Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vacation Recap 2--Quilt Show

So, I decided to enter my watercolor quilt in the Annual Quilt Show at the Springville Museum of Art, since we were planning to be in Utah when the show started this year. I've had a couple other quilts in this show in the past, and I was happy to find out that my quilt was accepted into this year's show. I went and looked at the quilts in the show on one of the last busy days before we came home. I took photos of a few quilts that I really liked. I wish I could have been able to get each quilter's name written down but it just wasn't possible--I was wrangling kids and trying to get as good a look at the quilts as I could in the limited time frame I had with kids and behavior.

If you are or will be in the area, this quilt show goes until September 1 and is wonderful. There are lots of quilts (maybe around 80?) and there is a good mix of traditional and more modern/contemporary quilts.

Here's my quilt, up on the wall. I was amazed at how... small it looked in a room full of bigger quilts.
my quilt at the quilt show SMofA 2010
But I was happy to see it there and think it looked good!

Some other quilts from the show:
This one won an award for machine quilting:
machine quilting award winner, SMofA 2010

I liked the scrappy look of this one (I put it in the box as my favorite)
scrappy quilt, SMofA quilt show 2010

Beautiful Cathedral Window quilt. I want to make a small one of these some day.
Cathedral window quilt, SMofA quilt show 2010
Detail shot:
Cathedral window close-up, SMofA quilt show 2010

This was just amazing.
postage stamp quilt SMofA quilt show 2010
Really cool t-shirt quilt.
huge t-shirt quilt, SMofA quilt show 2010

I had to take a picture of this quilt because it's made using the same pattern book I used for my niece's Noah's Ark quilt.
Noah's Ark quilt, SMofA quilt show 2010

I liked the black and white with the colors in this one.
black and white and color quilt SMofA quilt show 2010

Best in Show.
SMofA quilt show 2010 best in show

Signature wedding quilt. Pretty colors!
signature wedding quilt, SMofA quilt show 2010

This was a fun one.
family and home quilt, SMofA quilt show 2010

30's double wedding ring quilt.
30s double wedding ring quilt, SMofA quilt show 2010

Another award winner. The kids and nine-patches look like the ones from the book Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! : The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking. The quilting on this was so beautiful, and the kids are all embellished with trims and shiny things. And there are sparkles all over the quilt. I really like the rainbow-y stars in the corners, too.
rainbow kids quilt SMofA quilt show 2010

I have one more quilting-related vacation post to share and then will get back to posting about my current projects and stuff. I am having a bit of a revelation this week, and it's about focus. More on that later!

7 comments:

Cheri C. said...

Okay... so this is neat... I was just there today and yours was one that I took a picture of... That means I liked it!! Seems like we have similar tastes because I took pictures of some of the same ones you did. I like to go to that show - a lot of talent!! Glad to know that a blogger I follow was there!!

Candied Fabrics said...

Your quilt looks great hanging there! ANd how cool is that - that someone who reads your blog took a picture of your quilt!

KaHolly said...

WOW! These are some beautiful quilts!! Very humbling. ~karen

Leslie said...

these are gorgeous...it must have been so exciting to see your own work up on the wall.

L Johnson said...

Love this post so fun to see these beautiful quilts! So glad you entered your quilt in the show it is very beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

I love the quilt show! I had two in it last year {I live less than 2 miles from the Museum} and it was so fun. I'm going to go see your quilt in person. I'm excited about that!

xo -E

amylouwho said...

awesome!! I love it! I love that museum and their quilt show. My mom grew up in Mapleton! I keep telling her she needs to enter her NY Beauty into a show, and she doesn't think it's good enough...