Saturday, August 20, 2016

Visitors and More Maine Show Quilts

Pam Buda taught/lectured at Maine Quilts this year and she visited my shop too!   She designs patterns and also fabrics for Marcus Brothers.  You can see the photos of my shop on her blog,,  the August 8 post.  Check out the rest of her blog too!!  She is a very busy lady!!!

From seeing my shop on Pam's blog, Chris from MA came today looking for a backing for this beautiful quilt top she had made!  She could not remember the book she got the pattern but I found that it is "Kindred Spirits" by Jill Shaulis and Vicki Olsen  of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs.  Her work is fantastic and we all know that for me "The Scrappier, The Better"

Now for some quilt photos I took at Maine Quilts.....2016

First up is my friend, Wendy Reed, with her "Burning Leaves" Potholder Quilt #I don't remember!  I believe she was the only quilter to receive 3 ribbons.......

The quiltmaker's name follows each quilt.....

This quilt is made "Potholder style"!!

This Hexagon quilt is also made "Potholder style"! 

In case you can't read the card above, the maker is Marlee Carter.

That's it for now!!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Small Quilts from Antique Inspirations Exhibit

Maine Quilts is over for another year!  Wendy and I enjoyed talking with lots of folks who enjoyed our exhibit!  

This is quilt is loaned by Jeannanne Wright.......the brightest quilt in the show for sure!  Corner pinned back to reveal the linen backing.

Isn't this indigo with chrome orange gorgeous!!

And this is Dawn's Cook-Ronningen's copy....she found the Most Beautiful indigo print for it!  The quilt on the right is by Jeannanne showing the linen backing which was hand-dyed with walnut dye to imitate the original backing.

This is Sue Rivers' tiny copy of a c.1845 scrappy Irish Chain with swag border.

Sue's Irish Chain Inspiration ................

Top:  Red and white applique quilt by Ann Reed, based on a quilt at the Henry Ford Museum in MI. in the photo to the right of the quilt.  Bottom;  Red and white pieced Bear Paw by Bonnie Dwyer based on a quilt in her collection as seen in the photo to the right of the quilt.

The oldest quilt in the show, a circa 1800 wool Medallion with cut corners for a 4 poster bed.  Owned by the Maine State Museum in Augusta, ME.

Quilting in the center panel (color better in photo above).
Upper left, copy of the wool quilt by Laurie Labar.....her first quilt ever!  She did a great job!
Upper right, Amish quilt owned by Judy Roche with copy below made by Pat Burns.
On quilt rack is a Very Heavy wool utilitarian quilt with its copy nearby made by Emma Morin.

Crazy Quilt owned by Suzanne Bruno.

Crazy Quilt Tea cozy made by Suzanne Bruno......unique inspiration!

Striped Medallion circa 1850 owned by Wendy Reed.

Wendy's small copy of her quilt with superb handapplique and quilting!

The quilt on the rack is an antique owned by Sherry Shockley.  The small copy to the left of it was made by Karen Keeler.

"Carolina Lily" c.1880 owned by Florence McConnell along with her small inspiration quilt.

Red/Green applique quilt owned by Judy Roche with small version by Mary Reynolds.

Medallion from the late 19th century owned by Wendy Reed with small version made by Nena Cunningham.

Original 1840 potholder quilt from Bristol, Maine.  Owned by the Maine State Museum in Augusta, ME.  Blocks are approximately 12" but hardly any measure the quilt lies so flat is a mystery!!

My copy of the 1840 Potholder quilt.  Finished 60 hours before hanging it in the show!

Hope you enjoyed our show!!