Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sisters Show- Teacher's Tent

After the antique quilts I went to the teacher's tent.  There is always quilts to admire and inspire.
 Although I am far away from Kathy Doughty (Material Obsessions) as far as quilt style, I follow her blog. She is funny, authentic and inspires creativity in life.  This is her Gypsy Kisses inspired by Kaffe.
 Kathy created this amazing piece from a photo of her husband.  I don't own any of her books but want to give you a heads up on her new one- "Making Quilts, The Promise of Joy". What a great title!
I met Kathy last year in Sisters (or was that 2 years ago?) and I was happy to spend a few minutes with her this past week. She is a remarkable woman!!
 The houses and baskets were done by Tonye Phillips. I consider these tradition with a twist.
In my opinion the Stitchin' Post every year takes on a more modern bent to quilting. It was especially obvious to me this year seeing the Quilt Show teachers tent.







 An integral part of the "modern" approach seems to be the quilting. Even this very traditional pieced quilt has a fun modern bit of quilting. Be sure to look close at the quilting in the quilts I'm showing today.
 Even Sue Spargo doesn't look traditional surrounded by the modern quilts.

What's this? A VERY traditional quilt.....border on, ready for backing and quilting!!

25 comments:

  1. Modern quilts can be inspiring but I like traditional best :0) Your red, white and green looks marvelous!

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  2. love the houses with fussy cut birds piece.

    i can hardly wait to see what you are going to do with the quilting for your VERY traditional quilt. will you be quilting it by hand?

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  3. Thanks for great Show and Tell from the Quilt Show - look at all the MODERN! Whatever can I do with my "traditional" brain????

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  4. I have a quilt problem. I love them all. The traditional style speaks to me and of history and those women that came before me. I love to make traditional blocks in bright colors too. I am really getting into the modern look too. What can I do? I love them all. Really, I do.

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  5. I wonder if the modern movement is the reason why I am less likely to buy fabric lately? Just read a couple of other blog posts about fabric collections and after going through my own stash, I think that I have too many fabrics I bought that don't make my heart sing.

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  6. Love your show and tell...especially the last quilt...giggle...awesome!

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  7. I can hardly wait to see what you do with the quilting on your red and green; it's lovely already. Is it a trick of the light, or are there different whites in it?

    I've enjoyed revisiting Sisters through your blog posts. What a perfect day it was!

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  8. I guess us traditional quilters will be considered "outdated" but I don't care. I like traditional best and someone has to keep it out there! That's us!! OK. Call me old fashioned.

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  9. I love your piece, so thrilled for you to have it all pieced in July! I'm hoping to make it to Sisters next year, just couldn't ask for the time off after having 2+ months in May/June. The beauty of quilting is that everyone can do their own thing, we can admire other ideas, draw from them and go back to our comfort zone.

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  10. Love them all ! Tending towards traditional with a modern twist myself!

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  11. Love your quilt - lots of room for quilting features too?! Have fun with it.Thanks for all the pics.
    Hilda

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  12. I love Kathys blog too and if I lived near her shop I would take lots of classes, they always look like they are having lots of fun. What amazes me the most though is their use of fabric and how easily they will combine fabrics I never would have.
    Thanks for sharing all these quilts from the show, I just love seeing them all.
    I LOVE your red and green quilt, that seems fast its all done .

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  13. What lovely quilts. I always enjoy seeing all types. Love your red and green!

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  14. I'm more the traditional quilter but sure appreciated seeing these beauties. The first photo quilt is my favorite!

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  15. Thanks for sharing. Love your red and green quilt! I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Edyta's new line "Joy" (red and green) due out this month.

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  16. Guess I'm just a fan of the traditional, your new top looks wonderful. Did like the Gypsy Kisses quilt too, still has that traditional feel.

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  17. I really appreciate your posts on Sisters. I didn't go this year, so I'm catching up a bit from you!

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  18. Thanks for the awesome share! The first quilt, Pickle Dish?, is so awesome! I stared at it for the longest, and it's definitely on my bucket list!

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  19. Love the pictures! I love traditional quilts, but I can see that I'm starting to want to play with a more modern look too. Great progress on your red and green quilt!

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  20. I tend to gravitate to the traditional quilts... all of them are interesting but my favorites are pictures # 1 and #13! ;)

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  21. what great teacher quilts - yea!
    love your top!

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  22. What a great array of talent and diversity! Love your quilt.

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  23. The Gypsy Kisses quilt got my attention. I thought it was an antique quilt at first glance but I can see it is today's fabrics. The quilt I like best is the one in the last photo. The red and green one!

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  24. I like the graphic nature of the modern quilts but they just don't sing. Your red and green quilt has a lovely melody. . .

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