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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A LITTLE MODERN AT THE WMQG

Today I want to show you some of the modern quilts that I saw at the West Michigan Quilter’s Guild show.  This first one is called Rooflines #2 by Colleen Kole.  She said that this series has been inspired by the rooflines at the local botanical gardens.  It is made with hand dyed fabrics and free hand cutting. 
I love the name of this one – Watermelon.  Doesn’t it look just like the center of a watermelon?  Sue Cortese made this original design/free form pieced from her hand dyed fabrics.
Tulip/Deconstructed Circles is by Elizabeth Brandt and quilted by Terri Watson.  It began in a Nancy Crow workshop but was later deconstructed and reconfigured.  This quilt won second place in the 2-Person Large Wall Quilt-Pieced Technique.
Loving Lucy is by Colleen Kole.  I love the artist statement in the Program:  This is an improvisationally cut and pieced quilt inspired by the colors at the local country fair; billboards, carnival ride lights, and fair attendees’ bright clothes.  And then my dog ate a chunk of the top so it became more improvisational.  Hand dyed fabrics, freehand cutting.  Loving Lucy won second place in the Small Wall Quilt – Pieced Technique category.
Interstellar Suite is by Dan Burke.  The pattern is by George Siciliano.  There are 100 pieces in this small 10 ½” square quilt.
 
On another note:  If you still have time to blog hop, check out Bee In My Bonnet for an easy tree block tutorial.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

James said...

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Mama Pea said...

Haha! You have some of the same photos as I do! Those first two were some of my faves, too! You'll see when I post about them! LOL.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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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

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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.