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Longarm Quilting Exhibit

The Piece by Peace Quilt Guild in Livingston, MT does a quilt show every other year. This is the second time they’ve included a longarm quilting exhibit as part of the show. The local longarm quilters are each invited to make a quilt, then quilt as desired. It’s a lot of fun to see so many way to quilt the same thing!

This year, we were asked to make a 24” carpenters star in any fabrics we chose. We could add borders as desired as long as the quilt didn’t exceed 40” square. I was only able to stop by the show for about 10 minutes, but it was so fun to see the exhibit!

The exhibit was so fun that I thought you might enjoy seeing close ups of a few of my favorites. First up is the quilt made by Tracy Yadon. I really like her combination of straight lines and flowers.

Next is this blue and purple quilt made by Lori O’Neill. She opted for an edge to edge design rather than custom quilting. I just thought her choice was really fun and playful.

This bright quilt was made by Bev Palm. Her border fabric is stunning! I really like how she carefully placed it to be lighter in two corners and darker in the other two. This quilt looks like something my sister would love.

This is my quilt! I couldn’t get the colors to come out right in these pictures, but I’ll be sure to take some better ones once I get the quilt back. I’ll also share more about my process for making it.

Lastly, I just love this modern take by Fatima Lucas. The colors are so bright, and she really took advantage of the negative space to quilt a variety of designs.

I hope you enjoyed getting a look at these quilts! I certainly enjoyed participating. I hope the guild continues to include a longarm exhibit in their future shows.

What do you think? Did you have a favorite quilt? What do you like about it?

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Missoula Quilt Show

A couple of weeks ago, I got to spend the day with my mom at the Missoula Quilt Show.  They do the show every other year, and it's always a lot of fun.  We were even able to meet my aunt for lunch since she lives in the area.

I wanted to share a few of my favorite quilts from the show.  Most of these pictures were taken by my mom, and she was kind enough to let me use them.  My mom does a variety of wonderful photography.  You can see her work here.

This first quilt is Solar Flare from the book Blocks to Diamonds by Cheryl Malkowski of Cheryl Rose Creations.  It was pieced by Cynda Clark and quilted by Michelle Baker.  I love the way the stripes are woven to create an intricate knot. 

Next up is Glacier Star by Judy Niemeyer of Quiltworx.  It was pieced by Linda Barba and quilted by Patti O'Conner.  Glacier Star is always gorgeous, but Linda's color choices make it especially stunning.

Next  is a Feathered Star quilt in icy blues.  This quilt was designed and pieced by Ellie Sigrist.  It was quilted by Patty O'Conner.  My favorite part of this one is the diamonds around the center star.

The quilting is also stunning.  I really liked the idea of using feathers on the outside of a block with swirls curling into the center.

I discovered Jacqueline de Jonge of Be Coulorful about a year ago.  I find her quilts absolutely captivating.  This one is called Catch Me... If You Can!  It was pieced by Sandy Eisinger and quilted by Michelle Baker.

Next is a quilt that I could actually see myself making.  The pattern is Third Time Around by Stephanie Prescott for A Quilter's Dream.  It was pieced by Mary Lu Etzel and quilted by Debbie Touchette.  I love the batiks she chose.  For some reason, they remind me of rocks in a river bed.

Last but not least is this charming Christmas tree rag quilt.  The pattern is Oh Christmas Tree by Karla Alexander for Saginaw Street Quilts.  It was pieced and quilted by Ann Karsky.  I just love the idea of making a cozy rag quilt that forms a picture.  It has me thinking about making one that is a snowman so it can be used all winter long.

I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of the 2016 Missoula Quilt Show.  There were so many lovely quilts there.  I'm already getting excited for the next show in 2018.