What better way to start off a Sunday than with a little eye candy right? This week I attended the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis 2013 Quilt Show. This is a show that they host every other year and is a nice local event. This year the vendors were a bit scarce, but I suspect that is due to it falling on the same weekend as Quilt Market. I thought I would share with you a few of the quilts that caught my eye.
First up is “Max”. Max won best in show and also first place in the art quilts, longarm-machine quilted category. Max was constructed and quilted by Cathy Franks.
Pretty incredible huh? I think she did a fabulous job…of course I am partial to anything “animal” LOL.
Next up in the applique bed quilts, longarm-machine quilted category was Vases, Birds, and Other Things. This was a beautiful applique quilt constructed by Bonnie Harlow and quilted by Lynette Reynolds. Here are a few close-ups.
Beautiful detail. I love these type of quilts. Maybe one day when I have more time. I look at all those berries and tiny pieces…eek!
This one made me think of my parents. It’s called Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico. It was constructed and quilted by Judy Pleiss on her home-machine. There was beautiful quilting and couched threads. Here’s a close up..I thought she captured the serenity and movement of the water beautifully.
I loved this quilt (of course!). It was in the mixed technique quilts and was constructed and quilted by Carol Henke. Here’s the story behind it:And now for some of the larger quilts. Who doesn’t love a Swoon? This is “Swoonie”, pieced and longarm machine-quilted by Vickie Smith. Some day I am going to finish my Swoon quilt….
Next up was “A Cool Starlit Night”, also pieced and longarm machine quilted by Vickie Smith. I loved both the colors and the secondary patterns formed here.
Next up is “Alaska Memories”, pieced and longarm machine quilted by Darlene Glesenkamp. This quilt was made from batiks that she collected on a trip to Alaska and I just adored the animal batiks!
This was a beautiful quilt entered in the group quilts category. Loved the colors!
This one I loved and could totally see making for our bedroom to showcase some fun fabric prints. This was a wedding quilt that was pieced by Ann Petrie and longarm machine-quilted by Jane Pitt.
I’m always drawn to pinwheels. This was pieced by Carol and Theresa Cantwell and longarm machine-quilted by Theresa Cantwell.
There you go….your eye candy for the day! I am on “stay-cation” this week and have lots of quilty plans. Today I’m going to be working on that special quilt for Mason’s mom 🙂 I’m really looking forward to quality time with the sewing room today and Scarlett! I’ve picked a simple 4-patch pattern alternating with 8 inch picture blocks framed in white. All of the fabric is in. I’m using “All Around Town” by Whimsicals. Here’s the fabric before I dig into it along with a stack of all of his photo blocks.
Happy Sunday 🙂