Greetings! What an excellent show my guild – Cocheco Quilters Guild of Dover, NH – puts on, year after year! Kudos to all the guild volunteers that make the show possible! This year’s show was a great success with lots of beautiful quilts, vendors, demos, a penny sale and lots of attendees. And “Star Trek” was Best of Show, though there was lots of tough competition! (Click on pics to enlarge)
Lorayne’s Legacy won a Judge’s Choice award!
And Winter Solstice got a blue ribbon:
I didn’t have my 3 little tessellating whirligigs judged, but I heard compliments from a lot of folks:
Here are just a few of the other quilts in the show – enjoy!
This quilt was a WOW! Intricate piecing and great mix of blue colors with hints of green:
My friend Rosemary made this fun quilt after she took the Linda Hahn “New York Beauty” class this spring:
A beautiful quilt, expertly made, by Wendy Coffin – what a border!!!
And here’s Wendy with her other quilt in the show, which is a bit more subdued :):)
This is an amazing whole cloth quilt that was ice dyed by Jonas and long arm quilted beautifully by Sue Foster (who quilted Winter Solstice and Lorayne’s Legacy for me):
A fabulous mini by Rainy Stevens! This was all made by hand. The quality of the appliqué (all outlined with a single strand of black thread) and the hand quilting is outstanding and the quilt rightly won a Judge’s Choice.
This quilt was part of our yearly challenge and this year’s theme was celebrating “unusual” holidays. This one was about a holiday for squirrels – can’t remember the exact name!!
Rainy spent some time in our “Quilts in Progress” area at the show where members sit and work on a project and show attendees can stop by and ask questions and see quilts being worked on. Here she is with her absolutely stunning Baltimore Album in progress:
Here’s a wonderful machine made quilt by Martha Wilson which was also part of the guild’s challenge this year:
This was an excellent modern style quilt – I love that our guild has quilters with a mix of interests and techniques and not just all traditional quilters. I love traditional quilts, but I enjoy seeing what modern and art quilters are doing too.
And on the other end of the spectrum, I love that this top was rescued and completed!!! Isn’t it gorgeous!
Lots more quilts from the show coming in the next post so stay tuned!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi