Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Common Thread's Quilter's Fall Quilt Airing

On Saturday October 10th, my quilt guild had a show in the outdoor pavillion at the Long Valley Presbyterian Church. Even though I see many of these quilts at our meetings during Show and Tell, I am always blown away by the volume and quality of the quilts we produce. Here are just some of the amazing quilts that were hanging. If I left someone's out, I'm sorry. There were just so many amazing quilts.

This masterpiece below is a Baltimore Album quilt made by Gloria Dighton. It won 1st place in the Viewer's Choice voting. Scroll down to see more of her amazing work.

This quilt is called "Summer Dreams." It was made by our current President Theresa Caldwell

This was made as a wedding gift by Linda Appell.

These were two of the One Block Wonder quilts that were made from a workshop our guild did in March of '08. The pastel one is by Maryann Carberry and the black one below was done by Sandy Wachta. Ididn't get a picture of mine at the show but it's on my blog in the entry from July 31st.

These are two more examples of Gloria Dighton's awesome work. The picture doesn't do justice to the beautiful colors of this Storm at Sea quilt. The one below is called "Go Navy, Beat Army."

This is Kathleen Mitchell's design using Eric Carle's Brown Bear fabric. She also made this for a kindergarten class except her son is a student where mine was made for my daughter who is the teacher! Mine is on my blog enty for Oct. 13.

This was a section of small quilts that mostly had a Halloween theme.

This stained glass quilt of dragon flies was done by Maryanne Carberry.

This is Leana's quilt titled "Gaia's Serentity." It tied for 2nd place in the Viewer's Choice. We all admired her use of colors and fabric selection. It inspired me to break out of my tendancy to pick matchy matchy fabrics and have everything symmetrical and balanced.

These purple cathedral windows were done by Loretta Tapp. Cathedral windows have always intimidated me!

This black and white panel titled "lytham Windmill" was done in a round robin by Pat Smith, Sandy Wachta, Kathleen Mitchell and Lynn Kanen. It also tied for 2nd place in Viewer's Choice.

This quilt is called "4H Farm Life 1956." It was made by Ellen Pankuch for her sister while she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Happily, she is now cancer free!

Naturally I loved this horse themed quilt by Sandy Wachta.

These are the challenge quilts for this year. The theme was "A Season for Change." Each quilt encorporated one color from Mark Lipinski's Elements line of blender fabrics. Mark is a member of our guild but he was unable to be at the show this year because he was in Houston at Quilt Market with his new exciting product ventures. The challenge was won by Amy Buehler for her quilted leaves, the last quilt on the right.

These were the quilts that various members made for charity.

Here we all are at the end of a windy but wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. What a group of talented ladies you are!

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