Sunday, April 25, 2010


Sorry, I almost missed this one.

What I was trying to say in the blog before that this Butterfly quilt was the outstanding quilt of the show. Here is also a close up as all the edges are turned. The colors were so striking!!!
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Last of the Prizewinners !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This quilt is so cute.
This quilt was the star of the show, as far as I am concerned, and so visual.
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More Winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

They win every year, and their work is a cut above. They are a couple, and make their home in France, I think!

This year there were a lot of quilts that were made by two people. I wish AQS would catch up with the times and make another catagory for people who want to do what they are the best at, and then farm out the quilting to someone that is really good at that, and especially when they pay someone else to quilt their piece. Not really fair to those of us who do both.

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ANOTHER WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This quilt was very nice, but personally there were other quilts that showed better. Although I'm sure the quilting and the piecing were exquisite!
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2nd Big Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This quilt is truly amazing. If you look close you will lace all around the edges. I'm sorry but I didn't buy a book this year so I don't have the the quilt makers names. However, you can find that out by going to AQS website. As I was viewing the quilt, the maker was explaining how she got the lace on without the stitches showing on the back. She sewed on the binding, but before pulling it to the back she sewed down the lace and then pulled the binding to the back side and stitched it down by hand. By the way, the binding on the back was scalloped!
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Paducah grand prize winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just came back from the Paducah quilt show, and wanted to share the winners with all of you. This quilt was amazing! Very dark with a lot of gold thread.

Paducah was not as crowded as it usually is. We arrived on Wednesday afternoon, but did not go to the show. We did our shopping first and went to the book sale as well as the Museum. Then very early the next day we went to the show. It was crowded but not as busy as it usually is. They had set up what they call a bubble, which is a big tent to house the vendors that are normally out by the swimming pool. It worked well, but was very disorientating. Once I got in, I had a hard time figuring out what I had seen and had not seen. Also, had a terrible time finding a way out. Perhaps they will correct that next year with some signs.

All in all it was a good trip and the weather was the best I remember. I will post more of the winners, but thought it would be better to show them one at a time.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010


I know it's been some time since I posted anything.
I have been working diligently, and have my new horse quilt top ready to quilt. I also have a quilt that I have promised to quilt for a friend, so it is going to be a while before I can actually show something.

I also have been cleaning up and organizing my work studio, and that has taken a lot longer than I anticipated. I also have been working on a little sample piece from a book that I just fell in love.

So, I would like to recommend Gloria Loughman new book called Quilted Symphony. I have her first book and I bought it because I remember her wonderful quilt called Kimberly Mistique. It was a large quilt of Australian trees. I think I saw it at IQA show in Houston perhaps 6 years ago. She is a native of Australia, and really did a great job on this book. It is colorful and precisely written. If nothing else it will stimulate your imagination.