Thursday, October 18, 2018

AQSG 2018 part 2

Hello!
Here are the rest of the photos from the ASQG 2018 Seminar in Bethesda.  Congratulations again to the ladies who put on the seminar this year.
First: The Quilt Study is a bi-annual opportunity to study a quilt and make a smaller version.  The theme this year was Solid Colors.

My quilt was not selected to be in the travel exhibit.  I think I deviated too much from the original.  But hey, that's my style and I like it so I'm happy.  I called it Wagon Wheels.
This was my inspiration quilt.  I studied the placement and symmetry of the fan blades.  
 Here are some that I really liked (I liked others too, but photography was a challenge).
Congratulations Cynthia!  What a fun and happy quilt.  I'm so glad it was selected to travel.
And Congratulations to Wendy and Laurie!  You did an amazing job on your collaboration.  You girls nailed it for sure.
Beautiful Hawaiian quilt
Here are quilts that were in a special Maryland exhibit.
now that is a STUFFED berry!
I was literally obsessed with this quilt.   I returned a couple of times just to stand by it.
I have never stippled, have you?
I was enamored of the red cables.  I would love to incorporate g this in a quilt one day.
 So I guess it wasn't enough to have a dillion leaves and stuffed berries, she also chain embroidered stems between the leaves with yarn.....yes YARN.
I want to acknowledge that there was excellent signage in this exhibit.  It was just difficult to get photos without people.
Marge and I studied this quilt for some time.  It is so odd the way they orientated the blocks.  They go every which way! 
The amount of Applique is breathtaking.
 Xenia presented a research paper on the urn and vine quilts of the Ohio Valley.  Here were two examples.
Notice the pops of cheddar in these.  Just Lovely!
I brought show and tell and then slept under it.  It is a treat when your driving and can bring everything.....like wine and sewing.
I have finished the first 2 blocks of my Whig Rose.  I am currently setting up the last two blocks so they are ready to stitch this winter.
Fall has arrived in New England and I am loving the color and cooler weather.
So is coco!
I hope you have enjoyed the photos from Seminar.
xo

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

AQSG 2018

Howdy!  I'm just back from Bethesda and the American Quilt Study Group Seminar.  Congratulations to all the organizers.

Maryland Quilt which was on the cover of the seminar booklet.
 A modern version of the quilt with contemporary fabrics.  It was auctioned and Sharon W. took this one home.
 This was my favorite version.  It was all solids and was part of the live auction as well.
 Thursday night there was a welcome reception and a bed turning.
 So many wonderful antique quilts and so much applique'!
 I adore this nine patch. It would be so fun to make.
 sigh.....
As you can see it is a popular event and taking photos can be difficult, lol.
Since Hanna has recently moved to DC, she came for a girls night at my hotel and on Friday we went to the National Zoo.

the Red Panda was in rare form playing and jumping around.
 Hanna found a sweet desert cat.
 The Pandas were inside and obviously exhausted from doing nothing.
 Moments before this photo this gorgous guy was on his feet and roared a several times.
 The ladies (3 of them) share the mountain exhibit and jumped to their feet.  This was taken before the excitement.
 My favorite: Elephants
They had a very large enclosure and we observed them from several locations.
They fill me with wonder.  I could watch them all day.

An artist was painting bees on this building.  So neat.
Back to Quilts.  These were just hanging around.
 What do you think Janet O?
 Lovely example of an Album quilt.
The centerpieces reflected Maryland with Crab and mallet served on newsprint little quilts with state flowers. We each took an embossed mallet home.  Lovely and thoughtful!
I spied this at the silent auction, but didn't win it.  I may try to make it.
I did,  however, win a big collection of fabulous old magazines.
 Finally a few quilts from Friday night show and tell~
Woo Hoo - extra large fan quilting!   This is exactly the look I based my stencil on.
 Sorry about the the focus.   so much lovely appliqued flowers!
I'll be back soon with another Seminar Report.  I hope you have enjoyed these quilts (and animals).
xo