Sunday, January 15, 2012

Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show

We had a great day for a trip to Oklahoma City yesterday, it was sunny and mild and we zipped down with little traffic - It's about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Wichita.  The Oklahoma City Winter Show has lots of vendors and a small judged show.  Although small, there were some really nice quilts entered.

This hand quilted beauty won Best of Show:

 This pretty quilt combines embroidery and  beautiful quilting, it won Best Traditional quilt:


My quilt, Tree of Life -  with Bugs, won Best Innovative Quilt.  Yippee!

Joe and Amy Hunter are our Innova dealers and Amy is also a very talented quilter.  Her quilt won Viewer's Choice:


I enjoyed seeing several of Charlotte Hickman's quilts including her Daylilies:

My friend Carol Elmore was at the show doing quilt appraisals and her husband Ron was helping.  Ron is a quilter and entered one of his quilts in the show.  He makes log cabin quilts and I'm amazed how much variety he creates with that one block.

If you have every shipped a quilt you know how nerve-wracking that experience can be.  Here is a post on Ann  Fahl's blog that I suggest you read:  She has a scary quilt-shipping story and some good tips on shipping your quilt.

And thanks to Mayleen, who is always impressed (not always favorably) by Peter's wienie recipes, here is a website to check out:,


  1. All beauties! Congrats on your win.

  2. gorgeous quilts! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your win!

  3. Jan, I have been reading your blog for a long time and had not connected that Tree of Life was your quilt. I still remember the first time I saw it "live". I think it was either in Houston or at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. I took so many photos of those side panels! I love, love, love that quilt!

  4. Wow. What an amazing share of photos. Thank you for posting these. What a treat! This is my first visit. Hope to stop by again. *karendianne.

  5. Thank you for the lovely pics of the show, WOW some amazing quilts, love your design of The Tree of Life, it is BEAUTIFUL...