Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Quilters' Gathering 2013


I went to A Quilters' Gathering this past weekend. It took place at the Radisson in Manchester, NH. It happened to be their 25th anniversary. I love going to this show. There were over 100 quilts to drool over. There are tons of vendors as well. I have a few pictures of some gorgeous quilts to share with you!


 
Creating a Magical Christmas

This piece was a part of the anniversary challenge quilt exhibit.  It was made by Daryl Hillsgrove of Pelham, NH. This quilt show starts the season to make Christmas quilt projects in her family so she made her own tribute to Christmas for the challenge.

 
Twisted 60's


Loved these colors! It's made by Beverly Cook of Beverly, MA. She used paper piecing, 60 degree triangle and prayers!

 
Crossroads

 
This is an original design by Terry L. Crean of Northborough, MA. This quilt was inspired by her son's journey. He made a decision to enter a master's/doctorate program but decided he only enrolled based on what was expected of him but not what he really wanted. Love knowing the background to these quilts! Beautiful quilting which Terry did on her longarm. 
 


                                                                Flowers and Feathers

This quilt was made by Kristin Vierra, Lincoln, NE. This quilt is based off of a quilt called "Winter Bouquet" by Debra Wagner. Kristin changed the size and added her own touches to the background filler. Here's a close up of that gorgeous quilting she did on her longarm.

Beautiful!

 
Rainbow Nouveau
 

I just loved these colors! This was made by Margaret Solomon Gunn of Gorham, ME. I've seen her work in magazines before and was amazed at her intricate quilting and piecing. It's machine pieced but hand appliqued. She used some lovely batiks. The choice of colors and their placement is unbelievable!

 
 
Magic of The Rose

This quilt was absolutely stunning! It was made by Kristin Vierra of Lincoln, NE. It was inspired by a piece of an antique quilt. It was made for the Nebraska State Quilt Guild.

Here's a close up of that beautiful applique.


I have to admit this was my favorite in the show! It's so hard to pick one but the applique won me over!

There you have it! My personal highlights from a phenomenal quilt show! Hope you enjoyed it!




9 comments:

  1. Wow, some real showstoppers!
    Isn't that Twisted 60's pattern the same one that they used to show in the opening credits of "Simply Quilts"? Always loved that one.

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    1. I thought of Simply Quilts too! I miss that show! It was a great quilt show. Maybe you'll join us next year??

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  2. As much as I would like to claim credit for making the Rose quilt, I only quilted it. Quilters Gathering only lists the first name on the entry form. The top was actually pieced by Joan Waldmen, Marie Clark, Sandi Kosch, and Gloria Miller. Thanks for the lovely pictures. I never get to see my quilts hanging at the shows.
    Kris Vierra

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    1. Thank you so much for clearing that up! I wrote down the number of the quilt and that's what the brochure said! Love the quilt and the quilting!!

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  3. As much as I would like to claim credit for making the Rose quilt, I only quilted it. Quilters Gathering only lists the first name on the entry form. The top was actually pieced by Joan Waldmen, Marie Clark, Sandi Kosch, and Gloria Miller. Thanks for the lovely pictures. I never get to see my quilts hanging at the shows.
    Kris Vierra

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  4. As much as I would like to claim credit for making the Rose quilt, I only quilted it. Quilters Gathering only lists the first name on the entry form. The top was actually pieced by Joan Waldmen, Marie Clark, Sandi Kosch, and Gloria Miller. Thanks for the lovely pictures. I never get to see my quilts hanging at the shows.
    Kris Vierra

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  5. As much as I would like to claim credit for making the Rose quilt, I only quilted it. Quilters Gathering only lists the first name on the entry form. The top was actually pieced by Joan Waldmen, Marie Clark, Sandi Kosch, and Gloria Miller. Thanks for the lovely pictures. I never get to see my quilts hanging at the shows.
    Kris Vierra

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  6. I LOVE that rose quilt too! It is just beautiful!!!

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    1. That quilt was amazing! The whole show was so much fun. I'm so glad I went. So happy you enjoyed my little tour of the show!

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