Saturday, September 10, 2011


Saturday was Fall Harvest Quilt Show in Marshall, Michigan.  This show is sponsored by the Cal-Co Quilters’ Guild and is a NQA certified judged show.  This first picture is what you see when you first walk in the door.  It won Best in Show.  Ted’s Quilt is by Sharon Brule. Joyce Rupp. (I don't know how I got Sharon's name in my notes. Thanks Linda for the correction.)
Circle of Life won second place.  It is by Lonnie Brewer.
I had to show this.  My Cozy Garden is by Cindy Mumford and she said she took a class from Mary Lou Hallenbeck.  It sure looks like a Mary Lou Weidman design to me (I love her style).  I wonder if Hallenbeck was her maiden name?
Isn’t this interesting!  Bloom Stash is by Linda Carlson.
Goat Stack is by Sally Puson.
Before You Meet The Handsome Prince is by Shirley Baker.  I hope I got everyone's name right.  I wrote standing up and when I got home I had difficulty reading my own writing.

Sue of The House That Love Built attended the show also and has pictures posted on her blog.  Her taste is so different from mine and I’m sure you’d find her pictures of interest.  Check it out here.    Sue is so right:  a good quilt show does get your inspirational juices flowing.

Mark your Calendar for these upcoming events:

Becky Goldsmith of Piece O’ Cake Designs will be lecturing Tuesday, September 27 at the evening meeting of the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild.  She will also be teaching two classes:  Whimsical Garden is the featured quilt for the Tuesday, Sept. 27 class from 9 – 4.  Picasso’s Garden is Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9-4 and is a lesson in improvisational quilting for the quilter who doesn’t usually break the rules.  These classes sound like so much fun.  You can read more about it and find out how to sign up for the classes at the guild website here.  
The Harvest Shop Hop is coming up.  Two big weekends!  Thursday, Sept. 22 through Sat., Sept. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 29 through Sat., Oct. 1.  A bus is available.  Fourteen shops are participating.  This is the tenth year for the shop hop and the shops are going all out to make it a special event.  The passport is only $10 and you will receive free patterns and a pin. 

Stay calm! Stay kind! Stay Positive!



Vicky F said...

Hi Caroll,
Great photos of the Marshall show!
I bet that quilter mis-spoke when she said Mary Lou Hallenbeck, because Mary Lou Wiedman just taught in Battle Creek this year.
Mary Lou H has a totally different style (she does the stacked 4-piece posies)
Take care!
Vicky F

Linda said...

Caroll, I must of just missed you and Sue today! I stopped in briefly to see all the great quilts. The first quilt pic, best of show is actually by Joyce Rupp. She made it for her grandson. She actually asked me to quilt it and I couldn't because I was going to be on vacation. Boy, did I miss out cuz her piecing was phenomenal!!!

Barb said...

What awesome quilts....

thanks for showing them,

Mama Pea said...

Great show! Wish I had remembered to go! I'm scheduled to take a class with Mary Lou Hallenbeck on next Sat, but I don't know if the class will make. There are only two registered, and they need a minimum of 6. She's going to teach her new bell pull, which has fusible applique, satin stitching, and attaching bias trim. I really want to learn that last piece. Interested? It's from 10-4 at the Bernina shop.

Here's the link:

It's the Golden Lily class.

Allie said...

GORGEOUS quilts - and yes, that HAS to be a Mary Lou Weidman quilt, that's exactly her style. How funny. Thanks for sharing your pics - I wish I could have gone!

Nancy Page said...

Amazing quilt show! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Sharon said...

You are not going crazy. Joyce Rupp did the piecing and I did the quilting. I appreciate Joyce naming me as her long arm quilter.


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