January 17, 2015

My Last Post For The 2015 World Quilt Show...

This is my final post about the gorgeous quilts from the World Quilt Show last weekend. I hope you've enjoyed a full week of color, texture and talent, and I wish all of you could have seen them up close for yourselves.

I didn't get the name of the artist who created this blue and white beauty. It reminds me of blue and white dishes, and it's completely appliqued'. I love everything about this one. Well, you know how I love blue and white dishes, so you shouldn't be too surprised, right?
Then there's my affinity for Dresden plate quilts. This one is called "Circus Wheels of Color" by Sheila Quinn of Stuart, Florida. I can almost hear the clowns! Sheila incorporated rickrack in her design to make this colorful, scrappy quilt.
She credited Tamara Barfels for her design "Under The Bigtop". The pattern was in a magazine and decided she had to make it. She said, "All but four background blocks are 16" x 16" and the rickrack came from my stash. There are 713 pieces. It is a happy quilt!"

The quilt is machine appliqued', machine pieced and long-arm quilted by Karen Marchetti.
I believe that this quilt was the most unique one I saw at the show. It's called "Fashion Kills Personality" by Korinna Schwerdt from Germany , and measures 58" x 46". 

This is how she describes her quilt: "The inspiration for my quilt came from a graffiti by Wurzburg (Germany) tattoo artist, Rode. Unfortunately, this graffiti doesn't exist anymore. I had Rode's ok to turn his design into a quilt. Being a dentist, I was fascinated by the gigantic teeth these two weird characters are featuring, their udliness and the absurd effects of the desire to be young, hip and "in". Materials used: cotton fabrics, organza fabrics, silver-coated fabric, leather trim, beads, sterling silver. Techniques: Machine applique', longarm quilted, and painted."
This piece is called "Miami Marine Stadium", created by Cheri Vander Meer-Ucci of Virginia Key, Florida. It was her entry in a guild challenge. It's another beautifully painted and quilted piece.
 My final "share" should come as no surprise. It was part of another guild challenge called "Transportation". It's called "1960 Airstream". There was no name attribution, but it was for sale by  "tsquilts(at)and the rest of her email address". She used "raw edge work, and then heavily stitched using Valdani cotton threads." 
I hope you've enjoyed this week of show quilts. Although I have many more photos, these are the quilts that most impressed me. I'm looking forward to doing this trip again next year!

5 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Pellie / Penny said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts with all of us. I was drawn to the German one myself.

Have a great weekend.


Jacque. said...

Donna, I have enjoyed this week of show quilts...each one is so unique and special! What a lot of talented people out there contributing to the world of quilts! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us.

Nancy said...

That blue and white Roberts Floral Garden is just beautiful.

Createology said...

I never tire of seeing how very creative and talented people are...especially with fabric and thread. These are each amazing. That blue and white makes my heart sing. How strangely unique the "graffiti" quilt is and really makes me stop and think. Thank you dear for this wonderful week of quilts from the show. Weekend Bliss...

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Wow what talent .It is a wonder what can be done on a sewing machine The blue and white is wonderful Love it
Have a fun week


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