Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An Autumn Quilt Show

 A few weeks ago, a quilt group that my mom is a part of hosted their annual garden quilt show where they display the quilts they've made over the year, serve a delicious lunch, and in the process raise money for a local charity. These ladies are so prolific and the show is always fun to attend.
 This quilt was made by Judi Sears. One day I want to make even just one of these blocks. I love it!
This quilt was made by my own dear mum. She has been carrying around these Aunt Gracie flowers for a while now. She hand appliqued them with the black thread to give it an extra vintage look. She has a great 30's stash and it was fun to watch her pull from it for this quilt.  (Not the greatest pictures on a bright sunny/shady day. We may need to re-shoot this one sometime.)
Here's another quilt by my mom. She had so many blocks left over from this quilt, she made another. This one now happily resides on my sister's red couch and looks smashing in the process.
After lunch there was a trunk show by this dear lady, who's name I did not catch. (Clearly, I am not a very good journalist. But thanks to Shanda for the head's up - her name is Maxine Oakeson!) Maxine brought some AMAZING vintage quilts.  After taking pictures of about 20 vintage quilts, guess who realized they'd forgot their camera card?  Fortunately I had an extra in the car and at least got pictures of these two.
This applique quilt was to. die. for.  Maxine bought this quilt as a kit on clearance from a department store in the 1960's. It came with all the fabric and the pre-marked backing fabric that showed where everything was to be placed and even has quilting lines marked.  It's a Queen size quilt. She does not enjoy applique (even though she totally rocks at it) and has steadily put it together over the years.  I loved how current the colors are even though they're from 40 years ago. LOVED it.
This is another antique quilt that was on display. Such a sweet quilt and check out that amazing hand quilting!! I've never seen a quilt so heavily hand-quilted - which is probably why it has survived in such amazing condition.  This one is OLD. I'll have to do some-more sleuthing to give it a date estimate.

In other news, if you're a Utah local and want to come hang out and sew with other stitch-y friends, check out this little quilting retreat hosted by Pam of French Knots. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to get away for one of those days of sewing.

Also, the winner of the Sewing Summit Swag has been notified. Thanks to all those who entered for your sweet comments.

31 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You and your mom are both very talented Amy! Thanks for the great show.

sunny said...

They're all beautiful! And i just got an idea for a gift I need to make for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jessica said...

Such gorgeous work!!! Thanks so much for sharing .... Such inspiration! :)

Kara said...

I am just a newbie at quilting, and I am always amazed at the stunning quilts that people create. Just gorgeous, every one of them!!

Jamie Lee said...

I recognize the red and blue quilt on the fence--it's Glenna Hailey's Bees Knees! My favorite ever!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Such a gorgeous variety of quilts - thanks for sharing...wish I lived closer!

Jan said...

Looks like a great show. Love your mom's quilts, and that four block is wonderful, too.

Michelle said...

Oh, wow! There are so many quilts in those pictures I'd like to make.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

It was such fun to look at the pics in your post and see one of my designs (the small red circle one)! Made my day! And this is my birthday so it made it even better! Thanks for sharing...

Shanda702 said...

The trunk show lady is Maxine Oakeson. She belongs to our little quilt guild in Delta, Utah. She is amazing and so very talented!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh how gorgeous they all are! Your mum's Aunt Gracie quilt is so pretty. You clearly inherited her talent :)

Cindy said...

Judi Sears is my very dear friend of 25 years. She is an amazing lady, very talented! Beautuful quilts.

bethanndodd said...

Fabulous!!! All of that hand stitching is amazing!
Smiles~Beth

Katy Cameron said...

Love the idea of just a garden full of quilts, how wonderful, and that 60's applique quilt is beautiful

Kar said...

Thanks for sharing Amy. They are all so gorgeous!

Audrie said...

Oh that applique quilt is divine!!! And I'm with you on that quilt by Judi Sears. Even one block would be awesome!

lifeinredshoes said...

The talent out there just amazes me, I mean really? And to think that a whole new generation is carrying that forward, doesn't get much better than that!

Nedra said...

Judi and I made that quilt together! We swapped polka dot fabrics as a group to add a wide variety to each section. Much easier to make than it looks (trust me) just time consuming to paper piece. It's a Piece O Cake design called Every Day Dishes

miamihoney said...

Amazing so much talent! Thanks for sharing them with us :)

Lisa Langford said...

Those vintage quilts were so cool. Thanks for the pics.

Sydney said...

Amazing! Seeing that applique quilt from a kit makes me feel better about buying one myself!

Julia said...

Very nice! I can't decide which one I like best. These quilts would make such beautiful gifts

tasha said...

amazing and lovely!!! thanks for sharing! :)

gillyflower said...

Thank you for sharing photos of such pretty quilts, a real treat and very inspiring.
So much talent and hard work!

Makoto said...

I love your quilts. Especially, the one with hearts. I like the soft touch I see in your work: it's a bit similar to Japanese quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Ginette said...

Thanks for sharing!! My favorite was your mom's log cabin... I made a similar one about 12 years ago for a friend. Log cabins and dresdens are my all-time favorite quilt blocks! Thanks for sharing!

LittleLucyGoosey said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pics, so much to be inspired by!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh what beautiful quilts Amy. :o) It is, however, the vintage ones that tug at my heart the greatest. :o) Can you imagine those sweet tiny stitches being stitched? So dear! :o)
I hope you are having a wonderful week.
Sincerely, Trish

anne said...

Wow what a great quilt show love them all. Thank you for the eye candy. Can you tell me the name of the pattern for the 2nd picture as would love to make one and use up my scraps - any info would be great.

TroyJennene said...

it is always wonderful to hear & see such talented women work with their hands & create endless beauties such as these. Wow!

amy said...

wow! the flower quilt your mom made is my favorite. so so beautiful. thanks for the inspiration, Amy! xo amy