Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Quilters Meet & Greet 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Quilters Meet and Greet!

This event is being hosted by Benita Skinner of Victoriana Quilt Designs.  Thank you Benita, for inviting me and for offering wonderful prizes.
Hello! Welcome to my Fun With Barb Blog.

I have been quilting for about 30 years and I love all styles and techniques, but primarily I am a traditional quilter who loves hand work.

I live in rural Connecticut with my husband, son, chocolate lab, Coco and new kitten, Nutmeg.

I've picked my Jubilee Quilt to share and tell you more about.
I made this quilt to commemorate my 50th Birthday which was in 2012.  It was inspired by a quilt at the Newark Museum in New Jersey.

Jubilee won Best Hand Quilting at the Vermont Quilt Festival and was a Finalist at AQS Lancaster and AQS Paducah.  It was also on display at the Houston Quilt Festival and Chicago Quilt Festival.
It won Best at my local fair and also Best Hand Quilt in Connecticut Fairs in 2018.  So it has been well traveled!

I enjoy hand work and needle turn applique.  This quilt is hand quilted using wool batting and all the berries are stuffed.
Here are a few more of my recent quilts~
I invite you to look through my archives and check out the tabs at the top of this page.  I have some tutorials and instructions from past block swaps that I have hosted.

Benita is offering an amazing Grand Prize to all visiting participants.  You can see all the prizes on Benita's Blog by clicking here or click the box below to enter.
If you enter and win a prize and have left a comment here, I will also send you a prize! 

Thank for visiting Fun With Barb!  I offer several Lectures and Workshops and would love to visit your guild and share my work in person.    Just have your program coordinator visit my page or email me at Barb.Vedder@gmail.com

Head over to the main page to meet the other bloggers and enter to win!  
Have fun and Good Luck!
xo
Barb

126 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

I follow your blog, but I enjoyed your mini show today. I did not realize you lived in CT. I buy all my bulbs from White Flower Farm outside Litchfield, and was fortunate to visit there once. Great quilts and excellent workmanship!

Julierose said...

Hi Barb;)) love your quilt show...those little houses are just adorable..hugs, Julierose

Kris said...

Wow you have lovely quilts. I really like your recent wonky house quilt as I lean toward modern styles. Lovely!

Prissy said...

What a delightful treat to find your blog! I love your Jubilee quilt....and all of the others. Such beautiful work. I'll be back to visit, but wanted to say Hi before I forgot.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

didn't realize you lived in CT - I lived there for 3 years back in the early 70's - hubby was Navy -- loved that little state! Beautiful quilts

Kimberly said...

I absolutely love your quilts! You certainly have an eye for color and detail!!!

jrquilts said...

Love your quilts so inspiring . hjrogers@sympatico.ca

Donnie said...

Love your house quilt! And the medallion. I’m trying to get up the nerve to trim a piece and start a medallion. The center is an odd 20ish by 40ish and I’m intimidated by the math.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Beautiful quilts, Barb! I especially like the colourful houses.

Chris said...

Congrats on your Jubilee Quilt, well-deserved! :) I love applique, but with my skills were stronger. Any tips for needleturn on those tight spots where all you have is a thread? Love the houses quilt, and Coco's tail peeking out behind the Christmas quilt, too.

Carol C. said...

Your Jubilee Quilt is beautiful, and defiitely prize-worthy!! How fun! Those stuffed circles are amazing! I always enjoy reading your blog!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Gorgeous Quilts!

tink's mom said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I really love the holly. Thanks for sharing all of this loveliness.

Kathryn said...

Loved having you at our guild, Crazy Quilters in Emmaus.

Loris said...

Your quilts are always so inspiring! I would love to live in Connecticut :-)

Joye with an e said...

I have enjoyed your blog for a while and really admire your stitching!
joyecox@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Lovely to meet you again! I hope you get new readers too!!

Kyle said...

Been an avid reader for s long time, but it's always nice to see your wonderful quilts and hear your stories and history.

Susan said...

