Saturday, November 9, 2013

Eye Candy from a Quilt Show

At the Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show in late October, I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow blogger, and a very good quilt maker, JoAnne McPherson.  Here is a picture of us (JoAnne on the right) in front of one of her beautiful quilts.  

JoAnne's blog is (Here) and if you click on the link, you will go to one of her posts about the quilt show.  It was great to meet her in person, and she is going to join my local guild, so I will see her more often.

Here is the info and a better picture of her wall quilt in the background:  It is named "Dresden Doilies" , a pattern by Gerri Robinson.  The centers have fussy cut flowers, from a French General fabric.    

Next is another of JoAnne's quilts, "Eldon" designed by Edyta Sitar.  The pattern is a log cabin with a 8 diamond strip star in the middle.  The lighting wasn't very good in the area where it was hung, and my picture isn't the best, but the quilt was stunning.  I love all of Edyta Sitar's designs, and JoAnne did a beautiful job on this quilt.  She said she learned how to do "Y" seams very well during the making of it.

Close-up of one block:

Entire quilt, which is 86 x 86 inches:

The next quilt I liked was right next to JoAnne's and was made by Karen Lyon.  It's a Jan Patek pattern, called "November's Song", and is 82 x 82 inches.

The show was very well organized and the quilts were beautiful.  Some of the extra decorations, that I didn't expect, were the little extra things on display, such as the pumpkins between these two quilts.  Have you ever seen pumpkins with such long stems?  And on the plant stands, they looked so great!

During the show, there were demos going on, and I sat in on one that was about vintage quilts, and one of the ladies showing the old quilts was my friend, Nan Losee.  Here she is holding up an old crib quilt with appliqued squares telling the story of the three little kittens.  Very charming little quilt.

There were also books for sale by guild members, at bargain prices, and I came home with a couple of books, and my head full of beautiful quilts.  All in all, a very nice Saturday.


JoAnne said...

What a wonderful post about our show! It was such a good weekend and it was so much fun meeting you. I hope to see you again, soon!

Val said...

Loved the Dresdan Plate quilt Judy, I always get some great ideas reading your blog.

Leah Rubin said...

So beautiful! Love all of them, and glad you made a new friend! Take good care-- and keep quilting.

Sue said...

Love the quilt show. Thanks for showing us.

Lori said...

Looks like a great show for inspiration!