Saturday, July 14, 2012

Common Threads Quilt Show - the final installment


This is a miniature Baltimore album quilt, hand appliqued and hand quilted by Trudy Carpenter.  It won Viewer's Choice for miniature quilts.  Her work is beautiful!

This is an amazing quilt made by Mary Ann Moore.  The pictures in the blocks are all done with tiny crosshatching.  Siriporn Hollar did the quilting, that's Siriporn standing next to the quilt.

I wish I had a better close up.  This quilt won Viewer's Choice for large quilts.

Cosmic Kaffe Fassett Circles made and quilted by Karen Armstrong.  The pattern is Dot to Dot by Nancy Mahoney.

Midori Melton made the next quilt, Interlocking Stars, from a pattern she found on the Fons and Porter website.  Quilted by Kim Hull.

I really like this one: Thistlecreek Crossing made and quilted by Karen Tombaugh for her granddaughter.  It's a Judy Niemeyer pattern.

This is the back, so it's a reversible quilt!

Chocolate and Blueberries made by Cheryl Nordstedt and quilted by Wanda Hiebert.  The pattern is by Toby Lischko

This is A Little Bit Tipsy, the quilt I donated to our Mini quilt auction.

This is the Prairie Quilt Guild Opportunity Quilt with it's lucky new owner, Eva Peterson.  I have been babysitting this quilt all year and it was hard to let it go!  It found a good home with a quilter who really appreciates it.

These are the tomatoes that I brought home from the local Farmer's Market.  They are so good that I eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Common Threads Quilt Show, Part 3

This is Kansas on My Mind, a Shop Hop quilt from 2011 - the bright fabric in the border was the official shop hop fabric.  This quilt was made by employees of Gramma's Calico Cupboard and quilted by Siriporn Hollar.  (I like that it has feet!)

Another one beautifully quilted by Siriporn.  This is Grandma's Hankies by Diana Miller.  It was made for her Grandmother's 100th birthday.

Another with a Grandmother theme:  this is My Grandma Cope's Kitchen by Judy Beaman, quilted by Eula Long.  The pattern is Grandma's Kitchen by Lori Holt.

My Stars by Nonie England.  Kim Hull did a great job of quilting this - it really adds another dimension to the quilt.

Another quilted by Kim: Radiant Sunshine and Shadow by Diana Martin.  This is from the book of the same name by Helen Frost and Catherine Skow.

Kim did a lot of quilting as you can see on the back of the quilt-


I think I have another blogs worth of quilts for tomorrow.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Common Threads Quilt Show, Part 2

More quilts from the show: 

 This crazy quilt is called Piecemaker and is made by Carmen Sue Gard.  Her work is amazing - several years ago one of her crazy quilts won Best of Show at our show.

Sharon Smith made the next quilt, Tree Huggers.  Her design was inspired by the border fabric. Sharon designs and quilts her own work.

This is Ragamuffin Kids by Shirley Crawford.

Siriporn Hollar did the quilting.

Another of Sharon Smith's whimsical creations, Slow and Steady.  She says this one will hang in the room of her first great grandchild.

This is Dancing Dollies, a Fig Tree Design pattern made by Susan Webert.

It was quilted by Debra Freese and I love the way she made feather 'wings' for the dollies!


                                                                                                           and still more to come...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Common Threads Quilt Show, Part 1

My guild, Prairie Quilt Guild in Wichita, puts on a big quilt show every two years. The 2012 show just ended last weekend and it was a great success.  We hung over 600 quilts (with about 160 judged) and had many vendors.  Although it seemed to me that attendance was down, probably due to the economy, it was a wonderful show.

I took pictures of many of the quilts that caught my eye and will show them on my blog over the next few days.

This is Flowers of Mayo by my friend Tammy Gross.  It was quilted by another friend, talented longarmer Siriporn Hollar.  The pattern is by Michelle Hill

This paper pieced beauty is made by Betty Enright and quilted by Debra Freese.  The pattern is Conestoga Star from Fons and Porter magazine.

This is Fireworks!! pieced and quilted by Jenny Hutson.  You can see she won a Best in Category ribbon for this quilt.

This is Rocky Road to Kansas made by Mayleen Vinson in celebration of the 150th birthday of the state of Kansas.  She was inspired by an antique quilt in the book Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches by Carole Semple.

You may recognize this quilt - it is Storm at Sea - Bay View which I quilted for Sheri Schoenebeck and it won Best of Show!

More quilts to come.