Sunday, October 25, 2009

Quilt Show Favorites

I took a break from our crazy busy schedule this week to attend the Indianapolis Quilt Guild quilt show. I thought I would share a few favorites with you. The first one is a quilt by the ladies at the Quilt's Plus booth. I already own this quilt kit. I bought it about 30 seconds after they started offering it for sale. It's next in line on my to do list. I have the perfect spot in my front hall for it to hang.

Next up is a Civil War Diary quilt in the Ruth's Legacy booth. Someday before I die I want to make one of these. Ruth's actually offers the pre-printed paper piecing patterns if you're interested.

I was very, very careful to document the show entrant's names in order to give them credit. And wouldn't you know it the show winner's photo didn't turn out. I'm actively seeking her info and I will post it here once I get it. In the mean time I know you can purchase the pattern and a starter kit for this quilt at Quilt's Plus if you're crazy enough to try it.

I loved everything about this one with the houses. My photo doesn't even come close to doing it justice. It was made by Jan Johnson and quilted by Cyndia Gerner.
And then this one also caught my eye. The colors were just gorgeous. It was made and hand quilted by Judy Sheets. She did a beautiful, beautiful job on this.

There were hundreds of beautiful quilts on display and I can't possibly show them all. The ladies in the Indianapolis Guild are very, very talented. I'll close with one of my favorites of the antique log cabin display. It will always be a toss up for me, I can't decide if the log cabin or the simple nine patch is my all-time favorite block. What is your favorite?


Milah said...

Those are some gorgeous quilts. I love all the traditional quilt blocks so to pick a favorite would be impossible.
Is the Civil War Diary quilt and Dear Jane quilt the same?
That's one I'll never attempt...I'm afraid I'd never finish it. :(

Katidids said...

Those are just beautiful! I love a 9 patch or irish chain. Something about them just draws me everytime! That and lovers knot

Jayne said...

Beautiful quilts. I love to look at quilts and admire the time and talent that goes into making them. I can't pick a favorite, but I do really like Log Cabin quilts because of the different ways you can arrange the blocks.

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

Wow those are beautiful!

Angela said...

I finally can view your blog. I was having "issues". Was the vendor area good at this show? I almost signed up and then got concerned if I was going to need another surgery. The Backdoor had told me to do it. They are good to me.

Jan said...

Thank you so much for putting a picture of my quilt on your blog! I'm so glad you liked it! It hangs on my kitchen wall and I enjoy it every day. I enjoyed making it and Cyndia did an amazing job of machine quilting it for me too. Also, I love reading your blog! Jan