Friday, August 14, 2015

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Portland Show

Quilts, Inc. has their second yearly show in Portland and I got to attend yesterday. They are the same company that puts on the really big show in Houston. I was thrilled to see so many award winning quilts just a few short hours from my hometown!
 And here is Barb Black's Just Takes Two award winning  quilt. It was so stunning in person! I loved hearing about the process of how it became the commemorative quilt for Houston on the jubilee year!
 I got to hear that story from none other than Barb herself! (She hand delivered 2 dresses for Bolivia! Thanks Barb!!)
 So they had a special exhibit- Ruby Jubilee. I never get tired of seeing red and white classic quilts! So many of these were inspired by the Infinite Variety Exhibit in NYC. I still feel so fortunate to have seen that myself!








 And, there were antique red and  white classics. Isn't this feathered star outstanding?!!!
 Love the half blocks at the top and bottom. It had quarter blocks on the corners.
 I really liked the way the quilting went all directions.
Wonderful signature block from Ohio. 1852, I believe

The whole quilt.

 The sign of a great quilt? I don't remember if this one was old or new. :) I'm pretty sure it was newly made.
This one was all over the place. Humble and crazy at the same time!

 New quilt, but thought the machine quilting was fabulous and unique.
Love, Love, Love...

Triple Irish chain with these wonky, humble fun fans on the border!!

That was a taste of my Thursday.
Here's my weekly Instagram feed. 


Have a wonderful weekend. 

31 comments:

  1. That was amazing - so much inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great pics of beautiful quilts

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  3. Great pics of beautiful quilts

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  4. The large red & white quilt with all the points is a stunner! Lucky you to get to see so many red & white quilts in one place. The It Takes Two quilt is still one I would like to make. Barb's version is beautiful.

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  5. What wonderful red and white quilts! Love them all.

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  6. What an awesome show! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Ouch.... ! What awesome quilts ! The one with eagles has tiny....but tiny pieces !!!
    Congratulations to all the quilters !
    Thank you for the photos Lori !

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  8. The quilts are amazing! Thank you for showing all of them!!

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  9. Gorgeous piecing and applique, plus it's so nice to be able to see the quilting patterns as well. I am freaking out over that feathered star with the redwork embroidery.

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  10. MARAVILLOSO!!!!
    gracias por compartir estas fotos
    buen fin de semana

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  11. WOW!!! Thanks so much for sharing these quilts, Lori - they are all just amazing!

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  12. I saw those Red and White Exhibit in Chicago this year! So stunning to see it in "Real Life". Had to buy the Tote bag with Barb's Quilt on it... Thanks for sharing your fun day with all of us!

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  13. Wit looks like you had a pretty fabulous Thursday! I love to see your close pictures of the handquilting - thanks!

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  14. Thanks so much for showing us these quilts! I love to look at the border treatments on them. Nice to see both antique and modern.

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  15. Thanks for the pictures. I never get tired of looking at red and white quilts.

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  16. Wow! Now I'm sorry I didn't go. How were the vendors?

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  17. Ohhh WOW Lori, what AMAZING red & white quilts.. i'm salivating!!! And right on your doorstep too (well almost).. lucky, LUCKY you!! So much eye candy, i'm going back for another look.. thanks for sharing :)) cheers, Marian

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  18. Beautiful!!! I hope the show comes back to LA again--I sure enjoyed going to it for the five years it was in Long Beach!

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  19. wow, thanks Lori for sharing! I am dreaming!

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  20. I never tire of red/white quilts. Thank you Lori for posting these photos.

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  21. Inspiring ! And exceptionally lovely quilting. Feathered stars are a favorite of mine, I don t think I ve evr seen one in person.

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  22. WOW! So glad you went and could share all that remarkable talent.

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  23. Looks like a great great. I'm going to plan on going next year!!

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  24. the r/w quilt of the woman at the spinning wheel...is that the original or was it made recently by someone? Any pattern source or name? Thanks much--so enjoyed the pictures!

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    1. That is new, Lynn, but made from an old pattern. I think I remember one similar at the Infinite Variety exhibit.

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    2. Do you know who made it? I know it is from the R/W NYC Folk Art Museum event... Just wondering who made it and if a pattern is available I just love this one!

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    3. I'm sorry Lynn, I don't know. I took photos of so many of the description tags, but not this one.

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  25. Wow! Thanks for sharing. Love all the red and white inspiration! Even though I'll probably never make another one, they are sure fun to look at.:)

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  26. so much red and white goodness!! wow - what a great show. You look fabulous lori! must be the running. I just started a little running again myself.

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  27. Did you order the book from the Red/White Infinite Variety show? Mine arrived this week! Even though I took thousands of photos, I sat and poured over the book, re-living the show.

    You can order the book here: http://shop.folkartmuseum.org/collections/books-media/products/infinite-variety-hard-cover
    (It's also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, etc.)

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