My local guild is the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild and we put on a fabulous show every year-not that I’m unbiased! The Small Quilt Room was the best ever, in my opinion. I was dazzled by the variety and quality of the work in both the small quilts and the wearables/home dec/other fiber item categories.
I confess upfront a couple of lapses in my photos. The Wearables area was dark and poorly lit. Every photo I took was awful except one which was of a white sweater. I am very proud of our guild’s work in this area so I am sorry to have only one photo. Also, I forgot to take photos of an entire section-the Art Quilt Challenge whose theme this year was “Bon Appetite”.
We had so much good work this year-this is just a small sampling. Note that I did not include photos of quilts that I already included in another local guild’s show. Also note that almost all these quilts were quilted by the maker!
I love this unique piece by Donna Brennan who took the Best Free Motion Quilting ribbon as well as a first place. Donna’s quilt is based on a photo taken by her husband, of houses overlooking San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
This piece resulted from a five-day class with Jean Wells exploring color, texture and stitch-love the color!
This and the next 4 quilts are based on a challenge theme of doors. Penny’s quilt is a tribute to surrealist Rene’ Magritte.
Sue based her quilt on a photo by Rich Trager of a Vietnamese door.
The truck depicted in the Pixeladies quilt has 679,000 miles and counting, on a 1970 Chevy truck!
Based on Bill Brennan’s photo with lots of acrylic paint used.
Gayle saw this door in her imagination!
Anne participated in a Joe Cunningham retreat and used some bold, large scale prints to create this whimsical piece.
Melissa took her grandaughter’s special shirt and made the best quilt ever from a child’s piece of clothing-it makes me smile!
Gayle saw these flowers at Ariana’s Restaurant in Bend, Or and created this original design using the Ruth McDowell approach.
Marketa created this original design from her imagination. Marketa always includes lots of detail that rewards those who examine her work closely.
Sue creates her own patterns using raw edge fusibles. I love the shadow flowers quilted in the background.
Pam made two quilts in a similar style. I love her use of great detail and varied techniques to create this charming piece.
Helen received the Best Use of Color ribbon for her clever use of gradated fabric. She is an expert in set in circles (those are not appliqued!) and this is her class sample for a June class at Quilter’s Corner.
This is Sharon’s first portrait quilt! Derald is the first male member of our guild.
Sandy’s version of Susan’s Dresden Garden-oh I love all the wonderful details in this quilt!
Okay, I don’t much like to do ruler work on a domestic machine, but Sylvia used that technique masterfully on this piece. How’d she get that pattern to end perfectly at the corner?
Do we have a lot a great free motion quilters in our guild! Geri used a doily as her center and created this masterpiece, inspired by a class with Cindy Needham.
Apparently Dana’s new lab Buddy tasted a little bit of this quilt while in construction, and Dana had to replace some sections! It is quilted beautifully and pieced to perfection.
Trish has TWO Eagle scouts, so what’s a Mom to do? She quilted the scout motto in the background of each eagle.
The minis always amaze me with all those tiny pieces. Inger and Lyn Baker created this beautiful mini which took first place.
I wish I were Barbara’s daughter and I could get all big eyed and say “Could you make one of these for me too?”! We have several absolute expert knitters in the guild-one more thing I’d like to learn.
Stay tuned for next week’s Big Quilt Room post! I’ll be linking up with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday too.