Nellie"s Needles

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More 2009 SMQ Guild Show

Another round-robin quilt from the international group. Two were featured in my previous post.

Fall Fancy
This one belongs to Tone-Haugen-Cogburn of Maryville, Tennessee. She started it out with the large block in the center. Borders were added by Laila, Fran, Ada, and JC.

Elsie Vrendenburg of Tustin, Michigan was inspired to make this quilt after attending a Ricky Tims seminar, where he explanined how to design Rhapsody quilts. It was awarded 1st Place in Wall Quilts/Mixed Techniques.

Gecko Medallion
Another quilt created by Leona Harden of New Tazewell, Tennessee. She says, "This quilt became my cure for the winter blues and waiting for warmer weather and the return of my garden geckos." It was made for the 2009 Spring Celebration. It is Leona's original design and features hand-applique and longarm quilting.

Nature Welcomes A New Angel
Audrey McCorkle of Knoxville, Tennessee made this quilt for her first grand-daughter. She chose the butterflies to symbolize new life, the flowers for beauty, and dragonflies for a sense of fun. It is an original design.

Utah, We Love Thee
Danette Gilbert of Knoxville, Tennessee tried to learn how to do "cathedral window" with a rose. She ended up making this quilt to honor her parents who were raised, married, and lived in Utah. The title of the quilt is the opening words for that state's song. It was awarded 3rd Place in the Appliqued Wall Quilts category.

Bend of the River
Cathy Henn of Heiskell, Tennessee was awarded 2nd Place in the Appliqued Wall Quilts category. The picture is of the Clinch River below Norris Dam ... "a place of peace and serenity."

When Quilters Gather
Donna Wiffen of Oak Ridge, Tennessee made this quilt using a Ruth McDowell pattern.

The Quiltmakers
Another quilt made by Donna Wiffen awarded 2nd Place in Mixed Techniques Wall Quilts category. She says, "I love to do all kinds of handwork, so in making this quilt, I was able to combine both embroidery and quilting." She used a pattern by Dougal Ann Walker of the Freckles Collection.

This quilt by Nancy Hahn of St. Peters, Missouri is made with her own unique use of "grandmother's flower garden" type blocks to form the pattern. She received an Honorable Mention. It all hand worked and took her about four years to complete.

Cosmopolitan Garden View
Maggie Casey of Knoxville, Tennessee used a more modern approach to a pattern that featured 30's prints. She was awarded an Honorable Mention for this quilt that was free-motion quilted on her Bernina.
I love her choice of fabrics and this quilting is amazing.

These last two quilts are created by Loretta Painter of Knoxville, Tennessee. Loretta's style of design has a unique signature ... they have an almost traditional look with a lot of punch, either from an unexpected color or choice of fabric in the mix.
Loretta says, "This project was put together in record time. My original design was paper pieced in two weeks. It took a month to quilt it."
All of her quilting is done free-motion on a Jenome home sewing machine with a round hoop. There's alot of hooping and unhooping when she quilts.

Loretta says of this quilt, "When I sat down with my graph paper to draw this quilt, I had two things in mind. I wanted to use a striped fabric and I wanted many stars. The 20 red stars are pieced and then hand appliqued onto the quilt top. The black outer border was machine appliqued on the quilt top. I used black cotton batting except under the white striped fabric ... there I used white batting."

My next post will be the final one about this show.


Kay said...

I remember posting a picture of Redaction after I saw it at the Indiana Heritage show last week. Like you, I liked the way it's traditional, but not quite, and was impressed by the quilting on a regular machine.
Thanks for the posts about the show. I've enjoyed them.

Heather said...

Thankyou for another glorious Quiltfest Nellie. I particularly like Heartsong - it has a Celtic flavour. There is so much variety here and such clever use of colour. The quilting stitchery is beautiful in it's own right.

Beena said...

Thanks for posting all the wonderful pictures from this show! Very inspiring!

Libby Fife said...

I won't surprise you at all to know that the Bend In The River quilt is my favorite.

maggi said...

The pictures continue to be wonderful but I also like the fact that you have taken time to give some information as well rather than just the name of the quilt and the maker. Thank you.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Great show! Makes me want to piece something again!

The quilting on the Bernina is fabulous.