Friday, August 14, 2015

The World Quilt Show New England XIII

The Sunshine Club met on Tuesday and we all had some fun, made some progress on our respective projects, and chomped some chocolate!

Below is Beverly working on her grandson's Tee shirt quilt.

Pauline, below, was modeling her newest creation, a Quilt-As-You-Go 1930's strippy bag for her knitting projects.

She is going to add a strap handle to it and she bought the polypropylene webbing from me to do that.
The zipper was put in using Jenny Doan's Zipper Pouch tutorial on youtube for the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Link.
Sue was joining up blocks and rows of her original 4-Patch design seen below.

My Quilt-As-You-Go strippy project got it's final strip sewed into place. Now it just needs to be trimmed and bound. The fabrics are Country Orchard by Moda and it will be a wonderful quilt for a little girl.

On Thursday, Ellen Peters,  of The Cat's Whiskers Studio in Laconia, New Hampshire, took Carol and me on a lovely little field trip. We went to the World Quilt Show New England XIII, also known as the Mancuso Show for it's promoter's name.

The show was held at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire, in Manchester, New Hampshire, which was beautiful, but I was scandalized that they charged $12 cash only admission. They do give you a bracelet-ticket that is good for all four days of the show. Still.

At the show, I wanted to witness the showing "in person" of the American Made Brands division of the Clothworks Company USA license plate quilt. Here I am proudly pointing out my own designed and sewn New Hampshire license plate. It was thrilling to see it in the finished quilt!!

American Made Brands manufactures USA grown cotton and USA made cloth. Click to enlarge any picture.

Ask your quilt shops to carry them!

In the finished quilt, all fifty USA states were represented by an invitational design challenge that had been issued to a blogger from their respective state. I was honored to be chosen to design and sew my block for New Hampshire!

They also sponsored quilts made of their beautiful solids made in a wide range of colors. These are just a few of them. The legend for each one will be viewed below it.

Each one was so creatively done!

Some quilts were smaller but just as wonderfully designed!

This is the last of this series that I photographed, there was so much to see!

There were hundreds of breathtaking quilts, but I recorded these two from the International Room.

This last treasure was my personal choice for best of show, but I enjoyed so many!!

It was an exhausting show to visit. I came away from it quite overwhelmed, but in a good way. The trick for viewing a big show is to try to feel more inspired than intimidated. Have fun!

Oh yes, I did buy a boatload of more Fat Quarters from the vendors, too! Wheeeeeeee!!!!

Here is the link to the linky party at Love Laugh Quilt Link.
Also a link to Oh Scrap! linky party Link

Happy quilting!


gayle said...

Is that a toile I see in the center of those goodies?
Thanks for the tour of the show! I always enjoy looking at quilts like these - such a visual feast.

Mary said...

How wonderful to see your block in the license plate quilt. Great job. The other quilts in that challenge all look so wonderful as well. Thank you for sharing the quilt pictures. It is so nice to see quilts that are entered into other shows.

cityquilter grace said...

love american made brand solids....and you are now in history with your block! way to go...

straythreads said...

congrats on the design!!!!!enjoyed the quilt show

Bonnie said...

That must have been fun to do a license plate. Excellent job. I haven't seen the solids but will need to keep an eye out for them. On the other hand, I don't buy many solids either.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

How fun to see the actual AMB license plate quilt. Thanks for sharing your retreat and quilt show journey with Oh Scrap!

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing the AMB license plate quilt! I loved watching everyone build their state blocks! Is that a world of cathedral windows?

Candice said...

Vic, SO glad you made it to the show and got to see your NH license plate in the finished quilt in person! The quilt is so striking in person.

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