I’m lucky to live in an area rich in vibrant quilt guilds. I always look forward to the Pioneer Quilt Guild show each year and this one was a treat. Zeke was in a barking stage so I blasted through the show and surely missed some prime quilts.
Prismatic Star, Frances Claassens. Frances took a class with Cindy Meyers and this was her very first paper piecing project!
Crashing Waves, Debra Carlisle. Debra started with a Moda kit-love the way the colors move.
Along Beaver Creek, Denise Long. Denise wrote that this reminded her of Montana summers. Lots of fussy cut images in there, nicely set.
Royal Neighborhood, Sally Vandervort, quilted by Gina Boyd. The paper-pieced houses were a long-ago gift from Sally’s mini-group. She adapted this quilt from a Cynthia Tomaszewki book and added the hand appliqued sashing. Charming!
The Dressmaker’s Mannequin, Beth Gardner, quilted by Trudy Hardy. Beth used a Laura Heine pattern and fussy cut from over 30 fabrics to construct this. So pretty!
Branch Diversity, Lana LaPlante. Lana originally made this for her husband’s bathroom but he felt like the owls were watching him so it had to be moved to another area. What a hoot (yuk, yuk)!
Rumspringa, Pat Callahan. This is a mini and Pat saved scraps from an earlier Amish Block of the Month to create this colorful piece. Sorry for the fuzzy image.
Blue Birds, Carol Berntsen. There was no story on the card but I was smitten by this charming piece-so sweet!
Scrappy Patches for Nick, Judy Osa, quilted by Barbara Baker. Judy made this for a twenty-something grandboy and wasn’t really sold on it until it was done.
Color Splash, Clareen Bolton, quilted by Enid Smith. Clareen designed and hand pieced this using over 600 hexis! She likens the design to an artist throwing globs of color onto a blank canvas.
Tumblers, Luetta Luman, quilted by Lana LaPlante. A fun Modern made from a Lisday Sews kit and delightfully quilted.
African Quilt, Paula Crouch, quilted by Margo Wilson. Paula took a guild class from Elizabeth Baratta featuring African fabrics. Love all the color and visual texture!
Color Cubes, Bev Rognlien, quilted by Patty Clausen. Made from a pattern in a magazine-fantastic design and color!
Civil War BOM, Sheila Pond. Sheila did not like Civil War quilts and had never previously finished a Block of the Month so this is a double win for her! Very interesting choices for a Civil war quilt-I like!
Redwork Quilt, Lynette Schroedle, quilted by Debbie Lopez. The redwork was done in 2008 but Lynette just got around to putting it together.
Detail-You don’t always need fussy quilting to compliment applique.
Jacobean Firebird, Kristina Volker, can’t see quilter’s name on the card. My photo is fuzzy and I can’t read the card. I absolutely adore this piece.
Snow Parade, Lana LaPlante. Lana combined crayon work, hand embroidery, machine piecing and quilting-what a lovely piece! How wonderful this must look hanging in her home for Christmas.
Grandma Mac, Denise Long. This honors Denise’s paternal grandmother who grew geraniums in the summer to bring indoors during the long Montana winters. Beautiful!
Can We Talk About Me, Sue Serrano. Embedded in the background quilting are 3 small quilted elephants. The piece was inspired by a friend’s work and Sue ended up creating 2 of these for gifts.
Roaming Free, Missy Arnold. This was part of a Row by Row series which Missy modified. This scene reminds Missy of the drive to Fernley to see her daughter.
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