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Sunday, September 22, 2013

KV Quilt Show Part 2

Here are a few more photos from the awesome KV Quilt Show and Sale 2013. First, we'll finish off the ribbon winners that I have photos of (I admit, I missed a few - sorry!) Brenda Dunsmore swept the Modern category (note to self- give her some competition next year... haha). Seriously, well done Brenda! Her Plovers on the Beach got the first place ribbon, using threads, textured yarns and the addition of small seashells to represent the debris on the beach, and cheesecloth for waves- very effective!

Log Cabin Indian Corn took second place. I loved her interesting use of the log cabin design to create the corn - very clever.

Sorry, I missed getting a photo of the third place piece...

The raffle quilt was called Butterfly Log Cabin. I loved the colors in this - so rich and vibrant. I must admit, there have been a few raffle quilts over the years that I didn't really care for that much, but THIS one was a beauty! (I don't mean at KV Shows, I mean all raffle quilts in general). Yes I would have loved to bring this baby home to put on my own little bed... Of course, I'm always a sucker for batiks, especially in these colors.. MY Colors.. yes this should have been mine... sigh... Guess I'm not the only one who liked it, as it won a Judge's Choice ribbon!

Daisy's Crazy Quilt by Judy LeClue was another Judge's Choice winner. The colors in it were so vibrant, the silks luxurious, the stitching pure perfection.. lots of beautiful machine "fancy stitching"! Judy is another lady who does exceptional work. I'm sure she has a large ribbon collection...

Seaside Cabin by Mary Hawkins also was a Judge's Choice winner. I loved her choice of a light fabric that had little crabs all over it.. SO cute. Mary (who lives on Grand Manan) had taught a "Log Cabin Crazies" class for the guild - this is a log cabin block in which the strips are angled and irregular, and after the class, was inspired to make this piece to reflect her home on Grand Manan Island.

One of the things I always enjoy at a Guild Show is seeing the Challenges the guild has done. KVQG never fails to impress with their member's challenges. They are usually tied to the theme - this time they had to choose a season and do a piece related to that season and their interpretation of "log cabin".

They were all so interesting; I wish I could have taken pics of each individual entry but my camera battery was running low....

Challenge winners were chosen by a "members only" vote at the September Guild meeting: Fall- Fall Night by Brenda Dunsmore, Winter: Winter by Elizabeth Higgins. Spring: Twist of Spring in the Garden by Juliet Nowlan, and Summer: Lepidoptera Crooked Wingus by Judy LeClue.

To finish off, here are a few other quilts that I really liked. Bali Double Wedding Ring Star by Wanda Finniemore was one of my favourites of the entire show. It was two years in the making, as a wedding gift for her daughter and son-in-law.

The colours in it were gorgeous and the quilting, by Penny Bubar of Beaverdam Quiltery, was exceptional. What a lucky young couple to receive such a gift of love! I'm sure they will treasure it!

Log Cabin has always been my favourite quilt design, and I love seeing different "sets" of the blocks. This one by Joan Blakney was called There's a Bird in my Log Cabin. I love the bird she added for a touch of whimsy.

The design for Snowflake Tree by Valerie Hopper came from an Australian magazine. Now, I'm wondering how many snowflakes those Aussies have seen? lol
Isn't this a sweet little wallhanging? Love it!

Lastly, if you are familiar with Bonnie Hunter of, you will likely recognize this one as one of Bonnie's very popular mystery quilts, Easy Street. The maker, Rosa Robichaud has called her version, LA Easy Street. Lots of piecing in this!!! This was a king sized quilt, and for sale for $500.00! Way too little for the amount of work, in my opinion... I sure don't like to see quilters undervalue their work.

So there you have it. Another amazing show!  How great for the viewing public to have the chance to see so many examples of beauty, talent and skill. Who knows? Maybe a few more people will have been bitten by the quilting bug, and will decide to give it a try!

EDIT: You can view ALL the prizewinners on the KVQG blog by clicking here.


"Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement." ~ Thomas N. Carruthers


Pamela Gordon said...

Plovers on the Beach, Log Cabin Corn and the Bali Double Wedding Ring are my favourites that I see. Wow. They are amazing pieces and so colourful. Lots of inspiration for you quilters. I just enjoy looking at them. :)

GailM. said...

Oh my. Love the corn, and the wedding ring quilt too. All look so beautiful. Thanks for showing.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Linda, you really know how to tempt a girl to get her scissors and needle/thread out. Love log cabins!!!
oh I love double wedding rings too.
Thanks for sharing these too.

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing the quilt show. What wonderful quilts.

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