Monday, May 22, 2017

A New Thimble

My daughter went on a trip to Charleston, SC and brought me a thimble for Mother's Day!  She said the houses along this walkway have to be (and stay) painted these colors!

Following are more amazing quilts from the quilt show in SLC!

Blue Anemone
Hand painted and quilted by
Andrea M. Brokenshire

2nd Place Art Innovative

Millefiori/La Passacaglia English Paper Pieced
Pieced by Sydney Haglund
Quilted by Wren Woodland

(This was my daughter Michelle's favorite quilt :)

When My Spirit is Set Free
Pieced and quilted by Teri Cherne

1st Place Art Innovative

(Teri Cherne is the featured artist on The Quilt Show this week!)

Pieced and quilted by Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer

Pieced by Rhonda Montgomery
Quilted by Charlene Nelson

On the Edge of Eternity
Hand painted on whole cloth and quilted by
Gayler Pulley

Honorable Mention Award

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Machine Quilting is Amazing!

Dejected Dresdens
Pieced by Gilbert Muniz
Quilted by Janet Stone

Director's Choice Award

Pinball Wizard
Pieced and quilted by Marilyn Badger

Best Solitaire Award

Cardinal Points
Pieced by Gail Stepanek
Quilted by Jan Hutchison

The entire quilt is made of 1 1/2 inch English Paper Pieced diamonds - even the border!

Best Combination Award

Easter Sunrise
Pieced and quilted by Carol Duffy

Honorable Mention Award in the
Babylock Embroidery Challenge

Ralph the Rhino
Pieced and quilted by Kathy A. Porter

An Iris Garden
Pieced and quilted by Judy Powell

Friday, May 19, 2017


I finished my bunny block!  Just in time - I should be getting the next block soon.  This was SO fun to work on, I can hardly wait to see what's next!

More orange flowers in our garden :)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

More Quilt Pictures!

More pictures from the SLC show, but first - here is another flower in our garden.  I wish you could smell it!  Hmmm....

Pieced and quilted by Claudia Pfeil Krefeld (Germany)

"The pieced background is overlaid by acrylic painted circles and alcohol based inks."

Honorable Mention Award

Days End
Pieced and quilted by Peggy Marquardt

(Hand appliqué, embellished with hand embroidery.  The little quilts were pieced, then appliquéd .)

4 Flew Round the Coo Coo's Nest
Pieced by Mary Reinhardt, Dee Legvold, and Nathan Carter
Quilted by Page Johnson

First Place Computerized Quilting

A Tribute to Harry Potter
Pieced by Amber Robertson
Quilted by Glory Gifford

(We are big Harry Potter fans in our family :)

Garden of Blue
Pieced and quilted by Karen Litvinchuk

2nd Place Appliqué

Land That I Love
Pieced (appliquéd) by Sydney Haglund
Quilted by Wren Woodland

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UQSM Quilts

Why Count Sheep?  Count Stars!
Pieced by Claudia Taeubert
Quilted by Birgit Schueller

Four Greater Than One
Pieced by S Walker - Y Fuchs - A Warrick - R Hoffman
Quilted by Renee Hoffman

3rd Place Modern Category

Taking the Unmapped Road
Pieced and quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn

First Place - Embroidery Mixed Technique

Ruffled Roses
Pieced and quilted by Kim Radabaugh

2nd Place - Embroidery Mixed Technique

Passionate Pursuit
Pieced and quilted by Terri Doyle

Summer Time
Pieced and quilted by Carolyn Rider

3rd Place - Mixed Embroidery Technique

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bunny Block

Pieced and quilted by Carol Parks
"Inspired by Tlingit Indian Tribe basket."

Second Time Around
Pieced and quilted by Jackie Aguilar
(from Grand Junction!)

Vintage linen doily
Two layers 80/20 batting
100 weight Kimono silk thread for quilting.

May the Force Be With You BB8
Pieced and quilted by Julie Bauer

We seem to have an orange theme going on here - hmmm.... I wonder why?
Pieced and quilted by Melissa Miller Curley

I'm making progress on my Woodland Whimsy Bunny block!  This is so cute and fun to make - I love it!

This beautiful orange rose is currently in our garden.  It makes me smile every time I see it :)