Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Quilt Fest of New Jersey

I went to the Quilt Fest of New Jersey on Saturday.  It's an annual show put on by Mancuso.  They also produce the show in Pennsylvania in September.  That show is my favorite.  The NJ show is smaller but still worth a visit. 

The quilts on display did not disappoint.  Here are a few favorites:

Oh My Stars by Sue Freeland, Hainesport, NJ. Winner of the Best of New Jersey award.


The maker include a story about "unsewing" several times until finally she sound the perfect sashing fabric.  I like the blocks, I like the sashing, I like the border treatment...


 
Sweet Emilie by Jill Reid ofSouth Plainfield, NJ.  Tthis quilt won a Judge's Choice ribbon.

 
I like the sashing.  The quilting is Baptist Fan.  I've been meaning to use that pattern on one of my quilts but have not had one that is right for it yet.
 



OMG, I love this quilt!  It is Retire Meant by Judith McNabb, Towaco, NJ.  She made it after retiring from teaching, using a pattern called Stars for a New Day by Sue Garman that was offered as a BOM on The Quilt Show.  The fabrics are mostly Fig & Plum from Fig Tree Quilts.



Close-up of the center medallion.  The way she combined the colors and prints is wonderful.  I'd like to make a medallion quilt but I think anything this complicated will have to wait until I retire (and that won't be soon).  On second thought, I don't think I can wait that long.



Here is a close-up of the outer border.  I like the way the sawtooth stars are offset. 

 
I didn't get a photo of this entire quilt (it was huge and I could not get far enough away given the way it was hung) but what I like about it is the block constructed using a piece in the center from a panel.  It is hard to figure out what to do with rectangular panel pieces. 
 


Brown Is The New Black, by Megan Johnson of Denville, New Jersey.  I recognized this quilt from seeing it on Megan's blog.  Her applique is excellent.  Another project to put on my retirement list!



The show included a small exhibit of red and white quilts.  This is Floating Stars by Edna Deppen.




And Oh! Christmas Tree by Sarah Michael. This looks familiar to me; I think there might be a pattern.  This is machine appliqued but she turned under the fabric edges first.




Quilt shows are sew inspiring!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Looks like a great show. We like similar quilts it seems. And then I just saw quilts you've made in your sidebar and i love them! Stargazing is my favourite. I can spot French General fabrics a mile off! The red and white Floating Stars quilt from the exhibition strobes on my computer screen!