Saturday, October 17, 2009

El Camino Quilters Quilt Show -- San Marcos CA

Last month, I taught and did a program for the El Camino Quilters Guild in Vista CA. While I was there the members were planning the quilt show to be held on the California State University campus in San Marcos, a nearby community. Since this is the very same campus where my goddaughter Destiny Kincaid is a freshman, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to spend the day with her and see the quilts.

Destiny has made five quilts so far, including two that were auctioned off for charity. She made her first quilt when she was 11. She made the quilt in a kids' class at the local quilt shop and then spent quite a bit of time at my house quilting it on my Bernina (her mom bought her one later when we all agreed that Destiny really loved sewing!) and then the two of us did the binding together.

The quilt show was yesterday and today, October 16-17. Parking is free and admission is $8.

I will take probably three posts to show all the photos I took, but in this one I'll cover the pictures of the "small quilts" that were pretty intriguing. The collection above is a quilters' journey challenge from the Free Spirits Art Quilters friendship group. All of the quilts were small and very detailed, with each of them concentrating on what was important to each quilter at this time in her life.

Here are photos and descriptions of a few of them:

"A Path Beyond Meadows" by Suzanne Orton. Her artist's statement: "This quilt is machine pieced with fusible applique, embroidered by hand, using photo-print organza."

"Journey of Women's Heart Disease" by Lynne Retmier. There are words in the background detailing the symptoms of heart disease in women, which can be very different from men's symptoms.

I did not get the title of this quilt; it is an original design by Cherie Brown. It has quite a lot of hand beading and embroidery; the colors are gorgeous....

Another interesting grouping of small quilts; they are a little larger than potholders with long corner strips to tie them together. This looked like a guild cooperative effort with the guild initials in the middle.

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