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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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