Friday, May 6, 2011

Northern Star Quilters Shine Again!



Happy Friday!

Last Sunday I took a drive with my friend, Pauline, to Somers NY for the Annual, yes, Annual Northern Star Quilters Quilt Show.  These ladies put a show on each and every year and I say hats off to them!

They hold it the weekend before Mother's Day, or the first weekend in May.

Here are some of my favorites:


 
Very pretty color scheme and wonderful quilting.



This is such a graphic and striking pattern, especially from a distance.


Beautiful feather quilting here


 
What a pretty basket quilt, I love the 2 sizes.



Yea, a selvage quilt!!  I looks like she painted the letters on.  So clever and super fun!




I love the sense (cents) of humor here, ha ha pun.  She has affixed token of all kinds to her "token art quilt".  So funny and well done.



There was also a display of several antique quilts, which was a treat.  This is a great GFG, I think.

Of course, I love this nine patch beauty with the streak of lightening setting.  Great fabric study!
This was a very happy and colorful quilt
 
 

As part of my Cinco de Mayo menu last night, I decided to try the Skinny Girl Margharita.  I have a 2 word endorsement:   Oh Yes!

Whether you are gardening, sewing or spending time with family or friends, I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

**p.s. added after publishing:
Barbara Brackman did a post on my 2 recent Civil War themed projects.  I was very honored, as she is the leading authority in all things related to Civil War era quilting .  Click here to see it.

25 comments:

  1. What fabulous quilts....love them.

    Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day as well.

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  2. Oh I wish I could have gone! Those are some lovelies that you had found there! Happy Mother's day to you too!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing these! So much colour and FUN !!! Of course I love the selvage quilt, but wow, there are so many beauties!

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  4. Congrats on the Barbara Brackman shout out...you are FAMOUS!! I loved your Civil War quilts, and how cool to get recognized by the queen of all fabric things Civil War. I love that book of hers with the ladies...on the bucket list...(oh, what's NOT on the bucket list at this moment? grin!).

    Thanks for the show...so varied and interesting. Don't you just love the ones that are so dynamic that they grab you from across the room? The first one with the stars and swags may be my favorite, and what a great history.

    Have a fabulous Mother's Day!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  5. Thanks for the quilt show, Barb! Your favorites varied - much like mine would have.
    Congratulations on the BB blog shout out.
    Happy Mother's Day weekend to you, too!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I like the old nine patch. Interesting that the light fabric is made prominent. I am going to try that. Also love the fabrics in the quilt; especially the pink and green.

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  7. my favorite quilt show in our area, I always walk away impressed with so many quilts
    the border on that star quilt was amazing, I love how she hand quilted that border didn't you? The selvage quilt was soooo fun, I stood there looking at it for awhile makes me want to play with the bag of selvages I have been saving!
    happy mothers day to you !
    Kathie

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  8. I always love seeing quilt shows on blogs. Also caught your Brackman appearance yesterday. Excellent!

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  9. YOu must feel very honored to be on Barbara Brackman's blog! Congratulations!!!
    The quilts you showed from the quilt show are gorgeous, I like the selvedge on too, I really want to make one, I have tons of selvedges.

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  10. Lovely show! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Loved the star quilt.. it took me back to the red and white show!

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  11. Terrific quilt show! Seeing all those gorgeous quilts assembled together...what a treat. Thanks for posting.

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  12. Thanks for the eye candy and well looking at the lovely drink all I can say is: I am having what she is having.....

    big grin

    enjoy your weekend
    Christine

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  13. i think that the fun selvedge edge quilt is my favorite although this surprises me as i often prefer the more traditional . . .

    those nine patches must be pretty small and what a wonderful quilt that is~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  14. What a terrific quilt show! The selvage one is so unique!!

    SkinnyGirl Margharitas? Who knew?!

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  15. What a nice mix of quilts in the show! I really like the history of the first one especially.

    Congrats on being featured on Barbara's blog. It's so nice of you to share your special quilts!

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  16. Now you are in my neck of the woods.....it is always a terrific show! Nice to see the work of a local gal from here in Poughkeepsie!
    Quilts.......there is no end to what can be done.

    Happy Sewing

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  17. Wow! What a talented group. Love seeing a quilt show in my pj's this morning. Congratulations on your post with Barbara Brackman. And a very happy Mother's Day to you, too!

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  18. The basket quilt setting is different and I like it a lot. I read on the description card that some of the blocks are from a trade. A good way to use them for sure.

    The token art quilt uses a good play on words. Plus the use of the tokens....good idea.

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  19. Wow - what a show!! Thanks for sharing your pictures. That antique 9 patch is marvelous! I saw that post on Barbara Brackman's blog - very cool - Congratulations! :0)

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  20. Wow, Barbara Brackman! I am very impressed! Thanks for posting the pictures of the show. I had hoped to go, but we were in Lancaster for my guide class on my new Bernie (and a very successful visit to Burkholder's! Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

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  21. I enjoyed your photos of the show! I'm so glad you shared with me (oh..us)
    Skinny Girl.....yummo!

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  22. There were some great quilts, thank you. I think my favourite was Josiah's Fireworks. I loved the colours in it.

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  23. WOW great quilts. Thank you for sharing all your photos :0)

    Off to see what Barbara said....love it when designers comment on posts :0)

    Crispy

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  24. Nothing is more entertaining than a quilt show. How impressive that they have one every year. That's a dedicated group of quilters for sure. Each one you shared is interesting, but I keep going back to look at the basket quilt. I like the two sizes together.

    Congrat's being featured by BB. Not a surprise at all. Your CW projects are lovely.

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