Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

PNQE quilt show in Oaks has special meaning for me. A whole lotta years ago, when the show was in Ft. Washington, I screwed up my courage and entered a quilt, for the first time. I still remember the shock and thrill I felt, seeing the Blue ribbon hanging next to Ravens Seize The Day.
I thought I'd show a few of my favorites from this year's show. Deborah S Hyde won Second Place in The Innovative category for Edna. Those pieces are 1 inch squares!
Deborah had another quilt in the show, Sam In Sunlight. This artist doesn't use any paint, dye or photography, not even a computer. Fabric selection alone, creates the values. Just piecing the more solid “quilt” pattern, with such tiny blocks, blows me away.
This quilt called Tram Route #10 by Sue de Vanny of Australia was in the World Quilt Exhibition.
It looks like the train station and trees are painted, with the tram pieced and appliquéd on top. I don't always like paint, or shiva paint sticks used on quilts but this image was so well done, I think I might like to try the technique.
This quilt ?, Maker shall remain anonymous for obvious reasons, got my What The Heck And Why Award.
I love quilts made by Karen Stone. I don't love making them because I don't deal well with paper piecing.
The precision is awesome. I think the circle appliqué and scalloped border really enhance this quilt.
This was my favorite quilt in the show. I've always liked quilts made by Laura Fogg and I usually recognize her style but this quilt is a bit different. Laura wove the fabric strips for the background and raw edge fused the crows and tree. I think I need to make some more ravens.
I took this photo for my friend Cheryl Lynch, who does workshops on creating pet portraits. Coco, by Neroli Henderson, is a Bichon Frise and reminds me of a pet quilt Cheryl made of her Best Bud, Bailey.
The dogs face had an incredible texture of tiny, sewn fabric bits and the background was quilted text, all about Coco.
And hey, I got an award too! Trillium Ridge won Second Place in Wall Quilts. Sure wish there was an App for “trim 10 pounds off” for photography. Or better yet, in real life.


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  1. Your Ravens Seize the Day just gets to my heart every time I see it. I think there’s something about the blues and golds.
    Big congrats on your Wall Quilt win, you’re so talented! How exciting!
    Thank you so much for sharing the photos, I was under the weather and missed the Oaks show.
    I think my favorites are Tram Route #10 and the Crows and the Fig Tree, I have a soft spot for a fig tree – how beautiful!

  2. Cheryl lynch says

    Congrats on your win. Someone just sent me a photo of the Coco quilt. It’s awesome. I wish I had seen it in person.

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