The Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild Show was held last weekend-this is my home guild. Our theme was “A Walk on the Wild Side” and it was a wild romp!
Anita Marshall was our Decorations Chair and she definitely had a “wild” take on decorating! We hold our show in an aging community center and there are not enough women’s rest rooms, so we take over one of the men’s rooms to make it ours. To keep visitors from putting trash or debris in the urinals, Anita decided to put cactus in there. That’ll do it, huh?
We also continued our theme by placing “wild” stuffed animals throughout the show. So we had animals surprising our visitors all over the show. By far the most popular was the “Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing”.
Anita found these fabulous panels at Ikea and Mary Scharosch had the brilliant idea of fusing on birds and animals. Our visitors liked them so much they wanted to purchase them!
The Junior Quilt category was astounding this year-so much talent:
Keara Colombo took her own drawings and used them to make this striking quilt with Grandmother Denise Theraldson.
Roll of Thunder was required reading for Ronnie Allen Rawlin’s 8th grade class. He made this quilt with Grandmother Dianna Redmond and received 150 points out of 100 on his assignment!
Ava Natash Terenne Pedroza made this lovely quilt with Grandmother Melissa Pedroza-love the colors.
Alexandra Cawley worked with Grandmother Candy Wohlford to make this beautiful quilt that matches her Grandmother’s quilt! Sandy Fong quilted it for her.
Lauren Hazel Holbomb made this artistic quilt with Grandmother Dianna Redmond. She said the hardest part was piecing the background.
Loved this colorful and beautifully pieced mini, “Sailing”, by Annethe Greco.
Helen Hardwick, the Queen of Minis pieced “Wild Thang”-what a fun piece! Note that she fussy cut every one of those pieces.
What a fun, happy piece, “How Does Your Garden Grow” by Pam Burke-just makes you smile.
“Stonehenge Garden” by Judy Sisneros, quilted by Lin Squires. Judy’s signature piecing around this beautiful panel really made this quilt a standout. Lin’s quilting was just lovely.
Inger Carleton-Blood won a well deserved Best Machine Quilting for her exquisite work on “Grapes Gone Wild”. The pattern was her own design on a hand painted background.
An owl visited Mary Schosch’s patio overnight and the sight was etched in her mind. I wish “The Visitor’ had come my way too!
Sue Garmston’s “Walking on the Wild Side” remembers an Oregon holiday where they colored their sneakers in bright happy colors. Fun!
Paula Beck created “Walk on the Wild Side” by hand painting melted craft felt. Beautiful.
“Romeo Contemplating the Universe” by Diane Wilhelms honors her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and his lighthearted nature.
The judges awarded Penny S. Hanscom a second place ribbon for “There was an Old Man with a Beard”. I loved this piece. The only reason she got a second was that one of her other pieces took first. This was my favorite of hers-as well as Judge Kitty Oliver who awarded Penny a Judge’s Choice ribbon.
Marketa Essex, “Two Blue Wild”. Marketa has a great eye for detail-there are all kinds of delightful surprises if you look closely.
Sharon Baxter used Susan Carleson’s fabric collage technique to create this colorful “Fish”.
This was one of my favorites: “Lemon Meringue” by Sylvia Earl. Sylvia used wavy square rulers from Dorie Javier to create the colorful centers. I think the quilting was just perfect, leaving some unquilted negative space to rest the eye. I just can’t ever seem to leave space unquilted, sigh.
How can you resist a quilt titled “Cicada Prom Night”? Gayle Simpson used lots of free motion layers, paper and mesh-pretty cool.
Janeen Lafreniere created her own pattern to make this really fun stuffed deer. I thought it was so fun and clever.
Next post I’ll do the “big quilt room” and other things.