Last Saturday three ladies from my church quilt group and I headed to Payson, Arizona for a quilt show. I took lots of pictures, but I can’t post them all, so I corralled a representative sample.
The first quilt I saw set the tone of the show for me. Look at this glowing beauty, Wilma Bling by Monika Hancock:
Hosta on Green, by Mary Dickson:
Detail. I think the points were paper pieced:
Phantom Sun Flower by Louise Bossert. Whole cloth; blue background, machine quilted in different colors to produce the design.
Double Wedding Ring by Barbara Davidson. The printed fabrics are Depression era (reproductions?). Hand-quilted:
Millefiori by Nancy Ann McFall:
Joined in Marriage by Marilyn Goblin, made for the quilter’s niece as a wedding gift:
Cabin on the Railroad by Gerri Cavanagh combines two traditional patterns, Log Cabin and Underground Railroad:
Doug’s Passion in the Pines by Kay Parch, made for her son, an avid outdoorsman:
Detail of the tree block showing pine cone quilting:
Rising and Setting Stars by Brenda Clark. I love the interplay of the light and dark fabrics:
Bursting Flowers by Sue Patterson:
I Love Delft by Judy Prince:
I love how the corner blocks feature a quarter of a Dresden Plate with loose points:
Scottsdale Rodeo by Jane Wilcox:
Detail showing mane and tail embroidered with specialty yarn:
Are you familiar with the iconic photograph of an Afghan girl taken by Steve McCurry for National Geographic magazine, which appeared on the cover of the June, 1985 issue?
This is Barbara Renoux’s Afghan Girl, executed in pieced fabric:
Detail of the girl’s lips:
Foxy Lady by Monika Hancock:
Autumn Leaves Blowin’ in the Wind by Caroline R. Johnson:
Detail showing skillful use of shadow:
My Favorite Places by Rose Ann Self, a memory quilt using a variety of techniques:
Details (click on small images to enlarge):
Two quilters made similar Halloween quilts. Happy Halloween by Rose Ann Self:
Baltimore Halloween by Fleda Gorbea:
Animal House by Brenda Dickinson:
I’m trying to figure out how she did the appliqué. In some places it looks fused, but I also detect nearly invisible stitches around some of the edges.
Miniature quilt, Blooming Nine Patch by Debbie Stanton:
The nine-patch blocks are only visible up close:
Gallery of Arizona was made by the Strawberry Patchers quilt group as a fund-raiser:
My absolute favorite quilt of the show was the first one above, Wilma Bling. What about you? Which one do you like best? Don’t be shy–share in the comments below.