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!