Thursday, October 17, 2013

A show and a finished top!

My friend, Pat, and I were at the Cocheco Quilters Guild show last weekend.  It's one of our favorite shows in the year, and these gals have been doing a show annually for 32 years!  Wow!  Amazing talent and energy from this group!

Here are just a few of my favorites.......

"Bigger Baltimore" by Carol Barstow.   This quilt was first shown at a previous show, and now was the backdrop to the admissions table!  Love it!

 "Butterfly's Delight!" by Betty Jo Quinn.

 "Pot Holder Quilt" by Lynette McCreary.

 "Here Comes the Bride" by Susan Copp-Silva.

 I didn't get the label on this one.....but I love how graphic it is!

 "Prairie Flower" by Patience Dixon.

 Again, I didn't get the label.  The quilting was done in a woodgrain pattern.....very effective.  I'm not usually a modern gal, but I love this!

 "Imperfect Beauty" by Gladi Porsche.    Absolutely stunning.....and the hand quilting was perfection!

 "Mary's Glacier Star Quilt" by Nancy Starks-Cheney.

 "Glorified Nine Patch" by Havrilla Stephens.     Gorgeous!

 "Transition and Union" by Mitzi Horne.

 "Tropical Dream" by Penny St. Cyr.  The wall hanging was made with all the left over scraps!  Awesome!

 "Twentieth Maine Dedication Quilt" by Louise Ford.

 "Freedom Rings" by Havrilla Stephens.

 "1930's Remembered" by Patricia Howlin.

 "Labyrinth Walk" by Debbie Shepard.

 "Baskets in the Briars" by Susan Copp-Silva.

 "Going Dotty" by Nancy Henry.

 "Civil War Tribute" by Cindy McKenna.

 "My Quilting Journey" by Lorraine Hall.  A signature quilt, with names of local, national and international quilters she has taken classes from or worked with in her 25 years of quilting.  Awesome!

 "Trio of Doll Quilts #2:  Four Patch" by Gladi Porsche.

 "Trio of Doll Quilts #2: Hexagon Fun" by Gladi Porsche.

 "Trio of Doll Quilts #2: Charmed Circles" by Gladi Porsche.

And just in case you thought I've been just sitting around doing nothing.......I finished putting together my red and white tumblers top!  Woohoo!  It was my leader/ender project for the last couple of quilts, but it was time to focus on it......and I love how it turned out!  AND I managed to use up a BUNCH of reds and whites that were in the way!  Everything went into this, except my repros!

Tumblers finish at 2.5" tall with 1" across the top.   Measures 90x75.

I'll have more pics of the quilt my next post!

Enjoy your weekend!



  1. Your red and white tumblers is stunning! Love all the plaids and it looks like some deep dark pinks got in there. Beautiful! Do you know how you will quilt it? Thanks for sharing the show quilts - a very talented group indeed.

  2. I just LOVE your R&W tumbler quilt! Simply gorgeous!

    I loved our tour of the quilt show. What wonderful quilts! I wish I could have seen them in person. ;-)

  3. Oh my goodness girlfriend - what an awesome photo shoot!!! I loved it!!! And the glorified nine patch - oh my - it will by on my list!!! What a fun time you had - can you even focus now with all that eye candy!!? lol!!

    The r&w tumbler is awesome!!! I've been wanting to do a tumbler for a while - but am going to do a scrappy one - now you've inspired me!!

    Hugs and Blessings!!

  4. What a wonderful show! Thanks for taking us. I can't believe you have more to share! Can't wait. : )
    Great job on the tumbler quilt.

  5. Thanks for all the eye candy, looks like a good show. And yay for you on the tumblers, looks wonderful!

  6. Regan, thankyou for the most wonderful quilt show!! Ill be back with a cup of tea to look more slowly at all those beauties. Your Tumbler is awesome!! I want to make one too!

  7. Regan! your red and white tumbler is fabulous!!
    thanks for sharing the quilts. What a wonderful and diverse display. I loved seeing the little hexie quilt. Beautiful Baltimore too!!

  8. Thank you for the peek into the Show--fabulous quilts! I love your red/white tumblers...just so pretty and fresh looking. hugs, Julierose

  9. Gorgeous, red being my favorite color. :-)
    Happy Weekend.

  10. Your tumbler quilt is fantastic. What an awesome collection of fabrics. I love red and white quilts. Thanks for sharing a diverse and lovely quilt show. And to think, there are still people who don't consider quilts as "art"

  11. Wow - I love your tumblers top ! The colour is wonderful and the way you have mixed florals, plaids and stripes adds lots of interest. Thanks for all the quilt pics - some amazing ones there.

  12. Wow, fabulous quilts. Hard to pick a favorite, but I do like Labyrinth Walk.

  13. WOW that's a fantastic show of quilts. I love your tumbler quilt, I have been thinking about doing the leader and enders as well.

  14. Thanks for sharing the show...that was really fun!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  15. Your red and white tumblers are amazing!!!!! WOW!

  16. I keep coming back to that Here Comes the Bride quilt ... a Google search didn't come up with a pattern. :-( I would love to make a quilt using that pattern. Anyone with any ideas of other more common names for this pattern?