Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Eye Candy for a Snowy Day


Good Morning!  It's snowing for the 2nd time in 3 days here in northern NJ.  I feel bad for all the quilters coming in for the red and white show, as weather will be wet and cold.  The quilt shows will surely warm us up.


Here are my top pics from the Lancaster show last week:




 My Beautiful Memory:  Masako Kumagawa (Japan)


Sew is Life:  Barbara Korengold, MD.









 Daisy Dance:  Kathy Munkelwitz, MN


Ma-Tsu-Ri:  Mitsuyo Takasaki, Japan (this is hand heavily hand quilted!)



 

 

 

 



 

 

Fun Alert:  My husband was in Chicago last week and stayed at The Wit Hotel.  Each night after turning down  the bed they left a toy - how fun is that?



I'll be back soon with a post on the retreat.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilts - I especially love the wacky baskets.

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  2. What a treat to see these beautiful quilts! I was happy to see so many hand quilted.

    The Midnight Garden gave me a chuckle. Years ago I wanted to get the look of trapunto on a border and I quilted the background pretty much the way that one is done. Mine didn't look quite so nice though. LOL

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  3. Gorgeous! I really like the bear paw quilt.

    I've already added cuddle dud pants, hat, gloves and scarf to my packing pile!

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  4. You are right we liked many of the same quilts!

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  5. What an inspiring quilt show!! WOW!

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  6. I'm seeing a trend here....I think every one of those quilts you had pictured were quilted to within an inch of their life! LOL Those are the best quilts, though, in my opinion. The more quilting the better! Great job on taking the pics, too!

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  7. The Grapes of Bath made me chuckle w/ the pun/play on name. :) It was one that I really enjoyed.

    The Nine-Patch Plus was one of my top 2 faves. :) The other was the grand-prize winner. :)

    Oh! And I liked the Christ banner - view from a window. :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures of the quilts. some of my favorites of the show!
    It was so nice to see you there too!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the pics! I am counting down to quilt show season here. It will be so fun to get out and look around!

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  10. Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing.

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  11. OHHHH...AAHHHHH....WOW...WOW...LOVE....WONDERFUL...I.LIKE....seeing so much hand quilting just makes THE best 'eye-candy'!!!

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  12. Thank you for the eye candy! My favorite is Midnight garden. So vibrant, although I love all of them.

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  13. thanks for sharing~!!~
    there are so many wonderful quilts in this post i can't even pick a favorite~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  14. Eye candy is right!! Love all that applique -- I dream of doing something like that!! Maybe in my "glorified body" in heaven! LOL I like the Bear Paw varation, too. Very traditional but with a little twist. Love the green in it! We had 78 degrees yesterday in KY -- not normal for this time of year! Hoping those sometime spring snows don't hit us!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  15. Absolutely lovely quilts Barb.

    Perhaps I should pack those thermals after all.

    Sue

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  16. Oh my...thanks for sharing......so much inspiration........the Japanese quilts are so detailed and heavily quilted.....I wonder about the years that must go into making them.

    snowing here too in Pokeytown.....
    Happy Sewing

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  17. Spectacular quilts! I used to love attending this show when I lived in the Northeast. Thanks for this glimpse of the show.

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  18. The quilt with all the grapes would have put me over the edge to make. All those little circles. It appears to be a meticulously done quilt.

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  19. So loved the quilts...thanks for showing!

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  20. They're all gorgeous quilts, they would have been standouts for me too. It's great to see hand quilting is still thriving.

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  21. That must have been quite a show! Love the Bear's Paw, and Baskets quilts especially.
    Thanks for the tip on the weather. Last I looked was low 40s and sunny. In Chicago, it still means "cold"! Off to pack; I am beyond excited!

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  22. These quilts are stunning, thanks

    Christine

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  23. Wow, amazing how many large quilts have been hand quilted, I love to see that!

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  24. this was one of the best shows I have been to in a long time, yes we loved so many of the same quilts.
    I came home very inspired and so happy to see so many hand quilted quilts in the show.
    So many of these were my favs too...
    In Sew is Life I loved her use of 2 background fabrics added so much to that quilt. The Grapes of Bath well just love her use of cheddar background and the eagle...she did that other cheddar quilt that was there a few years ago, and in Hershey and Fort WAshington too...
    Kathie

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  25. WOW such beautiful quilts!! The basket quilt reminded me of something you would do. Infact I had to go double check the makers name to be sure it wasn't you LOL.

    Crispy

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  26. Eye candy indeed! Thanks so much for sharing your pics. The trapunto in My Beautiful Memory stands out beautifully.
    What lovely handquilting - a joy to see!

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  27. Woww. What can I say that hasn't already been said? They were all amazing in their own way, but for me I prefer rather less dense quilting, but then, most of these I would think are meant to hang on walls rather than being snuggled under.

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  28. WOW, WOW, WOW....glad you share. It is fun to see quilt shows through the camera lens of others! I enjoyed!

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  29. Wow -- those are some gorgeous quilts. I love the nine- patch. AND the cute little baskets on black. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Oh dear .... these photos left me drooling! Many thanks for sharing!

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  31. I love them allllll, but theres something special sbout Life In The Midwest for me! I love it!
    Thsnk you for taking the time to share this with us! Ive enjoyed my virtual armchair tour!, while lying in bed at the hotel in town! I ma never leave... But they dont have room svc here, :(
    Lol

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