Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mancuso Quilt Show (Lengthy Post!)

The Lily Pond   45" X 42"
Bernardine Hine, Australia

I went to the Mancuso Quilt Show this past Friday in Manchester, NH. As usual, this show never disappoints! Monet is one of my favorite artists. I loved this quilt!  This quilt was painted as well as appliqued and free motion quilted. Beautiful!!

                                                       My Version of a Persion   62" X 72"
                                                       Christine Wickert, Penfield NY

This quilt was made entirely by hand using silk materials. Here's a closeup photo:


                                                         Hide and Seek   34" X 44"
                                                        Claire Wallace, South Africa

This quilt design was loosely based on a design found in a Dover Design book. The quilter took a class with Lisa Calle. It is long arm quilted and an original design.

Here's a closeup:

Beautiful quilting!!

                                                 Cocktails in Manhattan  61" X 46"
                                                   Jane Hopkins, United Kingdom

This quilt is based on an art deco picture. It is made of silk, cotton and hand dyed fabrics. It is embellished by hand made cords, lace and crystals. It's machine quilted.

Here's a few close ups:


                                                 Lone Star Among Friends   51"X 51"
                                                         Margarita Schuh, Germany

The Lone Star is gorgeous all by itself. However, there are tiny stars and flying geese surrounding it. It makes the Lone Star that much more awesome!

Here is a closeup:

                                                   The Dragon of Greed     88" X 58"
                                                    Thom C Atkins, Santa Cruz, CA

This dragon is hand painted on silk with Prisma Color pens. Background fabric is hand dyed African batik on cotton Jacquard.

Look at this closeup!

What talent!!

                                                          Free Tibet,  46" X 78"
                                                          Meri H Vahl, Soquel, CA

This quilt was in a class of it's own! The scene depicts the Dalai Lama returning to Tibet where local people in native costumes will greet him. Black tulle overlay on a collage of Dupioni silk, silk brocades and batiks are used. Faces are drawn with Caran of d'Ache watercolor pencils and permanent markers.

Here are some wonderful closeups:


                                 Free Tibet got this ribbon! It was certainly well deserved.

Hope you enjoyed my little tour of the Mancuso Quilt Show. I love this show and look forward to it every summer. Hope you get a chance to see it too! 


  1. Of course, nothing is better than seeing them in person, but you did a very nice job of sharing the highlights. Nice that you included a detail shot to go with the overall photo. Lots of favorites!

    1. Thanks, Em! Of course, I showed the quilts that I liked. There were so many more there! What a great show!

  2. Awesome quilts and very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing. Photos were great.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! The show was wonderful! Great shopping too!

  3. Amazing artistry in all those quilts...thanks so much for the tour...hugs, Julierose

    1. I had a great time! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed my view of the show! So much to see!

  4. Now that is what you call true art quilting!!

    1. These quilts were unbelievable! Such a great show!


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