The Vashon Quilt Guild Quilt Show, where I learned to hand quilt last weekend, had an amazing quantity of beautiful quilts. I thought I would share a small selection of them. Many of the quilts feature Kaffe Fassett fabrics because the local fabric store, Island Quilter, specializes in his fabrics. This meant that there were lots of bright and colorful quilts, right up my alley!
The community quilt was on display. Every year for many, many years, Catholine Tribble has put together a quilt that features blocks made by different community members and is raffled to support Vashon Allied Arts, raising thousands of dollars to support art in the community. This year the theme was businesses of Vashon and includes a block made by my mom (and blocks made by two other Quilty Ladies, her weekly quilting partners-in-crime). The quilt blocks are appliqued by hand and all of the quilting is done by hand.
My mom showed her Birds and Cherries quilt, all her design. She said that she originally intended for it to be a quick and easy project but she just kept adding more and more to it. Quilter, sewer, crafter, whatever – we’ve all made those kinds of projects!
Ann, one of mom’s Quilty Ladies, entered this Tree of Life quilt. It was machine pieced and hand appliqued by Ann and professionally quilted by machine. The pattern is by Edyta Sitar. I really love the pattern and could easily envision a larger version of this on my bed.
Another of mom’s Quilty Ladies, Judy, entered these lovely hand appliqued and hand quilted quilts. Judy is a phenomenal hand appliquer and in fact was once my mom’s teacher. Of course I was drawn to the bottom quilt as I’m a sucker for anything pink and green and I love florals.
I didn’t catch the name of who made this quilt, but I loved it for how very Pacific Northwest it is.
This quilt is called Fly Away by Jo Ann Bardeen. She had been working on it since 2004! It’s based on a quilt found in the Latimer Quilt & Textile Center in Tillamook, OR. I liked it for its simplicity and playfulness.
This quilt is called Choc O Latte by Paula Finlinson. It was a block-of-the-month quilt that I particularly liked for its unique setting. It was really fun to see a collection of block-of-the-month quilts all hung together. It emphasized how different the “same” quilt could be based on fabric choices, block setting, and quilting.