Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quilt Shows

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to judge a local quilt show.  This quilt was entered in the antique category, which meant it had to be at least 50 years old.  The quilt's owner told me her mother pieced the quilt more than 60 years ago.


Antique quilts are usually easily identifiable in a quilt show, but really, I think they all sort of have the same look to them, but I found this quilt to be such a contrast to my prior definition of an antique quilt.  I see quilts made today that are called modern that look just like this antique one.

I enjoyed helping with the quilt show, I hope you enter your quilts in your local quilt shows, I know some folks are scared of the criticism, but there's nothing like seeing a quilt you made hanging in a show, so get over it.  Plus, those shows are a lot of work, the more quilts entered the better.  And if I've still not convinced you to share your quilts with some shows, then please share your time.  The organizer will love you either way.

Speaking of quilt shows, this week is the AQS Show in Paducah, Kentucky, my 9th year to attend.  It's my favorite show because it has such a different feel to it, the whole town of Paducah is in Quilt City mode.  There are quilty things happening all over town, not just at the convention center, the Rotary Antique Quilt Show, Eleanor Burns Shows, Finkel Building book sale and vendors, the Quilt Museum, just to name a few.  There is so much to see and do.

And I thrilled to share with you that this quilt has been accepted into the show.  Coastal Lily, Lifetime Quilt Number 105 if you want more details.



The pattern is Coastal Lily by Minick and Simpson and still available here.  Don't you want to make a summery colorful Coastal Lily?

Coastal Lily was creatively quilted by Judi Madsen at Green Fairy Quilts.  If you're attending the show please take a few minutes to study the quilting on this quilt, she made the most of the white space in this quilt. Judi is teaching at Paducah this year and has another quilt in the show, Just Call Me Modern.


For more details on Judi's quilting of Coastal Lily click here.

So I'm in for a week of classes, catching up with friends, plus hosting family members who are coming to the show to see my quilt.  It should be fun week!  If you see me be sure to say Hi!




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15 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful quilt, Thelma. And the antique one looks like it is an ancestor of the current Steam Punk quilts!

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  2. Don'T know which quilt I love more - yours or the antique one! Both are beyond gorgous!

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  3. Oh I know your beautiful quilt will win a ribbon, have a great time. Keep us informed of all the goings on for those poor souls that cannot attend.

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  4. Have fun Thelma and good luck...I know you will enjoy the week. Love the "Coastal Lily" as you know and keeping my fingers crossed.

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  5. Congratulations Thelma on having your quilt entered in this amazing Quilt show...my sis in law will be there and I am oh so envious. Your quilt is so gorgeous and though I haven't been up and around like I used to be and haven't been online a lot, I immediately recognized Judi's beautiful quilting too. Your quilt and Judi's quilting...well, I call that a 'match made in heaven' ! Good Luck to both of you and enjoy the show. Hugzzz

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  6. I love your Coastal Lily quilt... good luck! I particularly like those clear, crisp colours with the white & grey. And I agree, the antique quilt is beautiful! And is very similar to the latest scrappy steam punk versions... all part of the "what's old is new again" I guess?!?

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  7. I hear congratulations are in order on your win with Coastal Lily!!!

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  8. Saw your quilt today . Was so excited to see it, but I could not get close enough to get a good picture. Not surprised it was awarded 1st place. This has been on my "to do" list for some time now...

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  9. Saw your quilt today . Was so excited to see it, but I could not get close enough to get a good picture. Not surprised it was awarded 1st place. This has been on my "to do" list for some time now...

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  10. Saw your quilt yesterday. It is awesome. Congrats on your win! How very exciting!

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  11. I love the choice of fabrics you used. Is it an assortment or mainly one line? Your choice of fabrics just makes this quilt a total delight.

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  12. Congratulations to you and Judi on such a wonderful accomplishment. I know it was well-deserved! Quilt week looks like a great time, maybe some year after I retire I can join the fun! The pictures of the quilts have been so nice. Thank you for your blog and IG pics, I enjoy seeing your work.
    Beth F

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  13. I saw your quilt ap Paducah. One word-Stunning!!! It was fun seeing it after following along on the blog. Congratulations. Patti J

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  14. So exciting! Wish I could come and meet you there.
    Congratulations on having your quilt in the show, and on being one of the award winners! So excited for you!

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  15. Congratulations on your win at Paducah!!!! So happy for you and Judy!!!!

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