This is my local guild’s show, the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild-I LOVE show! We are rich with talent in every genre of quilting. I spent only one day at show this year and I was so thrilled with the variety and quality. I love my guild! This is a long and photo heavy post:
Paper Pineapple, Shireen Hatten. This is a mini with “teeny tiny pieces”, part of a guild challenge. Such perfect teeeeeeny points!
Faulty Reasoning/Green Fusion, Lynn Daly. Beautiful quilting, color and composition.
Poly Fusion, Nancy Holinkski. Stellar quilting for such a tiny quilt and I especially loved that binding.
Perspectives, Peggy Harris. This quilt combines Peggy’s love of Kaffe Fassett patterns and log cabin blocks. I loved those wonky cabins.
I’ve Been Shattered, Anne K. Ross. Anne began this quilt in a Joe Cunningham workshop. As she constructed it the Rolling Stones song “I’ve Been Shattered” popped to mind, hence the name. Cool shattered effect.
United, Inger Blood. Inger sees the world as united by common traits such as love, compassion and others. I enjoyed finding the traits throughout the quilt, the whimsical layout and the interlocking effect.
Mesa Verde, Denise Schmidt. This started as an entry into a challenge but the quilt had other ideas and became too large to qualify. I love those birds in the sky and the calm, serene nature of the piece.
The Last Picture Show, Penny S. Hanscom. Penny created this piece in the Rene Magritte style to reflect modern times. I’m smitten by that tree, the iPhone and the tiny little figure at the bottom right-lots of details to explore.
Peaceful Plains, Paula Beck. Peaceful indeed. Beautiful, edited composition and lovely detail. I like the rough edge of the piece and how it’s superimposed on the wonky gridded background.
Mon Coq Bleu, Helen Hardwick. Helen took a class to start this rooster from an Ingrid Cattaneo design. I happen to know Helen has quite the stash and I love how she dug into her florals to create the feathers. These colors are divine!
Bird in Cherry Blossoms, Peggy Harris. Peggy felted this piece from wool roving. How sweet is this? It is so delicate and soft-much better in person than the photo. I wanted to pet it.
Hollyhocks, Nancy Holinkski. Nancy combined wool applique and embroidery in such a delightful way. I love how she combined quilting motifs around the flowers.
Star Flower, Penny S. Hanscom. Penny took the center from a guild Block of the Month to add to the mix. Penny has worked to develop this mosaic style on her own. I love the intricacy of the pieces and the painterly effect. Notice the face and hair in the trunk and leaves?
Thirties, Barbara Schreiner. Barbara drafted her own pattern to show off her feed sack prints. It’s just so happy!
Oyster Time, Gayle Simpson. Gayle loves oysters and this quilt incorporates the names of many of them. She used paint, charcoal, pencils and free motion quilting to achieve the look she wanted. Background fabric dyed by Marti Meadows of our guild. I love the soft, shimmery imagery Gayle created.
Whig Rose, Carol Porter. Oh I love the quilting on this! That echo quilting adds so much interest and energy. It’s traditional, with some interesting touches.
Trip Around the World II, Inger Blood. Inger’s original design was inspired by a quilt from the 1900’s. The center has a lovely sheen from dupioni silk for those tiny pieces and the intricate ruler work creates the details on the border. The border is created with just thread-beautiful in person!
Fireworks Over San Francisco Cityscape, Elizabeth Roxane Seaters. Roxane used Silhouette software to design each applique. She created her own stencils for the fireworks and added a bit of Shiva paintstickss. There are some crystals in there too! I feel the breeze and the sense of awe from the fireworks.
City of Promise, Mary Scharosch. Mary’s entry into the challenge was this piece into which she incorporated pencil and paint. Her design was inspired by the promise America offers to immigrants. I appreciated all the colorful detail Mary added by hand as well as some well-chosen fabrics. The sense of sun coming from the sky-subtle and very effective.
Britex, Donna Brennan. Britex is an iconic fabric and trim shop in San Francisco. Donna manipulated Bill Brennan’s photo and printed it through Spoonflower. Oh how I love Britex and I can’t help but be drawn to this piece.
Quartz Round Robbin, Joan Barker. So sorry the photo is blurry, but I wanted to include it. Quartz is the guild’s art mini group and this piece was a part of their round robin. The piece started in a class with Alex Anderson and used a Jean Wells Keenan process. There are so many details I appreciated-the quilting, colors, fabric textures, embellishments-what fun!
“Half a Glass” Impressions of a Photo-Hazel Glassware Challenge, Paula Beck. Jane Haworth took a photo and created the challenge based on the photo. Paula painted and used fused raw edge applique in the construction of this piece. It is such a striking image.
Our guild also has a good number of excellent garment makers, knitters, crocheters, etc. We are after all, the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild! My photos of this section generally turned out poorly so I only have 2 here to show.
Springtime Vest, Donna Ireland. Donna found this vest on Pinterest so she used her tencel/linen yarn to create this lacy vest. I can imagine how elegant this looks worn over an outfit. Beautiful.
Do Fish Dream, Mairy Guthleben. Having seen flying fish in the South Pacific, Mairy pondered whether other fish dreamed of flying too. She used the Terrific Tabard pattern she worked on in a Heidi Emmett class. There were lots of fun details to explore.
And we do have a Fashion Show, all 3 days of the show. And it is wonderful! The items shown are usually modeled by their maker and the clothes are very wearable.
Our poor MC, Derald, lost a bet last year and as a result, agreed to wear a kilt for this year’s show. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t see a kilt in that look. He claims it is made from “American tartan”. It’s a motorcycle print! We do have a lot of fun.
Derald makes clothes for his granddaughter, based on her suggestions and preferences. She agrees to model and every year we see her one year older. Isn’t she adorable?
Karen tailors exquisite classic clothing that fits her perfectly. This jacket is divine-note the Channel-like detail on the collar and if you could only feel the drape of the gorgeous fabric…
Joan knits amazing garments, this is just one. The fit is always right on and she uses beautiful yarns for her work. I regret that I did not have more photos of the garments.
So next week we’ll look at the “Big Quilt Room” and some Fascinators. I’ll be posting to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday!