Thursday, August 23, 2012

Manchester NH Show - Part 3.....the Finale!

Here are the last of the pics from the show last weekend.  If you have a chance to go where it travels, you definitely won't be disappointed.  It is listed under different names, but will be in Oaks, PA in Sept, in Santa Clara, CA in Oct, and in West Palm Beach, FL in Nov.  Hope you can catch it! are the pics......enjoy!

 "I've Come Full Circle" by Jenny Williamson, South Africa.  All hand pieced, appliqued, and quilted.  Lovely!

 "Rainbow Resonance" by Elmine van der Walt, South Africa.

 "Quarter:  Contour Quilted Quadrants of Quirky Colour Quarters" by Angie Franke, Monique Day-Wilde, Shan Fox & Lynne Kay, South Africa.  Sounds like a fun group project, huh?

 "Marakesj" by Suzette Ehlers, South Africa.  This quilt took 'Best of Country' for South Africa in the show!

 "Line Study #1" by Trienie Krugel, South Africa.

 This quilt was gorgeous, but somehow I missed getting the info card on it.  Ugh!  But their work was lovely.

 "Medallion Quilt with Radiating Borders" by Nick Martin & Jim Price, United States.  This was my favorite quilt in the's so gorgeous with all those repro fabrics.  LOVE IT!  I'm seriously thinking I need to make one!  So many fun little hst's!  :o)

 "Glorius Autumn" by Frieda Oxenham, United Kingdom.  Lovely use of the darker batiks, and nice beading, too.

 "Sweet Spring" by Frieda Oxenham, United Kingdom.  The same quilt, but using the lighter batiks.  Nice!

 "Cathedral Town, Harvest Time" by Alicia Merrett, United Kingdom.  It's an aerial view of the town.  Fun!

 "Colours on the Run" by Caroline Wilkinson, United Kingdom.

 "New Beginnings" by Kathryn Tennyson, United States.  Wonderful detail and intricate applique work.  And I love the 3rd pic of it showing the toile piece framed by an applique border.  Great idea to showcase some beautiful toile scenes.

 "In Dulci Jubilo" by Jacquie Harvey, United Kingdom.  This quilt took 'Best Hand Workmanship" in the show.  It's about 40 inches square.   It was truly lovely work, but the creases and folds from shipping it really took away from the beauty.  A perfect example of why quilts should be rolled!

 "It Started With a Delft Blue Tile" by Rosalind Pollack, United Kingdom.

 "Fathers and Daughters" by JoAnn Major, United States.  This has great use of those fun Australain prints I recently purchased.  Done with folding fabric technique so some of the pieces lift up.  I like the pop of lime and orange with the prints, too!  Yummy!

 "Steampunk Sublime 2" by Robbi Joy Eklow, United States.

 "Peacock Rapsody" by Charmaine Erickson, United States.

 "Opium Dream" by Sandy Curan, United States.  This took a 3rd place ribbon.  Wonderful machine quilting to create amazing texture.

 "Believe" by Reiko Nobata, Japan.  This quilt took 'Best of Country' for Japan.

Well......that's the show!  Hope you enjoyed it!  Again, if you can get to any of the other cities it is traveling to, try and see it.  It was really great......and of course, a huge amount of vendors!  Fun!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Manchester NH Show - Part 2!


 "Albert Picks Roses for Victoria" by Jeanie O'Sullivan, New Zealand.  I just loved the use of the black&white striped edging she used on nearly everything!  Fantastic!

 "Millefiori" by Chris Kenna, New Zealand.  This quilt just dazzled us!  Millefiori means 'a thousand flowers' in Italian......this quilt was inspired by those Venetian glass paperweights with the little flowers in them.  Awesome!  I've seen this pattern in the blogs a few months back.....loved it then, too!

 "Indian Rapsody" by Hazal Foot.  She matched quilting thread color to the pieces on the front, so the back was just as beautiful with lovely thread work design.  And when they hung the quilt, it was open to the back, so you could see the whole thing.  Didn't photo well, though.

 "Solstice" by Barbara Barber, England.  Barbara was a featured quilter in this show, and had many quilts there.  This one knocked me out!  I love everything about it.....especially the color!  :o)

There was a special exhibit of reproduction quilts.  It's the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, War of 1812 Bicentennial Quilts Traveling Exhibit.  They were all long, and very narrow quilts, as though made for soldier's cots.  Each one had a special significance to the maker, most having a connection to someone lost in a war.  The repro fabrics were wonderful!  And I'm really liking the size for wall hangings!

 These were about 1" quarter square triangles!  Yikes!

 "Longfellow's Wayside Inn and Grist Mill" by Cheryl Pratt, Lafayette, CO.

 "Last Christmas" by Grit Weigmann, Germany.

The following are close ups of the gorgeous hand quilting on this quilt.  But the photo of the whole quilt is just a big orange square!  So I didn't include the whole pic.
 "Citrin" by Andrea Stracke, Germany.  I just can't say enough of how beautiful her quilting was!  Gorgeous!

 "A Stitch in Time - Oh No!" by Lita Star.

 These next three quilts were part of the Barbara Barber exhibit.  All gorgeous in every way!

 Tiny tiny micro stippling for the entire background of amazing!

 "The Springing Point" by Christel Pietschmann, Germany.

 "Amongst the Eucalypts" by Denise Griffiths, Australia.  The dots and stripes had so much zing!

 "Four Voice Choir with Soloists" by Annette Bamberger, Germany.

I'll have more pics in a few days!  It was such a good show!

Have a great day!