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Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the fortieth quilt from the exhibition by Kuniko Adachi.

Title of Quilt: Spring Has Come

Quilter's Name: Kuniko Adachi

Dimensions: 83" x 82"

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Sharon Casey merged her two greatest passions, music and art, into her quilt, Boogie Brass Band, which won the Director's Choice Award at Road to California 2020. Inspired by the big band sound she heard as a child and a love for marching bands, Sharon's quilt lets the music ring and the fabrics sing.

 

Photos by Anna Bates

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Get a first look at the new huge mats from Quilters Select. Yes that is 3 feet x 5 feet. If you have a cutting table that can handle it, these new double-sided mats are a treat. Hopefully, there is still room for your cat basket. Alex got an early shipment. Watch for these soon in our store or go to your local quilt shop. I'll bet they have already started using theirs to cut fabric for customers...

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Kathy writes,

"Symphony of Praise is a replica of Instruments of Praise, which now resides in the U.S. National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Both quilts were inspired by Psalm 150: praise Him with the trumpet, harp and lyre, tambourine and dancing, strings and flute, resounding cymbals.

Appliqué was completed by the Royal Inland Hospital Auxiliary Quilters in Kamloops, B.C. My heartfelt thanks go to Gerry Buchanan, Victoria Gray, Peggy Heath, Earla Horne, Audrey MacKenzie, Sonja Marek, Niki Scallon and Ilene Zurowski. I couldn’t have made this quilt again without them!"

Watch Kathy in Show 2605.

SymphonyofPraisebyKathyKWylie - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

SymphonyofPraisebyKathyKWylie - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

SymphonyofPraisebyKathyKWylie - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

SymphonyofPraisebyKathyKWylie - 36 Pieces Rotating

SymphonyofPraisebyKathyKWylie - 100 Pieces Rotating

SymphonyofPraisebyKathyKWylie - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Kristin Goedert

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Kathy writes,

"Symphony of Praise is a replica of Instruments of Praise, which now resides in the U.S. National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Both quilts were inspired by Psalm 150: praise Him with the trumpet, harp and lyre, tambourine and dancing, strings and flute, resounding cymbals.

Appliqué was completed by the Royal Inland Hospital Auxiliary Quilters in Kamloops, B.C. My heartfelt thanks go to Gerry Buchanan, Victoria Gray, Peggy Heath, Earla Horne, Audrey MacKenzie, Sonja Marek, Niki Scallon and Ilene Zurowski. I couldn’t have made this quilt again without them!"

Watch Kathy in Show 2605.

Original Photo: Kristin Goedert

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Update March 2020:

Janet's quilt, "Garden Variety Sampler," won Best of Show at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2020.

Update January 2019:

Janet's quilt, "Garden Variety Sampler," won Best of Show at Road to California.

Update August 2018:

Janet's quilt," Garden Variety Sampler," won Best of Show AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids 2018.

Click here to see the promised close-ups.

Click here to watch Alex interview Janet when she won BOS Houston 2017.

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The Houston Quilt Show began with Awards Night. It is always exciting to see the quilts presented under the lights. The walls are black and the curtains rise as each quilt is awarded. Finally there was only one award left and Best of Show was received by Janet Stone. We will get you ultra close ups for Friday because Janet has been awarded "Master Quilter" status. Congratulations to Janet our artist from Show 1401.

 

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Self-taught quilt artist Kim Lacy stops by the show to demonstrate the secret to getting great texture in your quilts and shares an excellent painted mosaic technique. Also, Ricky takes trapunto to a new level with a tutorial on his “Thread Crusted Trapunto”. Take a look behind the scenes.

Watch Kim in Show 2606, when it debuts Sunday, March 8, 2020.

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Crazy weather in Woodland, Washington allowed Ann to hunker in and play more with her new mini dehydrator and work on this week's project, a slipcover for the Airstream TV with storage pockets and a frame. She then traveled south to Canyonville, Oregon, where she played a bit in the Casino and finished her new hand crafted storage unit. The Anna Marie Horner Folksy Flannel fabrics can be found in her Etsy shop. Thanks so much for traveling with Ann in week 7 of her 8-week journey. Next week is Shasta Lake and Reno for the big cribbage tournament! Wish her luck!

Click here to visit Ann's Etsy shop.

Want to see what else Ann has been doing on her West Coast journey in her Airstream trailer?

Click here for Part 1: Lil Airstream

Click here for Part 2: Colorpods

Click here for Part 3: States in Stitches

Click here for Part 4: Happy Hangers

Click here for Part 5: Mesh-Bottom Bag

Click here for Part 6: Game Pad / Crib-Board Mini Quilt

 

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A Tale of The Salem Witches Quilt Guild - Those Pesky Goblins! by Kathryn Bernstein, with embroidery by Cindy Brauntmann and quilting by Susan Corbett, won Most Humorous Quilt at Road to California 2020.

'My beloved quilt group, the YaYas, support me when I get crazy design ideas so this quilt reminds me of the YaYas and our witchy ways. I always imagine that goblins will magically finish my quilts while I snack and chat with my buds so I included them on this quilt and wrote a limerick for them on the label in hopes that they will visit my studio while I sleep! The YaYa motto magically appeared on the class board "Completion Trumps Perfection!"'

Photos by Anna Bates

 
 
 

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We continue our selection of quilts exhibited in 2019 at the Houston International Quilt Festival as part of their 45th Anniversary, the Sapphire Anniversary. The Sapphire Celebration exhibit is described as:

"Quilters have long used the color blue to symbolize trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Sapphire is also the chosen gem to celebrate 45th anniversaries—which International Quilt Festival is doing this year (2019)! These new and antique blue and white quilts will be suspended from the ceiling in a spectacular and unforgettable display."

To be a part of the exhibit, quilts had to fit the following criteria:

  • Entries may be Traditional, Modern or Art.
  • Entries must have been made between 1974 and 2019.
  • The minimum size is 50” x 50”

Please enjoy the third quilt from the exhibition by Sherry Songhurst.

Title of Quilt: The Stars at Night

Quilter's Name: Sherry Songhurst


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