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Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Special Exhibit at the Grand Rapids AQS Show in August

I am far behind in showing you pictures of quilts that I've seen this summer, and quilts that I have been working on.   But today I want to share a special exhibit of one woman's quilts that was part of the August AQS Show in Grand Rapids.

Aileen O'Toole Stannis was remembered and honored with a special tribute exhibit of 26 of her quilts.  This display of 35 years of beautiful master quilting was a real treat for me.  It included her quilt "Baltimore Remembered", which received the 1996 Gingher Hand Workmanship Award in 1996. But I enjoyed all of her work just as much as her award winning quilt.  Here are pictures of some of her beautiful quilts:


MILLENNIUM TRIANGLES
This quilt was a tribute to the year 2000, and has 2,000 triangles of vintage quilt fabric.  

Next is a reproduction of an old quilt.  Her hand quilting is so beautiful.
HER REPRODUCTION OF AN OLD QUILT

THE OLD QUILT
Next is her Calico Garden quilt.  I have always wanted to make this quilt - it's on my bucket list.
CALICO GARDEN
I love, love, love the blue and pink of this quilt:
PINK AND BLUE NINE PATCH

LOOK AT HER BEAUTIFUL HAND QUILTING!
Well, I will show you more of her quilts tomorrow, if you would like me to.  Her quilts are so beautiful.  

I haven't blogged for a month because I broke my right wrist, but it is all better, and I am now back in action.  

10 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your wrist. I am glad you are doing better. Thank you for sharing these quilts, they are just wonderul. Yes, her quilting is amazing.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Judy! Indeed... the hand quilting is perfectly beautiful!!!

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  3. wow - incredible quilts thanks for sharing these beauties. I have always loved the Calico Garden too

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  4. Sorry to hear about your wrist Judy!
    I did see the exhibit of her quilts at Grand Rapids, truly enjoyable. Her work is awesome.

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  5. Always love a free quilt show! Thanks!

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  6. Ouch!! Hope it mends well. Thanks for the pics of this exhibit. Wish I could have gone to the show to see the quilting in person, but life gets in the way. Good Luck on the move!!

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  7. Hope your wrist gets better fast. It's probably kept you from lots of things.
    Hugs

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  8. Wow - such beautiful quilts and the hand quilting is truly inspiring! Thanks for posting them :)

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  9. Oh, yes please, Judy. I'm no where near Houston or Paducah and won't be ever getting there. I would love to see more of Aileen's quilts.

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  10. Glad your wrist is healed. This special exhibit was the best part of the AQS show for me. My sister and I had met Aileen many years ago at a Michigan Quilt Network gathering. We were lucky to see her in Paducah when she won the Gingher Award. Her quilts are awesome! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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