Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NW Quilt Expo

A few weeks ago was the NW Quilt Expo in Portland. I haven't reported on it yet, and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. (Other than seeing the wonderful red and green quilts I shared)  Because I have hardly stepped into my sewing room and have nothing of my own to show I'll share a few of my favorites. They aren't my usual style of quilts but appealing none the less.


This one used quite a bit of floral fabric, which I don't use. It was really well pieced and had a lot of small pieces!! I love the poppy border too. It made it a little more unusual.
It's obvious the quilting is the highlight on this one. The few, but intricate applique blocks, the setting, and the wonderful scalloped border set this one apart.

I love the indigo and the gold, I don't like the quilting. If you click on it hopefully you can get a closer look. It's very swirly with a light colored thread and I thought it was very distracting from a really great quilt.
This one brings me straight to Africa!!
This one actually made me dizzy to look at!! LOL I think it's awesome how the quilt maker made this so 3D!


PS, Chris, you are on no-reply and I have no way of contacting you about the pattern. Please send me an email and I'll get you the information.

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful bunch of quilts! I really enjoyed the African quilt--but I'm very partial to the New York Beauty blocks. I'm making one myself, but it's not that intricate. The 3-D quilt is just amazing.

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  2. Gorgeous Quilts... the quilt expo is always a great show. I think the quilters in the NW are some of the most talented in the country. I miss the NW,,,but NOT the rain.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Wendy

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  3. The applique is exceptional -- and I love the indigo and gold. Couldn't see the quilting, but from your description, it's too bad the lighter thread distracts! I'm soo particular about thread! Interesting and lovely quilts!
    Thanks for sharing, Lori!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  4. Beautiful..thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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  5. Lovely, varied quilts. Thanks for sharing them. The log cabin quilt shows a great way to keep from being bored by varying the fabrics on one side of the blocks. Very interesting.

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  6. Its still fun to see the different kinds of quilts!

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  7. It was a fun show, and even more fun to see you, Lori!

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  8. That Indigo and gold is my favourite even though I can't see the quilting followed by the log cabin-I really like the unusual way she has put it together.
    its always nice to see quilt variations even if some of us just like certain things.

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  9. There's a good range of lovely quilts there for some quilt appreciation.

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  10. great quilts. That last one is amazing -
    I like the African one too and the double T
    Thanks for sharing the eye candy today

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  11. How interesting and intricate these quilts are! The 3-D one is quite amazing.

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  12. I enjoyed looking at the quilts. The blue double T is wonderful in the picture.

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  13. Wow, that 3-D quilt is something else. I have a fear of heights and looking at this is like looking off the top of a building; yikes. I wonder how the maker/owner displays this?!
    The indigo one is nice...maybe because it's indigo?!

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  14. Thanks for sharing, it is fun to see what quilters are doing in different parts of the country. I like that African quilt, completely changes the quilt with those simple applique shapes.

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  15. So Lori, what would make this show better for you? More old quilts? I met the person who runs the show, and she's interested in possibly having me come talk next year. :)

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  16. It's always fun to see glimpses of quilt shows I wouldn't normally get to see. The indigo and gold beauty was my favorite, although the African-inspired one was quite striking, too.

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  17. Any show with new quilts is a revelation for me. Most of the quilts I've known are 100 years old or older.

    I'm now very familiar with Jean's quilts - so much so that I saw some some pieces of thread on one of her quilts, and got a pair of white gloves on to brush them off - and I didn't get in trouble with the Expo people. LOL. I've personally handled a majority of the quilts Jean showed at Expo, and still I love seeing them.

    One of these years, maybe I can get them to display some of my old quilts. There are a couple that would probably draw crowds like the Best in Show quilt usually does. :)

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  18. Thanks for the quilt show! It's hard to pick a favorite!

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  19. I love quilt show, and this one is wonderful! Wish I could have tagged along!

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  20. Amazing quilts! I thought the first picture was out of focus until I realized those are tiny log cabin blocks. Or do I need glasses? Thanks so much for sharing the pictures.

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  21. Do you know (yu'll be so shocked) I shared this link with other gals but never commented. Dork! I am so impressed with this first quilt you're displaying here. Lordy bee but that's amazing.

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  22. Thanks for sharing these quilts. I love the New York Beuaty one with the African animal silhouettes.

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