Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More HMQS Quilts (Part 5)

You guys are really tired of looking at pictures of quilts by now -- right? I didn't think so!

This show was that good -- just had to take all these pictures and share them. In case you will be in the Salt Lake City area next May, the show dates will be Thursday through Saturday, May 5-7 with classes starting on the 4th.

So we continue with the quilt usual, descriptions within quotation marks are taken from the artist's statement accompanying the quilt.

"Sitting Pretty" by Barbara Barrick McKie, was inspired by her photograph of a seagull taken in the Channel Islands National Park in California.

"Disperse dyed polyester transfer prints were machine appliqued and heavily free motion quilted. Two layers wool batting."

"Ancient Memories Wedding Quilt" by Lynn Drennen is an original design inspired by elephant's memories.

Lynn used Warm & Natural cotton batting, her threads were silk, polyester, cotton and metallic.

"Red Vase at Midnight" by Barbara E. Lies: "Hand appliqued flowers, vase, bell and cup; fused shadow; machine quilted; cotton fabric; wool batting; various threads."

"Stars for Arden" by Ronda K. Beyer: "I made this quilt in memory of my little brother who committed suicide. He loved black and tan colors as well as toile fabrics..."

"I had the embroidery in the star centers done especially for this quilt."

"Shooting Stars" by Birgit Schueller; Birgit was the first person I met when I arrived at the show and I really liked the class she was teaching. For pictures of Birgit and the workshop, click here.

Birgit is a well-known longarm quilter and teacher who lives in Germany. There are over 20,000 hotfix Swarovski crystals reflecting the light on this quilt!

"Big Bird Blues" by Claudia Clark Myers, quilted by Marilyn Badger, features five different blocks or quilting patterns from the Kansas City Star newspaper, which published a weekly free pattern for many years.

I've always greatly admired Marilyn's quilting and this is certainly no exception to that rule!

"Grandmother's Flower Garden" by Kaylene Parry, a gorgeous wholecloth quilt made of crepe by Beautiful Fine Fabrics.

The batting is bamboo by Winline Textile and the thread is from Sulky.

"Feathers in the Sky with Diamonds" by Lynn McCartney is an original design using the shadow trapunto technique on her longarm machine.

Lynn used Air-Tex 16-oz. poly for the trapunto batting and Quilters Dream wool for the base batting.

"The Perfect Storm" by Anne Munoz is based on a photograph by that name taken by the Hubble telescope.

Anne started with a piece of white pima cotton and batiked and dyed the piece before machine quilting it.

"Feeling Groovy" by Candace West was inspired by the late 60's graphic style. I really loved the contrast of the bright flowers with the black and white pieced background blocks.

The dark swirls in the background seemed to pull it all together, adding another contemporary element to this quilt.

The embellished flower centers were fun....

Until next time....

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