Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday Morning Post ~ More PIQF 2015

Starfirer by Sandra Clark of Fresno, CA  46 x 47

Love Sandra's use of machine quilting to add details

A few more of my favs...

 Moroccan Moonfire by Tami Graeber & Judi Doud of Klamath Falls, OR  66 x 55

Beautifully quilted!!! "Quilt elements are all hand painted" "freehand designed and gel penned" "Inspired by Moroccan Tiles"
Love this one...

Wildflowers by Sylvia Gegaregian of Portola Valley, CA  73 x 73

I had the good fortune of meeting Sylvia as I as taking pix and admiring her quilt. She was standing next to me, also taking pix to send to her family. Very nice woman and was generous with answering questions about her techniques and some of the obstacles she dealt with. The biggest was while washing out the blue pen marks, all of the fabrics behaved, always a worry! However, the green thread she used for the stamens did run! She had to be careful not to get water near that thread. She did an outstanding job on this quilt! She spent about 2 minutes per dot micro stitching those tiny circles. Wow!!! 
 Fire Island Hostas by Jean Hughes of Moran Hill, CA  70 x 70
Longarm quilted by Margrit Schwanck using a pattern by Vicki Ibison
Paper pieced pattern by Judy Niemeyer
I liked this one because of Jean's fabric choices. With plans of making this quilt, still sitting on the fence with color selections. Have seen many Fire Island Hostas made using lots of batiks and bright colors. Love that this is so different in color and choice of Asian fabric. Beautifully quilted by Margrit!

  Sunflower Deco by Jan Hutchison of Sedgwick, KS  38 x 54
 "I dug into my special stash of metallic fabrics to make this Art Deco inspired wallhanging. My goal was to achieve as much texture as possible through the use of trapunto and different thread." ~ Jan Hutchison
Jan is a talented longarm quilter that has won ribbons for her work. She has a wonderful blog that I follow... The Secret Life of Mrs. Meatloaf (Mrs. Meatloaf is her cat :0) 

Two from two local Californians...
Guardian Angel by Grace Crocker of Chico, CA
and Betty Sweet's Vase of Tulips
Betty is from Magalia, CA and this quilt won a ribbon at PIQF
It also won Best of Show at our guild's quilt show in 2013.
Both of these ladies are members of our guild, Annie's Star in Chico, CA
Congratulations ladies! 

 I am off to enjoy my weekend, I am 'officially' old today! 
Enjoy your weekend
Tot ziens, Jo


  1. Happy Birthday, Jo. "Old" is what you make it, and I doubt you'll ever be truly Old! Love seeing your photos of PIQF.

  2. These are all so Stunning!
    The quilting on them is incredible artwork all by itself!


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