Monday, September 30, 2013

Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival - 2013

What an honor to see so many client quilts and a few of my own at the Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival the last weekend in September.

Here are photos of my own quilts that were there, and this one received the 3rd place, People's Choice Award for small quilts. This was from the Barbara Shapel class held earlier in the year. It is a piece of black cotton sateen and the rest is all thread stitched with my domestic machine. I had entered it in the Crayon Adventure challenge (program said Lucky 13...but that was last year), but somehow it was displayed in the small quilts area.
I named it "Night and Day" --the back side looks like it is day time with a blue ombre fabric (light to dark).

I also entered these three:
"Christmas Friends" ...Friendship Star blocks won last December in the Walla Walla Valley Quilt Guild Block Lotto. Added one more (there were 4 of my own already ;-)), set them in pine cone fabrics from my stash and a thin woodgrain w/gold accents border and found the poinsettia large border to purchase and finish it off. Fussy cut the border to get a pleasing effect. The sides almost appear scalloped. Stitched the 'Holly Berries" pantograph while testing an Innova.

"Racing Hearts"...a jelly roll race made as a class sample for a charity quilting group in Arizona. Squiggles along each horizontal line, and a triple heart stitched at each red separator ...almost like the hearts are the ones racing! Used it as a test quilt on my Gammill after I moved it to Grand Coulee.
"Rose of Hope" --the center block originally selected as part of the Rose of Sharon Block Challenge for inclusion in Nine Patch Media's companion DVD. I wanted the borders to create an effect like looking through a thick wall. As if in Noah's ark...and even though Noah only saw an olive branch...this block reminded me of that story. Thus the title I have given it. The inner brown border has quilting that I tried to create the effect of inlaid wood.
Client quilts were big winners too!
People's Choice - Large Quilts - 1st place -- Charlotte Collier with her version of Judy Niemeyer's Christmas Celebration. Originally designed as a tree skirt, Charlotte kept it whole and has created a beautiful hanging mechanism so that it is perfectly circular on the wall. Well done!

"Christmas Celebration"

People's Choice - Large Quilts - 3rd place - Rayni Lambert with her version of Judy Neimeyer's Glacier Star with extended borders. Wishing you well Rayni as you move to Wyoming!

"Blooms on the Glacier"

Other client quilts included:
Melanie Plantaric -- a lot of hand applique! "Baskets in Bloom"


Melanie Plantaric - Lots more hand applique....I designed a motif to go in the blank spaces for the quilting. Hard to see the quilting with the lack of light.  "Turkish Delight"

Roberta Clough - a quilt in the making for many many years. The lighting prevented being able to see the quilting on this one too. "Persistence"


Audrey Campbell - her version of Judy Neimeyer's Glacier Star. Audrey had won Best of Show at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days earlier in the month with this quilt. "Glacier Star in Purples and Blues"

Charlotte Collier - her version of Judy Niemeyer's Glacier Star (not listed in the program though)

Elaine Shaw -- a wedding gift. I didn't capture a photo at the show, but had one from my own collection since I was asked to put the binding on it as well. "Teahouse Garden"


Detailed photos of all the above quilts are available at in the Customer Quilts v.4 photo album. This is a public page, so even if you're not a Facebook member, you can still view the photos.

Just had to share this one too. My mom made it and gave it to my sister back in 2008. The lower one in this image. My mom's very first quilted wall hanging. This was entered by my sister in the Crayon Adventure Challenge. Just sentimental for me ;-)

And this one because it is adapted from my original 'Zoe' quilt pattern. Made by Dyann Swanson, quilted by Susan Purcell. So fun to see other people take your pattern and make something of it!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful body of quilting work. Judy Neimeyer's Glacier Star was certainly a popular patter this year!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie