is a winner! And so many other good quilts.

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful quilts!! Breath taking !!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Oh my Kaaren, your group of ladies has some talent. The first one looks like a rug. Beautiful work. Love seeing pictures of guilds shows. Thank you for sharing.

Briarside Lane said...

Kaaren... hi, I'm just catching up! Oh, wow! What a beautiful quilt show! Beautiful applique! Thanks for sharing with us... Karen

Siobhan said...

WOW!! That's all I can say--WOW. FAB-U-Lous!! Thanks so much for sharing. Wow.