I like needle-turned applique. Your quilt is stunning. I have bookmarked this page so I can come back and look around your blog some more.

piecefulwendy said...

Oh my, your handwork is gorgeous! Love those little houses too!

Unknown said...

I have followed your blog for a few years. I love your work.

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your little houses quilt!

Katlyn said...

Love the one using the "stack and wack" as my grandma calls it! The one with the oriental fabric pieced into hexagons. I haven't tried one of these yet but always love the way the fabric transforms by cutting it like this!

Ronda said...

All of your quilts are beautiful! I especially like the house quilt ~ just my style!

Mary said...

Love your quilts. I really like your quilts in general!

Mary

Karen said...

I have always loved your style. Mine is very similar. I was just showing my Jubilee quilt to someone last night. It’s such a special quilt to me.

Danice G said...

Your quilts always amaze me. Your hand quilting looks perfect.

Laura said...

I particularly love your bird quilts. You are new to me and I've glad we've been introduced.

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Your Jubilee quilt is beautiful. The stuffed berries add such a perfect touch. I can't even imagine handquilting, the detail is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy seein what you are working on. dorthac at aol.com

Jen R said...

What a lovely selection of quilts. All beautiful and each with their own personality.

Joyful Quilter said...

I enjoyed seeing your Jubilee quilt again. Looking forward to seeing lots of new quilts in the future.

Sheri said...

Wow, your hand quilting and applique are amazing! I particularly love that crow and black circle quilting on the red! Nice to meet you!

cityquilter grace said...

omigosh barb that is soooo beautiful! well deserved accolades....i am also a hand quilter and working at improving my applique...thank you for inspiring me! wish you had posted your kaffe applique...i am seriously thinking of tackling one of those myself....really beautiful quilts! i have your large baptist fan stencil and will be using it soon....

Lisa J. said...

Although I am not good at it myself I love seeing handwork in quilts, especially hand quilting. You are such a great quilter. It was wonderful to see your quilts today.

Melissa said...

What a great assortment of quilts. I love them all!

Barb said...

Your Jubilee Quilt is beautiful and I enjoyed seeing your other quilts including the House Quilt.
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Vicki in MN said...

Beautiful quilts, congrats on all the wonderful awards on Jubilee!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Barb! It's so nice to meet you. I can certainly see why Jubilee won so many awards. It is stunningly gorgeous. Oh, I would love to feel those stuffed berries, and just the overall quilt. Your quilting is perfect. I'll take a browse around your website! ~smile~ Roseanne

Barbara Black said...

Great to learn a bit more about you!

Jrob said...

Such a wonderful range of styles! I love the little houses...which one to live in...hmmmm. I also recently learned from Katy at katyquilts.net that you are a Lincoln fan. So am I! So pleased to "meet" a fellow Lincolnphile! I have been following you ever since Katy told me about you. Your work is lovely! Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us.

Nana said...

Kept up with your blog for a while. Always enjoy seeing the beautiful work you do. I love the simple holly quilt.

Karen said...

Your Jubilee quilt is awesome. I enjoyed seeing all your other quilts as well.

GranChris said...

I love seeing your beautiful work.

Debbie said...

I admire your beautiful applique!

Shasta Matova said...

Hi Barb! I enjoyed seeing some of your gorgeous quilts again. They are still shockingly beautiful the second time around!

shoshu said...

that quilt with the holly and berries is gorgeous!

Kay said...

Your handwork is simply amazing. x

ThreadCatcher said...

I haven't tried hand applique yet, it is a bit intimidating to me. The results are beautiful though and I will have to just jump in and give it a try.

Barb said...

Hi - thanks for visiting and saying hi. I hope you can change your settings to receive email responses. Email me and I'll tell you how. thanks for the nice comments.

Barb said...

Thank you Kimberly!

Jill said...

A very enjoyable mini quilt show. Traditional to whimsical. Very nice. Exquisite workmanship on Jubilee. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Hi Donnie - thank you - if you email me at barb.vedder@gmail.com I'll give you a few pointers. You can also reset your blogger profile to include your email - it's in the privacy settings. just click "include email"

Barb said...

