Thursday, October 18, 2018

AQSG 2018 part 2

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 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.


  1. Has the wreath quilt inspired you to use some of the techniques in your own quilt?
    P.S. I love covered bridges and I spy one in your picture. We made a trip to New England one fall and saw many of them in the fall leaf setting. Wonderful.

  2. I have stippled by hand and once I got a ways in I wish I hadn't but but then it needed to be finished so I kept on going - never again

  3. I've always wanted to make a Princess Feather quilt. Maybe I'll try just one block...

  4. Oh yes ! I adore your photos ! Thank you for sharing ! All the quilts are terrific !
    I understand why you were obsessed by this antique quilt ! all the details and the quilting !! Just awesome !
    Congratulations to Cynthia and Wendy for their beautiful quilts !
    I love yours too with wheels and love a lot your progress on the 2 blocks of appliqué !

  5. I still can't get my head around the placement in that phenomenal Baltimore Album. It was such an incredible special exhibit.

  6. My goodness, what a wealth of inspiration (and more than a tad of intimidation)!
    Some gorgeous and amazing quilts!
    I rather like your interpretation of the wagon wheels. :)

  7. Barb! Thank you for sharing with us! I adore everything about this post. My take away when I see these quilts, like the one with leaves and cable sashing? These ladies had none of the comforts we have. Hard labor everyday just to keep the house up and yet they got out gorgeous, detailed quilts like this in their lifetime. Everything I have at my fingertips to make my life simple and not as hard as theirs and I'll never be able to put out a masterpiece like these you have posted. I wouldn't be able to get one block done let alone a whole quilt and quilted! Baffles me. Thank you for sharing Barb!

  8. I loved seeing each of these quilts! Oh to have the applique skills (and patience) to create one of these beauties!

  9. Thanks for posting these wonderful quilts. I've enjoyed it.

  10. What a lot of amazing quilts at the seminar!! I just love Open Wreaths too - I think I would lack the patience to stipple that closely by hand but it's really amazing. I really like your contribution to the solids challenge. I hope you will post some close ups pictures of it - I'd like to see it more closely. I love the boldness of the quilted cables. Also love your hotel bedding!! Such a great idea :0)

  11. Those applique quilts are stunning! How cool that you got to be up close and study these beautiful works of art! I'm glad you participated in the challenge. It's a great idea that the group has to do these challenges and set up a traveling show. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite. Those Baltimore Albums are incredible. Love seeing those red fall colors.

  12. What a wonderful post! Thanks so much for sharing all the study quilts. It is the first I have seen of yours and Cynthia's. I can't believe yours wasn't chosen for travel as it is fantastic! The signage is wonderful too except for the fact that they spelled my name wrong (Caton is hard for most people - they always want to add an "n"). I'm used to it now and after all I've only been a member since 1984 - wink! Your Whig Rose is killing me! I want to go applique something on yellow right now!!! Thanks a million for a great post.

  13. Thank you, Barb, for sharing all these wonderful quilts! That applique quilt with the cables, leaves and berries is amazing! Love your striking AQSG study quilt--Cynthia's and Wendy's, too! Such beautiful work. Your Whig Rose blocks are fantastic. Love the way you move right into a motel room :)

  14. What an inspiring display! Your Wagon Wheels quilt is a happy one. And that Princess Feather- oh my, that's one of my favorite applique designs. So graceful. Stuffed berries on steroids- that quilt has workmanship galore. Nice post!

  15. I'm really loving your Whig Rose blocks--the colors are so fun! Thanks for sharing the fantastic and inspiring quilts. Quite a show!!

  16. I love that Baltimore Album quilt - amazing. Your Whig Rose blocks are so bright and happy! Great idea to bring a quilt along on your trip for the motel. The blankets/comforters in motels are never the right thickness - either too heavy or too light. The trees are beautiful here also!

  17. Oh my goodness those quilts are just amazing. I am sure in real life they are more so.
    I love your Whig Rose and that yellow is you! Our leaves have not changed yet, they better!

  18. Wow, thanks for taking those photos and sharing the gorgeous details! Those berries are so cool. Your quilt is almost as great as your smile! Good for you for entering.

  19. I LOVE a quilt show, even a vicarious visit via quilt blog quilt show! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you shared! just WOW!

  20. Oh my eye candy for sure! Love love love that you shared this gorgeous work! Love that yellow background on your whig rose blocks!

  21. Thanks for sharing more pictures from the AQSG seminar! I was especially taken with Xenia Cord's Ohio Valley quilts - the wreath quilt was gorgeous!

  22. Wow. Oh Wow!!! Those quilts are breathtaking! I can imagine how much time you must've spent at the wreath quilt -- it's amazing. I've never stippled -- I can barely finish a quilt with regular hand quilting -- I can't even imagine how long that must've taken. Such gorgeous quilts -- thank you so much for sharing!!!

  23. Thanks Barb for the fabulous Show & Tell. I LOVE your wig rose blocks!

  24. I always enjoy your show and tell. So much inspiration! And I adore your bright, bold applique blocks. Gonna be a fabulous quilt!

  25. Wonderful show. Oh how I would have loved to see the exquisite antique quilts in person. Your photos are the next best thing. The colors in your wagon wheels are striking. Gee, a quilt show, a family visit, a trip to a zoo, autumn color - how fun. Looking forward to seeing more Whig Rose.

  26. Barb, I love your study quilt - so vibrant and so "you" and I'm surprised it wasn't chosen to travel! I'm sure your workmanship is exquisite too. These things are so subjective. The good news is you won't be separated from it for years. So much to see in this post. Looks like you saw some amazing quilts! I'm really hoping to make it back to Seminar again sometime in the next few years!


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