09 October 2011

Quilt Show 2011

Recently I attended the annual Quilt-a-Fair sponsored by Colorado Quilt Council. This is a combination quilt show and very large vendor mall. This year the quilts, which are hung very high, seemed to be ho-hum, kind of predictable. In fact, there was one quilt that was an exact replica of the quilt on the cover of the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs. How sad is that?

But there were several of the quilts that caught my attention. First up is this quilt and I know it was the fabrics that caught my eye because it is a very straight forward log cabin type of block that is set on point. But don't you love the fussy cutting for the center?

Cinnamon and Ginger - Marti Oetzel
"Cinnamon and Ginger" by Marti Oetzel
Or this one, which looks to be a self design. What I really like about this quilt is it's simplicity of design using only three fabrics. Because two of those fabrics are stripes, the design looks complicated. 

Tightly Woven - Lea-McComas
"Tightly Woven" by Lea McComas
This next quilt is also by Lea McComas. Unfortunately, the program had a typo and the name for the quilt is unknown. But look at the possibilities in this design of strings, glorious strings!

N/A - Lea McComas
Unknown quilt by Lea McComas

How about triangles? Do you like them? This next quilt's title is so true.

There Is No Such Thing As An Ugly Fabric - Leslie Frisbee
"There Is No Such Thing As An Ugly Fabric" by Leslie Frisbee

I am such a sucker for a red, white and blue quilt and when it combines with a kaleidoscopic stack-'n-whack I'll get reeled in every time. Isn't this a fun quilt?

RWB Kaleidoscope Stars - Delma Oberbeck
Unknown title by Delma Oberbeck


  1. Wow! Those are some gorgeous quilts. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hang 'em high, huh? Do you think some are taking an inspiration from the Red and White quilt show earlier this year? So much thought went into the hanging of that show, it would be more than a little difficult to recreate.

  3. Thanks for sharing these quilts.

  4. Thanks for sharing Paula - I love the quilts that you chose. That first one, I want those fabrics!!!

  5. LOVE that fussy cut Kaffe quilt!!

  6. Anonymous6:26 AM

    Seeing quilts at quilt shows always provide some inspiration. Have a great Monday. :)

  7. It can be disappointing to see older designs and old ideas for an experienced quilter. It looks like there are some good ones there though. Thanks for sharing them.

  8. I am in love with the 3rd quilt, the one made with strings.

  9. Great Quilts! Thank you for sharing your photos.

  10. Thanks for sharing. They are all outstanding! I haven't been to a quilt show in years!

  11. I always love seeing quilt show photos! Awesome quilts! Thanks for sharing!