Friday, April 16, 2010

local Quilt Show

I visited the Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring Quilt Show last Friday. The quilts were amazing! Here are a few of my favorite quilts from the show. You can view the rest of the set here.
Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
Such a cool optical illusion!

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
a fun space themed quilt in a sea of flowery, girly quilts.

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
This is a Turkish puzzle quilt (I think). The top six blocks are repeated in the bottom six blocks and the trick is to find the matching pairs of blocks. I love the rich colors in this quilt.

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
Incredible, incredible machine quilting!

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
Love the bold colors and geometric design on this handkerchief quilt.

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
I am always so impressed by beautiful applique in bright colors.

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
This quilt took pebble quilting to a whole new level! The quilting on this is unbelievable!

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
Again, I'm a sucker for beautiful applique!

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
These two quilts (peony and cross) were made by the same quilter. The cross quilt has been hanging in the church where the flute choir ensemble I'm in practices each week. I've been meaning to bring my camera to practice to get a picture of this quilt because it's so striking. I love the stained glass effect she created with the vibrant colors.

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
Such a cool kaleidoscope quilt.

Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring 2010 Show
And, for all of you hexagon lovers out there, I had to throw this one in. The tag said it was made with 2,585 hexagons!

As you can see, the show was totally inspiring. It makes me want to step up my quilting game a bit (or outsource more :)

Again, you can view the rest of the set here.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing - looks like it was a great quilt show. I've never heard of the Turkish Puzzle Quilt, but it's a cool design.

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  2. Wow, gorgeous quilts! I should look it up and see if there's any quilt shows happening in my city.

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  3. I am so impressed! These are such amazing quilts. It makes me want to look up local quilt shows in my area. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Ooh, I want to make the optical illusion one, or something like that - I like that version better than the regular bargello.
    I can't figure out the turkish puzzle quilt - I don't see how the blocks are repeated - did you find them?
    Cheers,
    Christine

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  5. I am in LOVE with the water lily quilt. It really has such a beautiful realism to it.

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  6. Wow -- those are absolutely amazing. I couldn't dream up such wonders, much less create one.

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  7. Wow, what amazing quilts. I am amazed at the optical illusion one and the detailed machine quilting, oh and those tiny pebbles! All of those must have taken a lot of time. Just beautiful, I want to go to a quilt show, I need to find some in my area.

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  8. oh my goodness... so much stunning beauty! i really enjoyed looking thought all your pictures on flickr. thanks for sharing!

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  9. thanks for sharing! those are so beautiful! I want to go to a quilt show but sadly i think they do not exist in México :( but in some great blogs like yours, shows fantastic pictures of them!

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  10. Maybe sometime when I pull thorough we can go to a quilt show together!

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  11. i think it is impossible for you to step up your game... i mean, these quilts are wonderful but yours are already completely phenomenal! you have a style and sense of color all your own and it is completely wonderful!

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