Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quilt Show - Empire Quilt Fest

A few weeks ago, my parents were up visiting and we went to a local quilt show that is held every other year. There are always some amazing quilts at the show.  Here's some really beautiful ones that struck my eye while I was there.

"Curves Ahead" by Sue Schoch.  The pattern was called Urban Pods.
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"Party Streamers" by Suzette Merendo-DuPont.  The pattern has the same name by Kate Mitchell Quilts.

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"Queen of the Magnolias" by Jennie Ozog.  The pattern is called Cathedral Window Quilts by Lynne Edwards.
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"My Celtic Solstice" by Laurie Collins.  The pattern is "Celtic Solstice" by Bonnie Hunter and Laurie made modifications to the borders to make it all her own.  I like how she modified the border and put a celtic quilting theme into it.
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The quilting was great on this one.

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"Star Sapphire" by Monica Mottolese and the pattern is by Jinny Beyer.

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"100 Patch" by Ronald H. Lower.  This one would be a great pattern to use up lots of those little scraps that we never know what to do with.
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"Floral Fantasy - William Morris" by Rita Haldar.
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"Baltimore Album Quilt" by Chris Polak.  The patterns were taken from various books by Elly Sienkiewicz.
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"Mimi's Traditional Garden" by Carol Swota.  Pattern is "Mimi's Bloomers" by Erin Russek.
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"Bella's Mimi" by Janet Palombo.  Pattern "Mimi's Bloomers" by Erin Russek.
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"More Whirligigs" by Laurie Collins.  Pattern is "Whirligig" by John Kubiniec.
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"Repro Stars" by Mary Widdis.  Pattern is from County Threads.  This quilt is actually very small.  The log cabin pieces were only 1/2" wide finished.  The individual did an amazing piecing job with this one.
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"We're on a Roll...." by Suzette Merendo-Dupont.  The pattern is by Karen Brown of Java House Quilts.  I couldn't help myself with this one.  Its just so cute and funny.
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"Feather and Swirl" by Laurie Collins.  This last quilt was one of the few whole-cloth quilts in the show.  It is a masterpiece.  I can't imagine the number of hours it took to quilt this.
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Next time I'm hoping to enter a few quilts into the show.  I always end up forgetting to do so and finally remember it about a week before the show opens, which is obviously too late to enter anything.  I really need to start planning ahead a little bit more. :c)

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. great quilts - I have never seen another Floral Fantasy! so nice to see how someone else's turned out - whoever made that quilt went with the colors in the pattern so closely