Sometimes the visitors are as charming as the quilts! Check out this Future Quilter and her Mom at the 2013 River City Quilt Festival. She was proudly holding her own Personal Quilt the entire time and was delighted to be surrounded by quilts-who wouldn’t be?
The River City show is one of my favorites and it’s the last show of the year in my area. I try to get there early to get the best picks from their boutique and I got a nice haul of hand dyed Radiance from the vendors. The show was a great mix of traditional and art quilts this year.
“Yellow Applique” by Jamie Watson was based on a Laurie Simpson design. I think it was hand quilted (forgot) and I really enjoyed its vibrant colors.
The colorful buttons and graphic design attracted me to “A Real Challenge” by Nancy Causey.
I love the sashiko quilting on Patty Forbes’ “Birds of a Feather”. The peacocks were paper pieced.
There was no maker’s name on the sign for “Red, White and Black III”. My photo does not do it justice-the upper row of x’s is see through-I love that!
“Stripes and Squares” by Kathy Mitchell-love the color! Kathy used a Christine Barnes pattern and blended batik fabrics with Kaffe Fasset prints-yum!
“Tree at Effie Yawl Nature Center” by Lori Wisheropp was intriguing-I just had to go up there and try to figure out how she got this effect. It has been hand painted, quilted and burned-I had to restrain myself from touching it!
Jan Soules worked for 10 months on this paper-pieced quilt based on a Judy Niemeyer pattern. Jan is so good with color. It was quilted by Debbie Joyner.
Kitty Oliver was the Featured Quilter and “Stripes” show-cased her color expertise. She pieced this from striped fabric and you have to look to realize that it’s not lots of small pieces. Notice her sashing? Brilliant!
Jan Soules received the “Best Use of Color” ribbon for this beautiful piece “Spring Fever”. Jan free-form pieced this quilt and used many hand dyed fabrics.
“Baltimore Christmas” was made by Virginia Nichelmann and quilted by Debbie Joyner. Virginia used a Pearl Pereira pattern and this is her first appliqued quilt!
Hope you enjoyed an abbreviated tour of the River City Quilt Show!
Now that my post is all ready to print I see I used an @ instead of a © on my photos-geesh-too late to go back and correct. I think it adds to the character of my post, no?