Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Northern Star Shines Again! 2015

Thank you to those who entered my pop-up sneaky book giveaway - Mr. Fun picked #9, which is Jan of Be*mused.   Send me your address, Jan, and I'll mail it right away.

On Sunday I attended one of my favorite quilt shows:  World of Quilts XXXVI by the Northern Star Quilt Guild.

Here is the Brownstone Quilters Quilt Show 2015 Raffle Quilt.  It won Best in Show- Large Quilt!  Many, many people worked on this quilt.  Pictured are my buddies Pauline and Nancy who helped coordinate the project.   I pieced finished blocks and appliquéd an outside border.   See show information here.


and my other favorites - enjoy



I loved this quilt and was gushing about it when the maker happened along.  She did free motion quilting with a 1974 Kenmore - good for you Mary!




What a wonderful version of the Civil War Bride Quilt.

The show offered a special exhibit of Paula Nadelstern's quilts and we also enjoyed a lecture on color by Becky Goldsmith.  Great job Ladies!

Speaking of "Winning"  we did!  We won two bets on the Derby!   We went in with a work friend and she did the picking.  Super lucky us!  We share the winnings of $836.

Hope you have a great week~

21 comments:

  1. It really was a super show! At the end on Sunday when people were waiting for quilt pick up and I saw you sitting with friends at the next table and thought " hmmm, that looks like the Fun with Barb and Mary blog" I was afraid to ask in case I was mistaken. Should have, been lurking in your blog a while. Quite a few winners from the First Dutchess guild and a few of them are in both guilds. Their show is in October at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie. Hope you'll check it out. Love to meet you in person!
    Best, Suzanne

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Such beautiful quilts! I can't pick a favorte, but that string quilt really speaks to me!

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  3. What a lovely group of quilts--that Civil War Bride Quilt is unbelievable! I don't have enough years left in my life to do that one--not to mention the skill lol hugs thanks for sharing...Julierose

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  4. Thanks for the morning eye candy. Lovely quilts.

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  5. Thanks so much for the giveaway, Barb!
    As usual, some lovely inspiration here today ~ a 1974 Kenmore!

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  6. Looks like a fantastic quilt show. Congrats on the raffle quilt ribbon!!

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  7. Congratulations for the double ribbons on the Brownstone quilt !! What a great adventure with your friends ! The quilt is really awesome...
    Thank you for sharing the others ! I love "optical illusion" and the appliqués on the CWBQ are stunning ! What work !
    I wish you a nice day !
    xoxo
    PS : congrats to Jan !
    PS 2 : Lucky you for the Derby ! 418 $ make lots of fabrics to buy ! LOL LOL !

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  8. That is an impressive raffle quilt!
    Some real beauties here, Barb.
    Midnight is stunning! I love the bookshelf. Civil War Bride boggles my mind.
    Wow, your friend knows how to pick them! : )

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  9. That does look like a great show! I especially love Serious Red - such a lovely quilt! I always enjoy studying someone else's CWB quilt. I need to get back to mine. Congrats on your winnings! Will you be spending any on fabric - lol!

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  10. It was always a good show! Mary Nisley is a friend of mine who taught herself how to machine quilt, our daughters were born on the same day 12 years apart :0). Thanks for the pictures and a taste of my old stomping grounds.

    Happy Sewing

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  11. Wow! Beautiful show quilts Barb! Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed every one of them. The civil war bride quilt is gorgeous and so is the row house quilt. Mary Nisley's Warm Winter dreams is so striking!
    The raffle quilt is amazing,I hope it raises a lot of money!

    Enjoy your week of quilting!

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  12. What a great selection of quilts! I love them all, especially Seriously Red and Optical Illusion. Congratulations on your winnings, and to Jan for being the winner.

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  13. That was a beautiful raffle quilt. Some lucky winner is probably super happy. I especially liked Seriously Red and Optical Illusion. But really, they're all special and one of kind pieces of art. And congrats on the Derby win

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  14. Stunning quilts! There are lots of quilt shows around the country this month! So much fun to see the quilts.

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  15. So good to see the Brownstone Raffle quilt--it is a beauty and so different from the ones made previously. And it won a huge prize to boot

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  16. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. It was certainly a thrill to see those beautiful ribbons on our quilt! And it was another FunwithBarb kind of day!

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  17. Beautiful quilts - thank you for sharing. And congrats on the win - fabric purchases in the offing??

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  18. Great quilts and I love Serious Red too. Thanks for the show!

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  19. Wow -- Look at all those gorgeous quilts!!! Your group quilt is beautiful. And I love the second quilt too. And Congrats on your winnings -- I hope there is champagne involved!

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  20. Congrats on your wins! The collaborative quilt is beyond stunning! I love all of the eye candy you showed as well!

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  21. Goodness what a wonderful quilt show! What talented ladies! Thank you for sharing!

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