Monday, February 29, 2016

Auburn California 2016 Quilt Show

The Foothill Quilters Guild quilt show was held over this past weekend. I always love going to see their quilts. Beautiful always. Here are the pictures I took there.

The quilts shown here were in a display of a guild member that passed away shortly before the show this year.
 Oh my goodness! Look at those tiny pieced blocks. Below is a close up of it.

 Look at the border of dolphins, plus the fabric she chose really makes this a stunning quilt.

 Lovely stained glass effect.

This was the flyer posted at her display. On the bottom of the flyer it stated "in loving memory of Margarita Wilcox February 24, 1932 - February 22, 2016. What a wonderful tribute to a lady that made beautiful quilts.

The featured artist is Patti Henderson. Here are a few of her quilts.

 I love this quilt. I love the beautiful fabric and the simple design.

Pretty cool chair. Most of it is painted - all except the seat. Great job.


This is a close up of the lizard quilt. I wanted you to see the metallic thread art on the plant. Quite effective.

Felted wool.

Embroidery. One of my favorites.

More felted wool.

Chocolate by the day!

Around the world. Love the border full of leaves!


 Those of you that have seen my posts on quilt shows before know that I always gravitate towards Halloween. I have more Halloween themed quilts than any other. I make no less than one a year. Much of my fabric is Halloween colors and designs. I look for Halloween ideas. I love this one.

On Pinterest you see lots of garden items made out of tea cups or tea pots and placed on posts to put food or water out for birds. Here is the theme done in quilting. So cute.

 The above is the guild's Opportunity Quilt. Each block is made using the exact same pattern but with different fabrics. This really shows off what happens with just changing the fabrics. Lovely quilt. The theme was Fruits of our Love and Labor. The center block is a bunch of cherries and the border and backing are cherry fabrics, too. Then each of the volunteers at the show were wearing a name tag with cherries attached to them. I loved the theme running throughout the show that way.

I bought tickets for this quilt and waited by my phone Sunday afternoon for the call that I won the quilt. The call never came. Darn. I really love this quilt.

 The above quilt is a huge quilt. The quilting (which doesn't show up well in the picture) is of sea shells and star fish. Below is a close up of the fishing vessel coming into port.

T-shirt quilt. The t-shirts are from all over the world. Great way to document travels.

 Purple and orange blocks. Interesting color combinations here. Very pretty.

 Of course I would take this picture. It has a border collie in it!

 The black blocks are done in Sashiko stitching. It doesn't show up well in the picture. Truly beautiful on the quilt.

 Adorable horse quilt. I also love how the guild puts a picture of the quilter with each quilt. It really personalizes the quilt.

 House quilt done with Halloween fabrics and embellishments. I want this quilt.

 I made this exact same quilt. Well it is the embroidered blocks I made. She did hers on white background. I did mine on beige. She used bright colored threads. I used muted, soft colored threads. I like mine. I like hers more.

 More embroidery. I love they are set on point.

 Love the quilt on the right. The quilt used Hawaiian themed fabric throughout to make such colorful fish.

 The two above are almost identical quilts. Almost.

I have this pattern. I believe it is an Alex Anderson pattern. Look at all those circles! Oh my goodness.

The guild did a great job in setting the quilts out. Lots of room between the rows. Lots of light to see them with.

 The guild even hung some from the rafters. I am afraid they get missed in all the glory on the racks below.

 Halloween and Embroidery. Can't get any better.

 Give me one quilt I will never, ever made, Alec. Stunning, though.

This is a quilt I will make one of these days using me as the model. Well, maybe. Or maybe my dog instead. I don't know I want a quilt of ME! I do like the concept though.

 The above and the one below is using the challenge fabric the guild selected. This doll above is so striking. Some people look at fabric way different than I do, for sure.

 Turtles. So cute.

 The way the "water" is framed by the leaves it makes it look like there is really water!

 Tiny, tiny piecing. Admirable!

 The above is a round robin. The first quilter did the center block. The rest followed her/his lead. Wow!

 More of the challenge fabric. I think instead of fabric, they were given the flowers. The flowers are in every item.

As we walked out of the building that had the quilts on display, we came across this peaceful Koi pond with the old mining cart sitting next to it. I have to admit the Auburn Fairgrounds is a great place for a quilt show. Lots of walking between the buildings, but that helps narrow down the amount of people in any one building. It was a very successful show. I am glad Venita and I went.

Keep on Quilting

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