The Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild is my home guild and we had The Best Show this year by far! I was so proud of our show, the diversity of quilts and styles and the number of members who participated. It struck me this year how skilled the quilting was throughout the show, whether it be free hand long arm, panto, digitized long arm, walking foot, free motion or hand quilting – it was all good! I had a last minute cancellation of a gig in central California (weather – snow!) so I had more time at the show than expected – a gift!
I am not the strongest photographer and this year I had several unusable photos of spectacular work. In previous years I have written the maker and gotten a photo from them. I am really pressed for time this year and just can’t do that. Also, I would have loved to have made comments of my own on each, but again, that time thing. My writing may sound a little dry as a result, but you will enjoy this show, even without my comments! Each quilt or garment was special in some way. There are a zillion photos in this post.
Best of Show, Our California, Karla Delner, quilted by Shireen Hattan, pattern adapted from Around the Garden, San Francisco Painted Ladies Block and Quilt Blocks Around the World. This captures Karla’s favorite California memories and it took her 2 years to complete. This was way better than my photo shows.
Detail, Our California
Detail, Our California
Detail, Our California
Beach Stars, hand quilted, by Donna Brennan. A Block-of-the-Month from our guild 10 years ago. It is so sweet!
Detail, Beach Stars
Lemoyne Star – Reproduction, hand quilted, by Sandra Lockhart. Sandra reproduced an 1860’s quilt from the collection of Dawn Licker. The original quilt was also on display and this was a beautiful and careful reproduction.
Promises by Barbara Kiehn, quilted by Lin Squires. This quilt fulfills 2 promises that Barbara made, one to her son who survived the Camp Fire and the other to Emma Allebes, a dear member who has passed.
Birds In The Air, Joan Carey, digitally quilted by Sandy Fong. Joan made this quilt for her granddaughter who will go off to college this fall. Joan resized this quilt from a mini quilt book. I love the Boston Fan quilting.
Modern Medley, Marie Nelson. This was made in response to the 2018 QuiltCon Challenge and is made from blocks of the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild members. Hand-guided free motion.
Blue Plate Special, Lynn Daly. The blocks were inspired by a Sue Bennett pattern and the Parc Guel in Barcelona.
Wings of Silence, Barbara Schreiner, quilted by Sandi Fong. Barbara was inspired by Helen Hardwick and the owls in the fabric are special to Helen.
Lucy’s Butterfly Garden, Janet Sweetland. This was made in memory of Janet’s Seam Sister Lucy Machado. They both took Analie Belden’s class “Modern Dresden” while on a cruise.
My Big Dream, Brenda Perry. Brenda chose her favorite color of the Big Dream panels and added exquisite quilting.
A Bountiful Life Meets Civil War Bride in Japanese Taupes, Konnie Danley, quilted by Nancy Calhoun. Konnie personalized this quilt with her own additions. Inspired by the book A Bountiful Life and The Civil War Bride pattern.
Detail, A Bountiful Life Meets Civil War Bride in Japanese Taupes
My Christmas List, Gretchen Jennings, hand-quilted by Lydia Miller. Gretchen used ultra suede for this quilt designed by Hollyhock House.
Calamity Jane, Eva Brown, quilted by Lin Squires. Eva had a challenging 18-month period in and out of the hospital. She finished it between visits.
Quilter’s Patch, Elizabeth Holz, quilted by Debra Chutter. This was Elizabeth’s first large quilt, a “quilt-of-the-month” by Quilter’s Patch.
Prairie Flowers, Eileen Crawford. From a Jo Morton pattern with 90 flying geese and 312 half square triangles! Eileen’s favorite quilt to date.
My Flower Garden, Donna Dales, quilted by Lin Squires. This wool applique quilt will go to one of Donna’s daughters. Pattern from Primitive Gatherings.
Butterfly Skirt, Frances Dack. Frances started with an old stained skirt, then fused and thread painted the butterflies, adding a programmed stitch for the vine.
QE-2, Karla Dellner. Karla was inspired by a hat that Queen Elizabeth wore on one of her birthdays. Karla added a fabric wreath to make it hers and added the other jaunty embellishments.
My Swan Song, Bev Hendrickson. Bev loved the fabric but ran out and had to improvise.
Out on a Limb, Suzie Quinnell. Suzie used the “Blue Jay Way” pattern from Abbey Lane Quilts. She used a Fab Five ruler and Marcia Derse fabrics.
My Fuzzy Rattlesnake, Judy Grijalva. Judy used the Rattlesnake pattern from Karen Stone. It is entirely from flannel and sat in her UFO pile for years.
Detail, My Fuzzy Rattlesnake
Take Time for Every Season, Brenda Strombom. This is Brenda’s second quilt! She made it for her Aunt and hand appliqued and pieced it using ribbon stitching and embroidery throughout.
Detail, Take Time for Every Season
Fire and Ice, Barbara Kiehn, quilted by Karla Barrett. Barbara used the rail fence setting and Kaffe Fasset fabrics.
Detail, Fire and Ice
Island Palms, Esther Latino, hand quilted. Esther got this pattern from Kathy Nakajima a few years ago. This quilt took Esther 6 years of “leisurely qpplique” and 16 months to quilt. It is a masterpiece.
Dragonflies, Snails and Geese, Shireen Hattan. Shireen won the fabric and hand painted the geese in the borders.
I’ll link up with Nina-Marie’s Off-the-Wall Friday!