Quilt Local

Yesterday my friend Joan and I went to the Penn Oaks Quilt Show. It always amazes me how this small quilt guild puts on a fantastic show every other year. It’s really fun to see the quilts,  talk to the makers and connect with friends I haven’t seen in a while. 

I was yaking with friends…a lot. So I didn’t write down the quilter’s names, and didn’t take as many photos as I intended. But I wanted to show a few of my favorite quilts. I love this modern quilt. The quilts are shown with lovely display decorations as artfully done as the quilts.  

Joan was good at guessing quilts made by Kelly of Pinkadot Quilts. She has such a distinctive style and her fabric selection is unique.  She had me with the green and blue colors, and trees! I’m a fan. 

I love this quilt, especially the hedge hog and fox critters. I need to make it for a grandchild– before they apply to college. So little time…

These dimensional flowers were so nicely done. This quilt would look perfect in my entryway. 

The technique used to construct the hills was interesting and added much to this small landscape quilt. 

I think this quilt made by Kelly might have been Joan’s favorite. Kelly pieced the birds by improv cutting — no patterns. We’re hoping Kelly will teach a workshop based on her quilt. I’m in!

This small quilt by Stephanie got my Viewers Choice vote. I just love the way she interpreted her photo of her son. I feel this single moment, captured, recorded. Her choices in positioning the horizon line, the figure’s body language and relation to the background, all look like a quilted “sketch” to me. How neat to do that with fabric. 

So if you happen to live in the area, click on the Penn Oaks link for information about the show today. The quilts are inspiring and, can I just say, the Dresden Plate Cafe at the show serves up the BEST chicken salad lunch. They also have carrot cake…I got mine to go to share with Gary. Didn’t happen….the sharing part. 

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