October Is Quilt Show Season

In parts of the country where winter makes its presence felt, spring and fall are the times to hold quilt shows. Northeast Ohio’s most recent and newest show was held October 17 and 18. The Mutton Hill Quilt Show was actually three shows in one: heirloom quilts, a Quilt National traveling show exhibit, and a judged quilt show.

I showed you my heirloom favorites, so it’s time for my judged show faves. Some won ribbons, some didn’t. I didn’t have a chance to photograph all my favorites. I kept stopping to chat with people I knew or who knew me.

Yummy Fruit, Felice Troutman, second place small duet

Yummy Fruit, Felice Troutman, second place small duet

Eat Your Veggies, Felice Troutman, 1st place small duet

Eat Your Veggies, Felice Troutman, 1st place small duet

Two quilts by the same person with wonderful embroidery of fruits and vegetables. The asparagus spears are works of art. (Note: patterns for these are available.)

Rainy Day, Carolyn Coleman, 2nd place Pictorial

Rainy Day, Carolyn Coleman, 2nd place Pictorial

Carolyn describes the process she used to create this quilt on Indigo Stitches, her blog.

Tumbleweed, Kathy Kreiger, 2nd place medium duet

Tumbleweed, Kathy Kreiger, 2nd place medium duet

There were lots of quilts made from Judy Niemeyer patterns at the show, but this one had the best color scheme. Note the gradation from darker in the upper right corner to lighter in the lower left corner.

Silhouettes, Christine Allchin, second place small applique

Silhouettes, Christine Allchin, second place small applique

Christine hand appliqued and quilted this.

Ace on Sax, Lisa Berris, 1st place Pictorial

Ace on Sax, Lisa Berris, 1st place Pictorial

This guy has great hair.

Poppies and Butterflies, Renata Yochum, 1st place large applique

Poppies and Butterflies, Renata Yochum, 1st place large applique

Beautiful detail from this large quilt. It reminded me of the hooked wool rugs in my parents’ old bedroom.

Morning - 4th of July, Paula Wedig

Morning – 4th of July, Paula Wedig

Nice variation of a flag quilt.

Lexies Hexies, Carol Williams

Lexies Hexies, Carol Williams

I just love the colors in this quilt made for a granddaughter.

Sunflower Obsession, Karen Miller

Sunflower Obsession, Karen Miller

I like the little pinwheels and the quilting.

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2 responses to “October Is Quilt Show Season

  1. Some beauties here! I like the Tumbleweed quilt a lot and it made me happy to see some hand quilting. It seems there is so little of that these days!

    • There were more hand quilted new quilts at this show than I’ve seen for a while. It helps that more quilters are making smaller quilts, so the prospect of a vast expanse to hand quilt is less daunting.

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