HI Katly - Thanks it is a one block wonder, very similar to stack and wack. they are so fun as you never know how they will turn out! If you go to your blogger profile settings, you can click the "include email" and then you will get follow up emails to blog comments.

Barb said...

Hi Ronda - thanks you! see comment response above if you want change your blogger settings so you are not a non-reply .

Barb said...

Thank you so much Danice!

Barb said...

Hi Jen Thank you so much for your nice comments!
If you go to your blogger profile settings you can "include" your email to get blog responses.

Barbara said...

Wonderful post, Barb! You are so talented! Loved seeing your quilts and especially enjoyed the close-up of Jubilee. Your handwork is amazing!

Carlie said...

Your applique quilts are just awesome. I'm glad to meet new quilters on this blog hop!

Sarah Aldrich said...

I love you appliqué Quilts. They would fit right in at my house!

Living the Linda Life said...

I love your designs!

Unknown said...

I have enjoyed getting to know you and to see your quilts. I have a one block wonder quilt on my design wall which I hope to be able to finish soon. Your strip on the left side was a nice touch. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

Nann said...

Glad to see you among the M&G bloggers this year, Barb. I hadn't seen your wonky house quilt and since I have such a project on my near-term horizon I'm going to remember your setting.

Heather said...

I really enjoy reading your blog each week. It’s full of such fun and quirky quilts that really keep me thinking!

Ruby said...

Enjoyed your quilts and really love the houses.

Sandra Henderson said...

Your blog and work is one of my favorites! Thanks for taking the time to keep your blog going ....

Cathy Macaulay said...

L LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE your house quilt, that's definitely something I want to try.

scrappy101 said...

love your quilts, thanks for sharing.

Linda in Calif. said...

It's nice to meet you Barb. I did look at your tutorials, very nice! What I love is your Banner with the bird. I'm thinking that was hand quilted. Beautiful!

Holly said...

Your medallion vase with flowers & birds is very Gwen Marsden, but with your own personality. It's my favorite of all you've shown. I always look forward to your posts. I need some of your "mojo" to get quilts finished!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Jubilee is a stunner and your workmanship is impeccable!

OTquilter said...

It's always inspiring to see a Barb Vedder quilt, and having several in one post is even better. I can't wait to see your medallion in person! Plus, challenge. XO

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous quilts, love them all!

Barb said...

Thank you - Yes, I am a Lincoln fan. I have several items I've collected and have read a lot of books about him. I wish you had an email attached to your profile, you can fix that in the privacy settings, just click "include email"

Barb said...

Thank you! there is a pattern in Quilt Media Modern 2016 winter issue.

Barb said...

Thank you so much Sarah

Barb said...

thanks Linda!

Barb said...

Thank you Ruby!

Barb said...

Thank you Cathy!

Barb said...

Thank you Holly. Gwen has been a big influence in my quilting life. I wish you had an email on profile. You can add it in the privacy settings.

christine said...

I particularly love the holly quilt and the house quilts. Hope you are getting ready to enjoy CT fall! We’ll be up soon to welcome grandbaby #7 when she arrives!

Wendy said...

Your work is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful quilts!

Sumac said...

your applique is beautiful!

QuiltGranma said...

I always appreciate your new quilts that look old. Beautiful as usual. You make some lovely quilts.

Ruth said...

I have seen all your quilts before, but LOVE seeing them again! Thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait to see what you have for the block swap this year!

Yvonne Elsdon said...

Your quilts are stunning. I can't even imagine all the hand work that goes into them!

Barb said...

thank you!!

Barb said...

Thank you ! you don't have your email turned on in your blogger privacy settings - I hope you see this.

Barb said...

thank you!!

cspoonquilt said...

Hi Barb! Great post and display of some of your amazing quilts! They are all so beautiful! I remember seeing your Jubilee quilt way back then, It was a great pic for your intro. it is fantastic! Both the hand work and design! cheers!

Amy said...

