I love my home guild (the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild)! Every year I get excited about our Feb show, which is the first show of the year in my neck of the woods, so I call it Quilting New Year.
See what I mean? All those happy quilters – gotta love it.
I’m splitting my posts in two, one this week with the “Small Quilt Room”, Wearables and some of my happy purchases and winnings. Next week I’ll post the “Big Quilt Room”.
The Emma Allebes Art Quilt Challenge this year was “City of Trees”, a moniker for Sacramento.
Charming and whimsical!
Love the whimsy of this one too.
This is 3-d with lots of different kinds of surface design plus machine embroidery.
The detail on this quilt is amazing – shading, quilting, lots of tiny details. That is not a real frame, it’s quilted!
All needle turn!
There were lots of other fabulous small quilts too:
Really fun quilting that adds energy.
Lots of detail on this, based on a 20-yr old photo.
Love the little bits of 3-d “surf”.
Just love the colors in this, from a Katie Fowler workshop.
Perfect, edited composition.
Doris was so charming, this is a perfect tribute to her.
Grace Erea pattern, Sharon added tulle and crystals.
Hand pieced, quilted and appliqued from a Karyn Meyreles pattern.
EQ7 and Miniature Quilts Magazine helped Cindy create this quilt; totally charming.
Sue Spargo in a Beth Kondeleon class, lots of absolutely delightful details:
Toni Whitney design. Gorgeous fabric choices.
Inspired by Hubby’s photo. Superb detail.
From a Philomena Durcan book, beautiful applique and quilting. Della is 17% Iris after all.
Each of these quilts was stunning, an incredible bumper crop of minis. We have abundant talent in my guild!
Based on the ancient city of Chefchaouen, Morocco; painted, raw-edge applique, collage and machine quilted. I feel like I’m there.
Great fabric choices and layout meet great quilting.
From a Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, a Civil War design; charming and great fabric choices.
We also have a full Fashion Show every day and I had 2 of my denim jackets in it, but have no photos, sorry! It’s a great show every year.
We also have some stand-out vendors. This year I didn’t get much but love what I got:
Purchased from the Folsom History Museum. I would imagine it was a skirt panel, one of several and I’ll bet the maker got tired after one panel. Its base is a 60’s-ish polyester. I LOVE the design and the colors. I envision it as a wholecloth piece. No details are yet in my brain but I know it will be spectacular quilted! That is crewel work.
This Kimono silk was won in a Boutique drawing. There must be 20 yards of it (14″ wide)! And yes, I shamelessly stuffed that jar with my tickets! I was thrilled to win. I’m not sure what I will do with it but the fabric is gorgeous.
One more thing, there was a tribute wall for our 35th anniversary with some fun history of our guild. There was one for me by Karla Dellner:
Gotta love the encouragement you get from fellow guild members. Hugs Karla!
I’ll finish up next week with the “Big Quilt Room”. Make sure you come back for more! I’ll link up with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday.