Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shipshewana Quilt Festival, Part Two...

Isn't this pretty?  It won best hand quilting at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival.  Again, I apologize ahead of time for my photography...I could not use my flash.

The next one was the winner for best machine quilting.

I liked this pink and brown first place winner in the small pieced category.

And the winner for large pieced quilt is...

(Sorry...I wasn't completely still...I really do better with a flash...)

I loved the top and bottom borders...

This is the winner in the small applique category...look at all that hand quilting!

And this won best large applique quilt.

Check out the machine quilted borders on this quilt.

This next one was the small winner for mixed technique.

(sorry - my close up was completely fuzzy)

And just in time for 4th of July fireworks, check this little beauty took second place in the small pieced category.

Isn't this awesome?

This next one is a cool quilt...I enjoyed listening to a couple of ladies discussing their journey making the same quilt (and the poor quality of the pattern instructions - very interesting to someone who has been writing pattern instructions lately...).

This was a group guild project.  Look at all that hand quilting...

I always love seeing the reproduction great applique quilts.  This treasure using Mary Simon blocks made my heart sing.

My "All Around the Town" makes another appearance...

I liked the use of the applique block as the center of the feathered star medallion in this next one...

Yeah!  A scrappy one...

I need to retake the Best in Show pictures, and a few more...too darn fuzzy...when I go back on Saturday.  Still many more pictures to come (mostly, ones I need to retake...grrrr, I do better with a flash!).  

Happy stitching!

In stitches,
Teresa   :o)


  1. Oh my gosh - the handquilting on some of these just is spectacular - oh, you did a fine job without a flash. I so enjoyed!

  2. Oh, wow! thank you so very, very much for taking the photos and sharing them, especially the close-ups. Marvelous! I doubt that I will ever have the privilege of visiting one of these shows, so this is very special. BTW, I like your AATT quilt more every time I see a photo of it. sigh

  3. Thanks for sharing these beauties. XXX

  4. Thank you. I always enjoy seeing these shows through your lens that I don't have an opportunity to attend. Appreciate your sharing them. I attended the NQA show in Columbus Ohio yesterday. Nice show as always. I love going to quilt shows. Love seeing all these beauties up close and personal. Also nice to see quilts you have seen in blogs and magazines.


  5. Such a wonderful collection of quilts...thanks for the tour.
    I was energized by all the amazing hand quilting!

  6. How DO you guys do this? Never in a million years would I be able to achieve this kind of skill even if I worked at it every day. Just marvelous stuff.

  7. Thanks for sharing your pictures. It was great to be able to see all the beautiful quilts.

  8. Have to say I love that one with the bird blocks and the cat in the middle :-)
    Thanks for sharing all these pictures. I would love to go this show some year.

  9. Thanks for all the wonderful close up photos. It's soo nice to see the quilting as well as the whole quilt.

  10. Thank you for sharing the pictures from the quilt show. All the quilts are wonderful. Your close up shots of the quilting is great.

  11. thanks for the show photos....lovely, inspiring, awesome!

  12. Thanks for the wonderful show and tell. I'm so glad you can show the quilts, unlike here.

  13. Lots of beautiful quilts!

    Great to see all the hand quilting too! Stunning work!!!

  14. aww, I didn't see YOUR quilt before, it's lovely, I would have given it a ribbon but there were some AWESOME quilts in the whole show, WOW!!


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