The River City Quilters’ Guild decided to take a risk and opened their show up to entries outside of their guild, making it a regional show. It was retitled to the Quilt and Fabric Art Festival and relocated to a cavernous space at the McClellan Conference Center. Additional vendors were added as well as a roster of 9 teachers offering workshops over a 4-day period. Sandra Mollon was the Featured Quilter and it was a fantastic show! This had to be a significant financial risk to the guild and I hope they hit it out of the park. They are shaking things up in the Sacramento region!
I’ll cover the show this week and next week I will write about the workshop I offered and also include photos of my visit to the Alden Lane Quilting in the Garden Show. I had a busy quilty week!
I do have a brand new phone and some of the photos I took were accidental videos and some were just, unuseable. Oh what I can do with a camera in my hands:-/ I have a ridiculous number of photos so I will only make an occasional comment. Here we go:
I pay very little attention to ribbons so I didn’t even realize that the Best of Show for both Traditional and Art went to Cathy Brorby until I had a chat with her.
BOS, Traditional; Wild and Crazy Flower Garden, Cathy Brorby, quilted by Marie Nelson.
BOS, Art; Paper Cuts, Cathy Brorby.
Quilt as Desired, Nancy Calhoun.
Tutti Fruity, Diane Steele, quilted by Marie Nelson.
Zu Zu – Plan D, Marie Nelson.
Tee hee, my quilt, Moonlit Garden; can’t help but get a kick out of people looking at my quilt!
Ugh, somehow did not get a photo of the card for this exquisite Hawaiian hand-applique. Help me peeps!
Two pieces by the Featured Quilter Sandra Mollon, did not get a photo of the cards:
What is so interesting is that Sandra also makes drop-dead gorgeous Baltimore Album quilts!
Bat Moon Rising, Judy Scollay.
Stripes, Elaine Mason.
Going Through the Change, Jan Reed.
Death Did Us Part, Jackie Manley.
Introspection – The Inner Journey, Jan Reed.
Detail, Introspection – The Inner Journey, Jan Reed.
Color Explosion, Marylee Drake.
Cathedral One, Carole Rossi.
Flight, Mary Wilkinson.
Injigokiko (Indigo Chrysanthemum), Tamara J. Failla.
Detail, Injigokiko (Indigo Chrysanthemum), Tamara J. Failla.
Note: There was a lot of great wearable art but I started inadvertantly taking videos here:-(
Pathyway to the Stars, Sally Anne Young.
My First Paper Piecing, Patti Lease.
Happy Hawaiian Papaya, Nancy Causey.
B is for Bovine, Jane Haworth.
Dendroid, Denise Schmidt.
Neptune’s Garden, Linda Waddle.
Bride, Maria Billings.
Britex, Donna Brennan.
Little English Garden, Kellie Willey.
It’s All Square, Cathy Brorby.
101 Happy Trees AND a Cabin!, Deborah Ciarla.
Detail, 101 Happy Trees AND a Cabin!, Deborah Ciarla.
Dragonflies Snails and Geese, Shireen Hattan.
Sunflower Gatherings, Peggie Wormington, quilted by Maggi Honeyman.
Family Tradition (antique top), Nellie Nelson and Lynn Cordeiro, quilted by Lynn Cordeiro.
Detail, Family Tradition, Nellie Nelson and Lynn Cordeiro, quilted by Lynn Cordeiro. This was pre-Nazi – a swastika is also a Hindu symbol.
Ecco Cake Mix, Peggy Robles.
Uncommon Bride, Peggie Wormington, Quilted by Pamela Dransfeldt.
Julie’s Gem, Julie Wall, quilted by Debbie Olivera.
A Hard Road to Walk, Marion Emerson.
Round the Twinkles, Nancy Elliott MacDonald.
Loving Amsterdam, Jan Soules.
Miniature Mariners Compass Quilt, Emily Jackson.
Rock the Block, Doreen Diehl.
Fiesta, Cindy Carroll, quilted by Nancy Calhoun.
Bagatelle, Marie Nelson.
Whew! Pretty great show, no? I’ll be posting to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday where you will see a lot of good links.
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