Saturday, October 2, 2010


This picture is of one of the raffle quilts at the Quilts On The Grand Quilt Show. It is stunning and I wanted to share it with you. Holland Tulips was beautifully done by the Colonial Quilter Bee and machine quilted by Char Koppenal.

There were so many beautiful quilts at the Show, I wish I could show them all. As it was I just took pictures of those I want to remember, the ones that sparked my imagination, or urged me on to finish a UFO. I took this one of the baskets because I thought it was a great way to use up those scraps! Zippy Baskets is by Jan Landry and is a modern rendition of an antique basket quilt pattern.

I have a snail trail that I’ve been working on for five years. Well, maybe I should re-word that as I only have two blocks done. It’s in my UFO pile. I have good intentions. Happy Trails Through the Galaxy is by Marilyn Epavier. I’m using this picture as my inspiration and prod to get back to that UFO. I really admire anyone who can do piecing like this.

I took this picture because I like it’s whimsy. Underwater Adventure was designed and created by Bobbie Vruggink and her kindergarten class. It was quilted by Bonnie Vruggink. Isn’t it darling? I bet her students are so proud.

Assemblage is by Julia Voake. It is a canvas fabric layered with batting. Fabric pieces were machine appliqu├ęd then various objects were hand stitched on. I love the order and elegance of this piece. The show was awesome, and if you get a chance get on over to the Delta Plex. The show goes through Sunday.

Saw this on Peas In A Pod blog. Click on her link to get a free Amy Butler pattern.
Stay Positive!

Until next time,


Terry said...

Wow! Those tulips are beautiful! Love the snail trail too...that's another one I want to make someday. :0)

Vicky F said...

Hi Caroll,
I agree, the show this year was very good. I couldn't pick a viewer's choice because I couldn't decide which I liked best. Some of those miniatures in your white glove section were outstanding!
Take care.
Vicky F

Allie said...

You're just like me, you like a huge variety of different quilts - those are all gorgeous, but the snail trail is my favorite!

Sherry said...

I love the quilts. What a great idea with the fish that the quilter had her class help with it. How wonderful for them I'm sure they they loved doing it.

Stephanie in Michigan said...

Hey, thanks for linking to me! ;-) There is something about that tulip quilt that really grabs me. Love it! You always have such neat project to show us. Amazing! Blogger is giving me a dickens of a time today. I cannot log in. So, I'm commenting with just my name.

Chris said...

Thanks for taking the time to share those beautiful quilts. I'm interested in the Snail's Trail, so I especially liked that one.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.