I’ve been completely remiss in posting to my blog having been caught up in a trip to the United Kingdom, home maintenance, working on landscaping, stitching Christmas stockings, French studies, and working on the Poppies and Periwinkle quilt that I swear will never be done. Hmm, looking at that list tells me why I haven’t […]
Sunbonnet Sue As You’ve Never Seen Her!
Without a doubt, the most creative quilt at the Northwest Quilting Expo was made by Flora Joy of Johnson City, Tennessee. She wrote, “Twelve separate, freestanding curvy blocks have been sewn at their top borders to a separate base quilt. Viewers can lift each Dutch doll/Sunbonnet Sue to read the block’s unusual but true story […]
Quilt Show Extravaganza!
The last two weeks of September were filled with judging three quilt shows in succession with wonderful quilts in each. The first show I judged was in La Conner, Washington located on a channel of the Swinomish River. I was lucky enough to have a room at the Channel Lodge with a beautiful view of […]
Some Quick Quilt Show News and More
Last weekend I received a 2nd place award for “Z is For Zinnia, C is For Cosmos” at the Northwest Quilting Expo here in Portland, OR. I love the “lemonade” quilt on the right. See more images in my gallery by clicking on the link. Then a few weeks back “Anasazi Roadways” was juried into […]
Northwest Quilting Expo Special Exhibits
Like many quilt shows, NW Quilting Expo features a variety of special exhibits. These are quilts are not judged and may come from a variety of sources. Here’s a sample from each special exhibit this year. Three well-known artists from the Pacific Northwest showed some of their best work. The first is Lisa Jenni. I […]
More Winners and Favorites from NW Quilting Expo
“Popcorn” was a blue ribbon winner and well deserved. You can feel the energy of a state or county fair in this composition. I absolutely love this quilt! This is another stand-out quilt. While I don’t know what the cat is thinking about, I know what he thinks about it! Great group quilt with […]
Fabulous Quilts at NW Quilting Expo
Last weekend I judged 178 quilts with Gerrie Thompson for the NW Quilting Expo which took place this past Thursday through Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The show began sixteen years ago, and I have judged it many times starting with the second year. The show as gotten better and better–noticeably, with entries now coming from […]