Sunday, December 5, 2010

Block Party Quilters Quilt Show

For your viewing pleasure, I'm sharing some pictures from the Block Party Quilters quilt show.


by Nancy Lee Chong

Nancy was the featured artist of the show. She is well known for her hawaiian applique patterns and art quilts. There were many of her pieces showcased at the show, but I only took a picture of this one, which was a bit of a departure for her.

Her quilts are huge and all of them are hand quilted.

Strippy Scrappy Trees
By Jean Whiteaeker
Sorry this picture isn't better. I took it on my iPhone.

Miniature Obsession

By Diane Becka
My hand should give you a good idea of the scale of this little piece!

Colonial Applique
By Charlotte Tucker

Stairway to Cat Heaven
By Audrey Fisher

This pattern if from a 1997 McCall's Quilting magazine

Daisy Wholecloth
By Linda Tellesbo

This whole cloth quilt uses the shadow applique process which creates the cream colored fabric and white trapunto.

Airing the Quilts by Donnah Burke

This quilt is an original design by Donnah. She both hand and machine pieced the quilt. The quilting is machine quilting.

Donnah took commercial green fabrics and overdyed them to get the variety of greens she wanted.

Bali Wedding Star

by Linda Tellesbo

Hexagon Mosaic Quilt
by Eileen Merrick

Eileen said she got her inspiration from a quilt she saw at the Bellevue Art Museum made in 1845. It took her almost a year and a half to complete.

The quilt was hand pieced and has 11,374 half-inch hexagons.

This quilt was hand pieced and machine quilted. This shot with my fingers gives you a good idea of the scale.

Bodacious "Lady of the Lake"
by Martha Olson

History has this old quilt design made up of a larger half-square triangle surrounded by smaller half square triangles as being named after Sir Walter Scott's beloved 1810 poem "Lady of the Lake"

It is one of the few designs that have no other name. Found as early as 1820 in Vermont, I still see it often today.

Scrappy Triangles and Squares

by Valerie Bishop

I like this quilt. I love scrappy quilts and I love triangles. This is a simple, traditional quilt and I like how the border is also scrappy.

There were so many more quilts that were beautiful! Leave me a comment and let me know which of the quilts pictured is your favorite.




jennifer said...

I love them all but if I had to choose just one fav it would be Hexagone Mosiac.

Anonymous said...

That snowflake is awesome!