Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (Third Batch)

Today's quilts will emphasize details in quilting and embellishment. The show was heavily modern, although there were quilts for everyone's taste. Modern quilts aren't necessarily my favorites, but the quilting is usually right up my alley, and so I find myself studying them more and taking pictures of motifs I might like to try on my own. With that in mind, I give you today's quilts.

This first quilt couldn't have been in a worse position as regards photography. The show is so big with quilts hanging in so many nooks and crannies that it would be near impossible to see them all in the one day allotted. With that in mind, one doesn't plan on returning to see a particular quilt. One had better photograph it while one is standing in front of it, or forget all about it at day's end. This one caught my eye for obvious reasons.

It was quilted quite differently from the way mine was quilted, but I loved some of these details in the sashing.

Great quilting on this next one.

One of our traveling companions showed us a landscape quilt she'd made of a covered bridge after taking a class from this next quilter. It was her first attempt and her quilt turned out beautifully! It made me want to take a class from this person. Someday, maybe.

Terrible lighting again...sorry.

My apologies to this next quilter. Apparently, I neglected to get the label.

This was one of my favorite quilts of the show. Sorry about that cross beam running through the lower third of the quilt. It was hung that way, and so I couldn't get a better picture. Nevertheless, I love the light emanating from the center.

I met and shook hands with Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio while we were there. I'm guessing she was an instructor at the Quilters Affair week prior. In any case, Lenelda had taken a class from her, and knew her. I've been using her tutorial for my hanging sleeves, and so it was fun to meet her in person. I remember when she made the "Building Bridges" quilt just after her move to Chicago from Kansas(?).

Another of her quilts.

Missed the label for this one too, but I like it.

This next one was another of my favorites from the show.

And check out the piecing on this next quilt. Those little squares were about 1 x 2 inches.

That's all I have for you today. I still have quilts enough for another couple of days, so I hope you're enjoying them.

11 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a lovely perspective of another form of quilting.

Linda said...

Beautiful quilts and a very worthwhile project.

gayle said...

My favorite was the cats quilt - especially with that ball of yarn quilted in the sashing!

Dana Gaffney said...

I like the "For Tanya" quilt too, I never noticed the cross beam since I was too busy thinking how the little branch fit right in to the quilt.

Kate said...

Very striking quilts! There is so much to see with these quilts.

beaquilter said...

love these modern quilts, just look fun! the butterfly one is gorgeous too!

quiltzyx said...

Another amazing group of quilts and quilting! I did find that I was able to enlarge the pictures enough to read the labels on the ones you didn't have a separate shot of.
Thanks again for sharing them with us!

Quilting Babcia said...

Thanks for sharing all these great photos. Though modern isn't my quilting style, I do love seeing all the textures these quilting artists achieve. Always room for more inspiration!

Sher S. said...

thanks for showing us the show, would have loved to be there. Keep sharing your photos because it makes us feel like we are there too.

Gill said...

Great quilts - thanks Barbara!

Kirsty said...

Some great modern quilts. My favourite is the sunrise quilt "For Tanya". Beautiful.