Friday, August 2, 2013

Amazing First Friday at Quiltworks

Sarah Kaufman was the featured quilter and her work was amazing! I do declare her the queen of the Folded Log Cabin Quilts.
Her work is modern but very traditional at the same time. What a wonderful creative woman. I've put in a few of the labels so you can see more about the quilts and her inspiration.






Logs & Labels





Purple Heart

Made from recycled clothing.

Cityscapes

One of my favorites.  Fish on a stick.

I love the simple decorative quilting stitches.



Decorative ribbon in the centers. What a great idea!


If you are in or near Bend, Oregon this month stop by Quiltworks and see this exhibit. You will be glad you did!

28 comments:

  1. Amazing quilts! I love the way she repurposed the labels--I've got LOTS of those! : )

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  2. Thanks for sharing, I did enjoy these.

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  3. love these! especially the one with the clothes labels, very fun!
    I have always wanted to try to make one of these...its on that infamous list :)
    Have a great weekend
    Kathie

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  4. I love log-cabin blocks, but these take log-cabins to a whole other level!!!! Just gorgeous and inspirational work!!!! Thanks so much for sharing these delights, I love them!!!!!

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  5. These are just amazing! I love them too and wish i could see them in person. I continue to marvel at how creative people are!

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  6. Wow, interesting. I love the crabs! Her quilts are so dimensional....but oh boy, those folded pieces are skinny.

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  7. Definitely has her own style. Such interesting pieces. I like the one with the stripe sashing fabric.

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  8. Interesting! Oh yea! Wow, love the texture as well as the dimension. Also like how she displays her quilts with objects and adds more as embellishments. Simple quilting stitches. Definitely traditional gone modern. Thanks for sharing

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  9. I'm so glad the artist allowed pictures of these quilts at her show they are so inspiring and otherwise we would never have gotten to see them. What a great imagination she has! Lovely work, thanks for sharing :0)

    Happy Sewing

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  10. Really interesting Lori. Like you say modern but with a traditional twist. I really like them.
    Interesting she has made something with Janet Bolton. Pic Sue done a class with her some years back down at Cowslip in Cornwall. Janet's work is very very tiny.

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  11. I took a class from Sarah at Quilter's Affair a few years ago and she is a wonderful teacher. She has a great book, "Folded Log Cabin Quilts", that will lead you through the process to create your own. It's not all that difficult to make one, but for me it's impossible to duplicate her creativity!!! (sad face here)

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  12. Wow!! Incredibly beautiful quilts!! Loved them all...but the recycled shirts blew me away!! Gorgeous!
    P

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  13. Wow - what a creative lady! Thanks for sharing! What are the silver things hanging off of the red quilt in the 2nd picture?

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  14. Wow, amazing is right. Love her style!

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  15. What amazing quilts. Great fabrics with so much texture, and they only got more interesting with embellishments. Love those pick up sticks...LOL

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  16. Just stunning!!.Folded log cabin is called here,Spain,Almazuelas.
    This year I finished a sampler with folded blocks,you can have a look here:http://moramargaritaster.blogspot.com.es/2013/04/sampler-almazuelas-belen.html

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  17. Those are some small pieces!!! Great quilts!! We will have to make a stop there when we're back at the end of the month. Maybe lunch, too??

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  18. WOW those quilts are so creative and inspirational!! love her ideas and sense of fun with a twist on a traditional block :))) cheers...Marian

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  19. Wow!! Amazing work!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing these photos - I know I won't get a chance to see the exhibit but it must have been amazing.

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  21. Those are all fantastic! Her work is incredible. Thanks for sharing.:)

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  22. I'd love to be in her head to see how she comes up with these amazing pieces. I'm glad you shared.

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  23. very cool log cabin quilts!! They are so unique and fun to study -

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  24. Just terrific - thank you for sharing these quilts. Her work is amazing and I found myself looking at this post several times!

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  25. What fun to see what one creative quilter can do with log cabins. Great exhibit!

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  26. wow~!!~ some amazing pieces here and the "He Crab She Crab" just made me laugh. so dang cute~!
    thank you for sharing these great quilts.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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