Quilts in July

It’s been a beastly hot few days. Perfect timing for a nice air conditioned quilt show! I have been down in Lewes, Delaware to give my presentation and teach a workshop at the show. 

Gosh there has been lots of commercial development in this area but the ocean view hasen’t changed. 

I have fond memories of coming to Rehoboth with my husband and four children. After a day in the surf and sand, we would stroll the boardwalk and always go home with salt water taffy.

Of course I had Grotto pizza for dinner! I sat on the boardwalk bench after a walk on the beach and enjoyed the sea breeze and people watching. 

I thought I’d show just a few of my favorite quilts.  I loved the way Harriette Tuttle explored her original design for the Heron Shadow 1and 2.

Debbie Coverdale celebrated Friendship with her machine appliqué quilt. 

She chose and cut her fabrics so wonderfully. This cowboy boot block drew my attention right in for a closer look.

Perfect title– Happy Little Churn Dash, by Elaine Conroy, quilted by Irene Chandler, made me smile. I really like the modern quilting look.  

This quilt by Susan Dammeyer, also quilted by Irene Chandler looks modern, too. I bet she had fun selecting fabrics.

Unusual colors in Bernadette Ernakovich’s quilt used to evoke memories of her son and daughter-in-law’s time spent in Adelaide, Australia.

I like to encourage my students to create depth by repeating colors used in the image, in the background. So effectively accomplished by Sandra Friant in her quilt Night Stalker.

I even found some “Quilting in Layers” Tulips blooming among the peach blossoms, this lovely quilt by Patricia Kost. 

Congratulations to Rhonda Adams for her quilt, asking, How do you take your tea? “With Milk and Sugar?” And a close group of friends. 

Rhonda brought home a well deserved Best of Show ribbon.

Bravo! A standing ovation and a huge round of applause to all the Ocean Waves Guild members, volunteers, spouses, children, friends and everyone who worked so hard to put together such an inspiring and pleasurable Quilt Show. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your quilting fellowship. 

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  1. Fantastic, Terry. Such beautiful quilts. Thinking of you in your busy July!

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