Friday, August 31, 2012

So Many Quilts to Want to Make!


Here are some gorgeous quilts photos that I did not want to forget to share! These were all in the Sisters Quilt Show and somehow I didn't get them into the various categories, and almost forgot to showcase them.

Log cabins and medallions from Gwen Marston in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Teacher's Tent




Or this beauty from the talented Rosalie Dace:




Quilts that were liberated and modern use color so simply, yet beautifully like those of
Jean Wells and others:









Even the simplest from this one, below by one of the quilt show teachers:



Or these from the abstract and modern groups which share quilting's rich diversity:











Inspire me from line, to individualistic pattern, to the incredible use of color......





Even the old fashioned string quilts are so amazing now! From the early days of our grandmother's, to the 90's quilts of Gwen's Liberated Strings to the gorgeous ones so many of us are loving, today. Just look at this one!





And if that doesn't make you want to try a string quilt, how about some gorgeousapplique or piecing? From this amazing landscape quilt....




...to a modern and diverse I've not yet seen quite like....


...to the always fabulous birdhouses of several of the teachers quilts:


...to some intricate and fabulous applique'...and the one below is from a gal near me in Oregon.....



And then there was this one! Oh, my...I could hardly breathe at the creativity !






And if you missed my BIG posts on the show, here are all those links. Take a deep breath and prepare yourselves if you haven't seen them yet ;)

In reverse order from my posting...last shown to first:



Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: So Many Quilts to Want to Make!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Two Rivers
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Small Wonders Abound
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Wonders of All Kind
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Rosalie Dace
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Teacher's Tent
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Peter and Wendy Quilts 

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Shows: 2009 -2012

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Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska and all of her AAQI Quilting. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!

11 comments:

  1. these quilts are amazing!! So much inspiration! You are right...now I want to make several of them!!

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  2. Michele, están preciosos todos los quilts de la exposición....todos me gustan mucho. Gracias por las fotos tan bonitas. Un beso

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  3. Oh my, still more beautiful work! The pictorial quilt really stands out from the others (for me) although that one from Oregon reminds me of Mary Lou Weidman!

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  4. Love all them.I agree,I`d love make most of them!!

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  5. This is a beautiful post. I have so appreciated all your photos from Sisters. I feel like you were thinking of me when you took each photo because our taste in quilts seems to be so similar. One of these years, I am going to make it to this festival.
    You have been so much in my thoughts and prayers lately. I wish you only beautiful days and extraordinary quilts!

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  6. Thanks for the quilt show! I thought about you today as I looked at quilts at our fair, no pictures, I failed to charge the battery in my camera. These quilts are so interesting.

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  7. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Love them all , they inspired me so much. Thanks for sharing these.
    Yumi

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  8. WOWZER! Tons of eye-candy on your blog. Thank you for all the fab pic of the Sisters' Show. I have only been once, but it was wonderful!
    I am in love with the pic on your blog-header. Breathtaking.
    I am a new follower. Thank you for following on my blog.
    Hugs,
    /;-)

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  9. Ohhhh! Too right! So many to make and not enough time.

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  10. Really fun and amazing quilts and some of them are so simple but gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Your blog is a marvelous treasure. And now that I've given a try at blogging, I am in awe!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.