Wait, did I spy a finished basket surrounded by sparrows quilt! It's hiding amongst all your other gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing them in one post.

Pam said...

Your Jubilee quilt is so beautiful!! I love hand work too - even binding! Lol ;P

Joni said...

Hi Barb,
I follow you and enjoy your designs so much. Your work is outstanding and I love the bit of whimsy the birds bring to a quilt. Thank you for such beautiful inspiration.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I know you will end up with more followers who will enjoy all of your beautiful quilts! You are an inspiration!

CecileD said...

I love to read your posts and it's always a wonderful moment seeing what you're working on !
And it's always a pleasure too discovering again your beautiful quilts !

Gloria said...

I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your beautiful quilts!

Angie in SoCal said...

So lovely. I like the house quilt best. Thanks for sharing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I remember seeing your Holly Quilt on one Link Party or another. I absolutely LOVE that one!! Mind if I make a mini of it? It is just SEW cute.

Jollygirl said...

Your quilts are amazing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing them.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Magnificent hand quilting on your Jubilee - a well deserved prize. I love your huge holly motifs quilt; lots of fun!

Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing your quilts. I made my first One Block Wonder this year and now I'm constantly on the lookout for suitable fabric for another one

Jean said...

Barb, I've always loved your use of chintz fabric. So beautiful......

Barb said...

thank you Jean! good luck in the drawing

BarefootThunder said...

Your applique is absolutely gorgeous. I love to hand quilt, but cant do it for any length of time anymore.. so I am learning to machine quilt.

2stoves said...

I took a hand piecing hex class with you a couple of years ago and it changed my life! I’m now a quilter! I’m so thankful that you are so enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge.

carol said...

Awesome quilts

Debby said...

How exquisite your handwork is! I love hand appliqué and quilting, but have gotten away from it for a while. I have never made stuffed berries but they add so much to your design! Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

Thank you for your kind comments and good luck in the drawing. xo

Barb said...

thank you Carol!

Barb said...

Thank you Debbie for such nice comments! Good Luck in the drawing

Unknown said...

I love your quilts very much. I prefer what some would call the “traditional “ type vs. the “modern “ design type. Your needlework looks absolutely beautiful which takes a very special person to have the patience to complete such a huge project. Keep up the awesome work!!!

Sarah Yuhr said...

Love your quilts! I'm new to applique so I will be adding your blog to my favorites for all the wonderful tips and tricks!

Velda at the Freckled Fox Quiltery said...

Stunning work. You are a very gifted lady. I hope the whole world has an opportunity to see your appliqué masterpieces.

Barb said...

Awesome quilts....just amazing

MissPat said...

Wonderful variety of quilts. Love the one block wonder. Your applique quilts are gorgeous. It's not a skill I've been able to master.

~Laurie~ said...
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~Laurie~ said...

You do beautiful work! So nice to meet you!

Frédérique said...

So nice to meet you! I'm now a follower ;)

Kelly P said...

Beautiful designs! So many unique styles.

Melanie Martin said...

Your Jubilee Quilt is just gorgeous. I’m not surprised you won so many awards for your work!

LakeMGal said...

Your quilts are amazing. What a quilt - Jubilee! I'm always inspired by those who enjoy the handwork of needle-turn applique and hand-quilting. Hand-quilting is on my to-learn list. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Eileen said...

Your work is wonderful!I am an applique addict, and your quilts are beautiful. Thank you for participating in this blog hop.

Lisa said...

Your work is beautiful.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, such gorgeous projects! And such great variety in the types of quilts.

Nancy J said...

A border of birds around a basket of flowers, and pink clogs under it all, everything truly wonderful.this is one to have on the wall every day.

Jayne Honnold said...

Oh my goodness! Your quilts are simply stunning! I so admire your detailed applique and stitching. I am stopping by via the Meet and Greet to introduce myself - Jayne. I am one of the guests as well. It has sure been fun discovering new internet friends and seeing the wonderful diversity in the craft. Hope to see more of your work as I peruse your site!