Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014 AQS Chattanooga Show, Part Three...

After much gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair, my husband and I solved my photo problems (OK...it was mostly him doing the fixing...but I did not destroy my computer/monitor out of anger before he was able to fix it...doesn't that count as helping??).  Good thing there are no guns in the house!  I think I am still at the anger stage of grief, huh...

Blogger does not "communicate" with many sophisticated photo editing programs.  Steve had to download an old one...then I had to learn to use it...whatever...here are more fabulous quilts and they are actually oriented straight up and down!  I tried to type in the blurb from the program to help introduce each one.

I love this pattern (actually own it...).  I am excited to see something from an Alabama quilter, as we are moving south next summer.

"This pattern (from Red Crinoline Quilts) was inspired by Sallie, a Civil War dog and mascot for the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry.  She died in battle two months before the end of the war."

Loretta Painter, the maker, "wanted to design a quilt that reminded her of a Turkish carpet. It was machine pieced and machine quilted."

It won Honorable Mention in the "Bed Quilts - Innovative" group.

"Karen made this quilt for her sister who fell in love with the Southwest while traveling the US on a Harley motorcycle.  Design Source: The Desert Series patterns by Susan Crenshaw."

"The following quilt was made with love to celebrate a wedding. Design Source: Oriental Fantasy pattern from Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts by RaNae Merrill and applique design from Grannie "G" Aplique by Geraldine Richardson."

This won Third Place in the "Bed Quilts - Computer-Aided" group.

The next quilt "is named from Queen Esther's Jewish name.  "And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"  Esther 4:14"

It won First Place in the "Bed Quilts - Traditional" group.

Absolutely beautiful hand quilting...

"Six years in the making, this next quilt depicts love, faith, and hope.  Cheri worked for five years on the top during her husband's second battle with cancer.  Then it took Linda one and a half years to complete the quilting."  

It took First Place in the "Bed Quilts - Innovative" group.

"Barbara made this original design with applique and piecing for made for her sister, Jean, who loves Americana.  Quilted by Marlene Williams."

"Kathi named this quilt after her first great granddaughter.  It has almost 2500 leaves.  Design Source:  "Japanese Garden" by Karen Kay Buckley."

It won Third Place in the "Bed Quilts - Innovative" group.

"After seeing photos of antique Baltimore quilts, Leslie was inspired to create a quilt in similar style to symbolize events and people in her family.  Design Source: various sources by Elly Sienkiewicz, Dinah Jeffries, Anita Shackleford, Valerie Acrement, Val Moore, and Nancy Pearson."

It won Third Place in the "Bed Quilts - Traditional" group.

"Deborah inherited this next quilt as a UFO from her late aunt, Sharon Del Pino.  Sharon had appliqued all but ten of the blocks which Deborah finished.  She didn't have enough of the background fabric, hence the dilemma.  It took two months of frustration, but it was completed."

It won First Place in the "Bed Quilts - Computer-Aided group.

For the next quilt, "is it embroidery or quilting?  Sharyl loves the challenge of walking a fine line between both.  With the exception of free hand filler, all the quilting was done with the Statler Stitcher!  Design Source: Blowin' in the Wind: Cool at Quarter-Friendly Bed Quilts by Konda Luckau."

"For the next quilt, Dawn started with a pattern by Sue Garman and changed it a little.  Design Source: "Washington Medallion" pattern by Sue Garman."  It's called "Chocolate and Blueberries" - yum!

"Karen was drawn to this pattern because of the Log Cabin and House blocks.  It reminded her of family and home.  She loves scrappy quilts and the palette used in this quilt top made her heart happy.  Design Source: "Cracked Pots" by Carrie Nelson, Miss Rosie's Quilt Company."

"This quilt is part of a series of quilts.  She uses minimalist design elements with saturated colours together with the texture created by industrial modern matchstick quilting, to evoke the raw beauty of the sunset."

It won Honorable Mention in the "Wall Quilts - Modern" group.

"After a workshop with Nancy Crow, Mary was inspired to use some of the leftover strip-pieced blocks to create an abstract memory of the light shining through the cracks in an old hay barn."

It won First Place in the "Wall Quilts - Modern" group.

After following Lynne's blog, The Patchery Menagerie, for ages, it was fun to see one of her quilts up close and in person!!!  I love her letters, which I experiment with from time to time.

"This original, free pieced design all started with the box!  Lynne made fifty liberated letters for the fifteen-word phrase.  It was quilted by Christine Ballard."

"This quilt is number seven in a series.  The common theme in the series is using fabrics Judy has on hand."

It won Third Place in the "Wall Quilts - Modern" group.

"Jodi wanted to create a very simple quilt with a good visual impact, as well as great texture.  She was able to achieve that through the quilting."

It won Second Place in the "Wall Quilts - Modern" group.

"The blooming Carpenter's Star was made exclusively with fabrics from Margaret's Stash.  Asian-inspired floral vinework and whimsical butterflies complete the garden.  All quilting is hand-guided and original."

It won Second Place in the "Wall Quilts - Computer-Guided" group.

What a fabulous color punch!

I hope you aren't tired of eye candy, there is more to come!

In stitches,
Teresa   :o)


  1. so much inspiration thank you for taking the time to post all of these quilts with us.
    so your moving south next year! wow, happy to hear that!

  2. I am honored to be included in this group of quilts you liked so much. I am glad you liked the Black Box. Thank you.

    (Millie is the cat!)

  3. Beautiful. Very artistic. Thank you for all the lovely photos.

  4. really love all those quilts - thanks for sharing!!

  5. You're moving to Alabama? Welcome to the South!

    Great eye candy today . . .

  6. What a treat! My eyes are full for today, but looking forward to more tomorrow!
    Almost every quilt I said "oh that's my favorite" until I saw the next one!

  7. A real pleasure to see the quilt photos for those of us who couldn't make the show. Some of the prize winners have been in other shows. It is good that they are on the quilt show circuit so others can view in person. Oh dear on moving South, yet I understand. You are going to have lots of packing in the quilt cave....

  8. Thank you for the photos of the lovely quilts. I had the honour of having my quilt shown in one of the non-judged mini-exhibitions, but there was no way I'd be able to get to the show in person from down here in New Zealand. I get to enjoy the show vicariously through your blog post though!

  9. Theresa - thanks so much for sharing with us!


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