The Sierra Gold Quilters Guild meets in Pine Grove, Ca and I think I’ve lectured/taught there 5 times? It is a small and mighty guild with an abundance of talent. They put on a great show every year and I was thrilled to have a wee bit of time to stop in.
Their venue is the Amador County Fairgrounds which has a unique feature: the main building has (I’m guessing here) 14 storefront-type windows. The guild fills each one with a unique themed display. Because of the unavoidable reflection, I’m only including one photo, but the windows are charming and a show in themselves! This colorful display was put on by the “First Tuesday Quilt Group”.
The Featured Quilter was Julie Broderson and I got a chance to talk with her. Most of these were done on a domestic machine! She now has a sit down long arm (George I think) and also has taken up ruler work.
This piece, Growing in Virtues was exquisite. She stitched this during Lent and in her mind were prayers that she would grow in virtue.
Look at the beautiful details-the quilting, applique, color, fabric choices.
Mary Hovey’s Pots of Flowers was inspired by a block by a maker of the same name in one of Gwen Marston’s books. The applique on this was masterful and what a beautiful design!
Oh that bird–such sweetness.
“Checkered Star” used Civil War repro fabrics and is based on a pattern from McCall’s Quilting Magazine. Since most of Julie’s quilts are too “fine” to put on a bed and use, she created this for her bed. It is quiet and lovely.
“EIEIO or Mrs. MacDonald’s Farm” made by Jan Morin and quilted by Jan and Susan List. It took 2 years for Jan to complete this delightful piece. You can’t see it in my photo but the names of the animals are written in French.
“12 Days of Christmas”, made and quilted by Sue Green based on a pattern in Quiltmaker magazine. It’s hard to beat crosshatch around beautiful applique.
“Turtle and Friends” designed, made and quilted by Pat Bjerke. Pat created this amazing quilt inspired by the turtles on the black sand of Hawaii.
“16 Patch Quilt”, made and quilted by Judy Garcia. Judy made this for a 96 year old Aunt who loved this quilt and has since passed away. I loved this quilt-simple design, great colors, fun quilting and yet quietly beautiful.
“Big Star Quilt”, made and quilted by Penny Dominici. Oh the texture of this quilt is divine! Penny used hand dyed Osnaburg and Japanese fabrics with wool batting which made for a quilting challenge.
“Guitar Hands”, made and quilted by Joan Costello. The hands and guitar are of Joan’s beloved son and Joan received design tips from Janet Fogg. Every detail in this exquisite quilt has significance to Joan.
“Vintage Linen Tablecloth” designed and quilted by Martha Barber using Cindy Needham’s techniques. Oh what a beautiful, elegant piece this was!
“Evening Pineapple”, made and quilted by Melissa Ontiveros. Melissa made this quilt after taking a class from Arlene Stamper. Really nice colors and piecing.
“InVest in Your Garden”, made and quilted by Jackie Shanklin, based on a pattern found in Ocean Waves quilt shop. Isn’t this fun?
And this salty lady was found hanging out among the quilts-what a hoot!
“Maple Leaves”, designed, made and quilted by Susan Boyd. This is Susan’s first experiment with mono printing. She printed the leaf blocks and pieced the tree blocks-beautiful combination.
“Mokelmne River Canyon After the Fire”, designed, made and quilted by Sarah Hart. The 2015 Butte Fire ripped through Calaveras County and decimated over 71,000 acres, but abundant rains following made for an exceptional wild flower season. There was lots of wonderful detail in this piece.
“The Butterfly Effect” by Sue Green. I think she appliqued all of the black rope!
“The Visitor” designed, made and quilted by Schatzi Brimer. I kind of know how Schatzi did this but I can’t remember specific names. This piece is stunning in person!
Butterfly by Mary Foster. It was hard to capture the beauty of this 3-d butterfly in my photo. Look at the body and all the details-lovely.
“Springtime in Amador-Te Amo Amador”, designed, made and quilted by Barbara Garcia. Oh there is some lovely hand dyed silk and lots of intriguing detail in this piece.
Apparently I didn’t win their Opportunity Quilt. This was a stunner-I love the whimsy, the movement and colors. Sigh, maybe next year.
I’ll be posting to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday so I can hang out with all the other links!