Showing posts with label Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2012. Show all posts

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!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Small Wonders Abound




From the unbelievable wonders of the small art quilts from the classes of Gwen Marston, shown above ...



BEST USE OF COLOR: "Tango Gardening" 2012, by Jean Wells Keenan




Best Interpretation of Show Theme:
"Little Village" 2012 by Bev King


Best Interpretation of Show Theme:
"Little Village" 2012 by Bev King





Best Use of Michael Miller Challenge Fabric:
Quilt on the left: "The Red Door" 2012 by Kristin Shields




Best Contemporary/Art Quilt & Judges Choice
"Moonlit Trees" 2012, by Betty Gientke



Viewer's Choice: "House of Wonky" Bill Volenking


....to the actual 'Small Wonders' quilt competition of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show,
small quilts often 'stole the show'!






And how they not? They are so much fun, and so creative and well...just look at some of them!






So many different styles, colors, techniques....









And because it's an OUTDOOR quilt show...lots and lots of natural elements! And yes, the sunshine and the shadows do challenge photo taking opportunities.....





But...when you get to see everything, and everyone..from Jean Wells on....



How can anyone complain?













Well, try picking just one favorite, it really is a challenge! But I LOVED this one:





Nope, they just made me happy :) And which one was my favorite????



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

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!