Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dallas Quilt Celebration

It's been a while - too much happening, both good and bad.  I don't have any customer quilts to post because I'm working on a long term project that I can't show for a while.  But we did drive down to the Dallas Quilt Celebration last weekend so I have some quilt pictures to share.

I was impressed with the show and can't believe the Dallas Guild puts it on every year!  It's a big show with lots of vendors and some very nice quilts - and it is not a juried show.  Here are some of my favorites:

I love this cat quilt - You Talkin' ta Me?  by Tonya Littman.  That cat looks like a real character.

This is Wrought Iron and Roses by Janette Huff.  Some very nice quilting on this one, done on DSM.

Blue Diamonds, by Lynn McCartney.  I like the way the motifs are quilted in a contrasting color, surrounded by thread that matches the background.

I especially like the border from Folk Art in Bloom by Richard Larson.

This quilt was inspired by a book with the same name: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles by Mary Shepherd.  I gave the book to Peter years ago and always thought it had a quilt in it.  Somebody beat
me to it!

I think this was my favorite quilt of all: Everyday in Blossoms by Eun Yeon Yoo.  Really beautiful hand workmanship, from the crazy quilted center to the doll dress blocks which were so tiny -and smocked and embroidered.

My quilt Indian Summer won a ribbon too - probably it's last since it is about at the end of it's shelf life as a show quilt.

I had more good news today: my quilt Tree of Life - with Bugs won a ribbon at the AQS show in Lancaster.  Here is a link to the winners.


  1. What great quilts they are, but I do like that cat one........... I can almost hear him purring.

  2. Wow I love the wee smock, GMG quilt!

  3. What great quilts! The cat one has personality all right and beautiful handwork on Everyday in Blossoms. Congratulations on your wins!

  4. How exciting. :D I just love your quilt. Thanks for sharing these others, as well. We don't get any big shows in our area, so I really love it when folks share their visits. And thank you for being meticulous about the quilters' info. :)

  5. Thanks for posting such great pictures and quilter's information. I really like the cat one - such personality!

    Congratulations on both of your wins! I always look forward to your posts. You do such beautiful work.