Monday, September 22, 2014

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXI

On Friday, I took a day off work and went to the big quilt show in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXI.  It is held in suburban Philadelphia (or "Philly" as it is referred to around here), a bit over an hour from my house. 

Here are some photos of the exhibit quilts I liked best. 

Fall Feathers by Sandi McMillan
Lovely feathered star blocks and pieced sashing. 
You can see it won a blue ribbon. 
Feathered star is on my quilt bucket list.

Close-up of the feathered star block, above, and border, below.

Hubble, by Ellen Simmons
From a Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. pattern of the same name.
Kaffe Fassett fabrics and the bright teal background,
plus fantastic custom quilting by Jane Hauprich.
Inspiring to see a quilt with such an unusual background color.

Spirit of Valor, by Gina Shevchenko
Lemoyne Star blocks enlivened by intricate custom quilting

Harvest Baskets, by Deborah Johnson
From a Blackbird Designs pattern.
This was machine appliqued; I could not see a stitch!

Let's Do the Dresden Twist, by Teri L. Cherne
I love the design as well as the unusual scalloped edge.
A Dresden in this style (rather than round plates) is on my quilt bucket list.
Back tomorrow with a post on my quilt show "loot."


  1. Cathy--

    Thanks for posting/commenting on my Hubble quilt!

    Ellen Simmons

  2. What a treat it was to see a quilt that I had quilted mentioned in your blog!! It totally made my day!! Thank you!!!

  3. Spectacular! There are so many talented quilt artists.


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