This is the final post for this year’s show, the Large Quilt Room. You will see a lot of variety and genres here:
We do pack in the crowds! This is not even near the height of traffic. Our show goes 3 full days, each with a Fashion Show. It’s the first show of the year for most of us.
An art quilt won Best of Show! This magnificent quilt, 24 Floors by Cindy Gangler, was based on Cindy’s trip to the Houston Quilt Festival. She took a photo from the 24th floor of the Hyatt as her inspiration.
“I imagine in am on a dream vacation with my good friend. I am looking down 24 floors to the hotel lobby. I imagine excitement and anticipation. I imagine this is the start of something magical! I imagine yards of fabric and thousands of fat quarters. I imagine spools of thread and notions everywhere. I imagine beautifully quilted art pieces. I am in Houston and I imagine all of this from 24 floors up before Harvey.”
You get an idea of the scale and incredible detail here!
Waterfall, Dorothy Gustin, quilted by Laurie Grant. The quilting on this was divine.
Baskets a Plenty, Donna Dale, quilted by Lorraine Mathews. An exquisitely pieced and perfectly quilted beauty.
My Private Hawaiian Island, Karla Delner. Again, my photos of the challenge section were pretty poor. This one survived albeit a little fuzzy. The top of this rotated! Karla included all the things that she loves about Kauai on one hat.
Love Birds, Diane Miller, Quilted by Inga Waegell. This quilt is so fun, whimsical and colorful!
Getting to Know Hue, Sandi Fong. Oh I loved the quiet beauty of this piece! It shimmered in the light from the well-planned neutrals.
Make no mistake-computerized quilting takes a LOT of talent and time. This is exquisite quilting and it beautifully enhanced the piecing and quilt. Just divine.
Another deft use of neutrals. Las Flores Doradas (The Golden Flowers) by Helen Hardwick, quilted by Sandi Fong. Helen got some comments as she was making this that there was not enough contrast in the fabric for an effective One Block Wonder. Hah, me thinks she nailed it! I love the addition of the hexies to break up the design. A great collaboration between maker and quilter also.
Blue Serenity, Janet Sweetland, quilted by Laura Jansen. Janet used an Etya Sitar pattern for this gorgeous quilt. I would love to have this in my home-I would never tire of looking at it!
Woodlands, Annethe Greco, quilted by Susan Krinks. Annethe purchased this kit in Alaska because of its contemporary style and subtle colors. I liked it for the same reason! Susan did a lovely job enhancing the style with the quilting.
Long Cabin-Sunshine and Shadows, quilted by Mary Bartlett. This is part of the Folsom History Museum’s collection, a gorgeous antique silk tie quilt. Gotta love those stripes!
Bluebird in the Rain, Carol Potter. Carol designed and constructed this quilt. Just love the movement from the applique as well as the quilting.
Asian Beauty, Judy Grijalva. This is from a Dorrie Javier pattern, fast and fun! Great quilting and lots of fun Asian fabrics.
Must Love Dogs, Leslie Johnson Deen, quilted by Linda Konkle. Apparently this healing quilt looked delicious to the foster dog! With some creative thinking…
Leslie decided to roll with it and put a stuffed dog in the hole! It was a hoot to see it hanging as you can see from this side view.
Illusions, Lorraine Mathews. I’m loving that quilting-the straight lines combined with the swirls is wonderful.
Kaitlyn’s Cozy, Leslie Mankoski. Leslie started this is 2015 from an Anita Good embroidery design. The embroideries are adorable and it is fuzzy soft Minky.
Dresden Plate, Sandra Lockhart. What an interesting history of this quilt: Sue Hunt rescued the fabric from an estate sale in Hattiesburg, Ms, hand pieced and appliqed the plates in Pensacola, Fl and Sandi assembled the blocks and hand quilted it in Rescue, Ca. And the hand quilting was beautiful!
Healing Hugs for Fred, Leslie Johnson Deen, Quilted by Linda Konkle. Fred was having some health issues and Leslie decided to make a quilt for him with his favorite thing-Hawaiian shirts. The girls are there “to make him smile”! Look closely at those girls!!!
Sewn Seeeds, Vickie Janek, Quilted by Sue Lavanaway. This was a Hoop Sisters Block of the Month which Vickie constructed entirely on her embroidery machine. It took over 670 hours and weighs over 7 lbs!
Thirtysomething and Then Some Stars, Brenda Perry. Linda made the stars from scraps in her stash during a Linda Ballard workshop. She later added the square-on-point border as well as additional borders to make it Queen sized.
Affairs of the Heart, Esther Latino. The applique was fused and machine appliqued. There is a ton of beautiful detail in this quilt!
Kauai Sunset, Karla Delner. Karla captured the beauty of Poipu Beach sunsets in a photo that she used as inspiration for this quilt. Oh those colors and that shimmering sunset-I feel like I’m in Kauai.
Chaos, Derald Langwell. Derald found 6 fat quarters of Australian fabrics, cut them into strips and applied them randomly to the top. I really like the dimension they bring to the quilt (they protrude) and the strong colors against the gray background.
Island Beauty I, Dorie Javier, quilted by Dee Small. Dorie used fabric from all her group trips in the creation of this paper pieced beauty. Love those vibrant colors!
2016 Folsom Guild Block of the Month, Joanne Self. Joanne enlarged the paper pieced blocks and added borders to make a Queen-sized quilt. There is some cool McTavishing in there but I know you can’t see it from the photo.
Only, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Karla Delner. What an amazing quilt. During WWII, the Nazi’s imprisoned over 15,000 children in the Terizen Ghetto; 100 children survived. But their poetry and art survived too. Pave Friedmann’s poem, The Butterfly, captures the beauty and sadness of Terizen.
Log Cabin Beads, Sharon Baxter, Quilted by Fran Watson. The was the cover quilt for a Quilt Sampler magazine in 2014. Sharon ordered the kit and let it age a few years before completing it. What a happy, colorful quilt!
Whew-that’s it! I hope you enjoyed the show. Make a point to come see the Folsom show next year. I’ll be linking up to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday.