Thursday, May 27, 2010

More HMQS Quilts (Part 6)

"Fireworks" by Nettie Smith, quilted by Linda Hibbert, was one of my favorite quilts in the show. I love how the smaller kaleidoscopes are attached to the larger one. According to Nettie, this quilt "Began as a kaleidostar, the quilting transformed it into Firecracker, then into fireworks with additional small kaleidostars".

I took a bunch of close-ups so that you could see the detail....

"Remembering II" by Sandy Curran depicts an older woman's memories of her younger self. The background is quilted with her thoughts.

"Creativity Unleashed" by Lea M. Hardee and quilted by Sue McCarty, was started in a class with Judy Dales as an 8 point star.

Sue's quilting enhances the ribbon-y, feathery effect....

"Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire by the IncREDible Jerry Lee Lewis" by Pam Hadfield was inspired by a guild challenge with the theme of "All Fired Up". The required elements for the challenge were the red fabric, the flying geese pattern on the edge of the rug, embellishments and RED was to be incorporated into the title. The background quilting is balls of fire.

"My Friend Thoreau" by Judy Eselius, quilted by Janet Fogg, is an original design using inking of the drawings.

Judy used her own photos for color and inspiration.

"Stars by the Bay" by Maureen McPherson uses a Peggy Martin pattern and fabric bought at a quilt store in Galveston TX (Quilts by the Bay) during an anniversary trip. The quilt store was destroyed a year later by Hurricane Ike.

The quilting was done by Maureen on her domestic machine using cotton batting and Signature variegated thread.

"It's Really Yellow" by my Aunt Barbie's (Barbara Walsh of the Utah Quilt Guild) friend, Marion Murdock, was the largest quilt entered in the "Conventional Machine" category. It is an original, traditionally pieced design inspired by Native American star quilts.

Her piecing is excellent!

Some of her quilting designs were adapted from EQ.

"Tatonka" by Molly Olivier is an original landscape quilt of a buffalo in Custer State Park. Molly used strips of fabric to create the foliage and the hills in the background.

Tulle and free motion quilting, as well as BoNash, hold everything in place.

This is the last of the quilts in the general exhibit. There are special exhibits that I am still going through and picking pictures to share -- so much inspiration under one roof!

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