STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a mother, quilter, stitcher, gardener and lover of cats and fine chocolate....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More Favourites...





I hope you're not tiring of looking at some of the wonderful quilts we saw at Maine Quilts 2014, because I still have some incredible things to show you. Hang in there a bit longer! lol  Of course I won't show all my photos, lest you want to reach through your screen and slap me, but there are a few more you just need to see. This one was a fav with both Sandi and I. It was so soft and feminine, so beautifully stitched, such a gentle quilt.













 Gardener's Alphabet by Marge Jensen, The Villages, FL., measured 61.25" x 70" and drew many ooohs and ahhhs from the admiring crowds. "The blocks on this quilt were colored with pencils and then hand embroidered around each design. I machine embroidered between each block." Professionally longarm quilted by Barbara Meunier.







This quilt won a Third place ribbon.
The pattern is by Meg Hawkey for Crabapple Hill as a Block of the Month.





I love a quilt with humour and this one made everyone smile! For the Love of Bugs, 70" x 72" by Bonita Ware of Delaware OH. was just downright FUN! She says "This quilt was created purely for fun. Some of the bugs are real, some imagined. Adventures I've had with "Skylar", my blue bug, were the inspiration. Original design." Hand appliquéd, hand embroidered, machine pieced, embellished.














Obviously the judges liked it too as it won a Judges Choice ribbon...

I think I see a blue Bug Hug....















Lady Bug....









Maritime Bug...? or Lobster Bug?







Spider Bug?







Junkyard Bug?



What fun!! Fun Bugs!!








I loved this quilt!!  It was called Charlotte, and I am guessing it is of the child or grandchild of the maker, Kathy Daniels. I have no other info on this quilt as it was not included in the Show catalogue, a mistake I'm sure...... You'll just have to trust me when I say it was an awesome quilt!














Morning Dory by Sarah Carpenter, 27" x 19.5", was inspired by a photograph. Inspired, indeed! It LOOKED like a photograph! It was so realistic, especially the highlight on the side of the dory and the reflection in the water...WOW!

That's all for now. Next I'll show you a few of our favs from the Special Exhibits.

Piece!
Linda

"The starting point of all achievement is desire." ~ Napoleon Hill

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The descriptions and pictures are so well done Linda. How I wish I could have attended the show. But you have given me some very inspiring pictures. Looks like it was a great show. I suppose there was no time for shopping!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the gardener's alphabet and am intrigued by the Charlotte quilt as well.

Linda H said...

Oh yes, Anonymous- we ALWAYS make time for shopping.... :)

Vee said...

Morning Dory is absolutely amazing! Wowzer!

Lorraine said...

You've shown us this show through your eyes Linda - so fun! All the quilts including these are stunning but must admit the Gardener's Alphabet - fabulous. And, I agree the reflection by the boat is incredibly realistic....Look forward to the next post.

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilts , such incredibly talented quilters :-)

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