Sunday, January 23, 2011

Road to California - My Favorite Quilts

Man, am I tired!  Yesterday, I arrived at 8:30 am - I'd signed up to do two volunteer shifts and the first one was supposed to be at 9:00.  My foot had been hurting all week ( I have a bone spur in my heel) and I told the volunteer coordinator that I was only going to do one shift. She needed me at noon, so I had until then to do my "shopping" and viewing of the quilts.

I took pictures of many of my favorites:

"Christmas All Around" by Sherry Reynolds of Laramie, Wyoming
 I met Sherry on Wednesday night during the preview show, and was able to get her to pose with her quilt.

I put this one in to show what a "white glove volunteer" does.  That's what I did for 2 hours Wednesday night and again Saturday morning.

"One Plus Twelve" by Margit Kagerer of Carefree, Arizona

"Venice Compass Rose" by Erin Woodward of Kernville, California

"Obsession" by Diane Becka of North Bend, Washington.  This one's a miniature quilt.

"Mini Diamonds #2" by Rita Hutchens of Sandpoint, Idaho. This is also a miniature.

"Floral Basket" by Karen Guthrie of Marshall, Missouri

"Incommunicato" by Esterita Austin of New York, New York

"Scene on the Duoro" by Christina Rocha of Newbury Park, California

Top:  "Grand I" by Kathleen Russu of Palm Springs, California ++ Bottom Left: "Spirit of Flight" by Trudy Smith and 6 others of Simi Valley, California  ++ Bottom Right: "Whatchamacallit" by Lisel Schwarzenbach of Berkeley, California

"Coup Stick" by Susan Strickland of Grand Junction, Colorado

"Southwest of Michigan" by Corliss Allender of St. George, Utah

Closeup of "Southwest of Michigan"

"About Trout" by Angie Steveson and Jessica Jones of Scottsdale, Arizona

"Morning Glory Faded Glory" by Betty J Gientke of Bend, Oregon. This is inspired by the Morning Glory Pool at Yellowstone National Park

"Firestorm" by Carol Ann Sinnreich of Lawton, Oklahoma

"Montezuma Castle" by Jo A Blade of Sedro Woolley, Washington

"Vision of Horses" by June Jaeger of Prineville, Oregon

"Northwest Passage" by Diane Johnston and Cory Allender of Pahrum, Nevada. This one is 196 reverse appliqué squares.

"Carol's Heart to Hand" by Carol Watt and Rhonda Beyer of Bay City, Oregon

"Beatuy with a Checkered Past" by Janice L Hayman of El Cajon, California

"Joshua Tree Sunset" by Cherie Brown of Del Mar, California

"Moonlit Mirage" by Denise T Havlan of Plainfield, Illinois

"Windows on the Southwest" by Phyllis M Mielonen of Sahuarita, Arizona

"Astral Burst" by Beth Nufer and Shelly Knapp of Brookings, Oregon

BEST IN SHOW:  "Natural Wonders" by Kathy McNeil of Tulalip, Washington

BEST USE OF COLOR: "Sentinels of Fall" by Peggy A Spitzer and Lori Olek of Fargo, North Dakota

"Port of Cassis" by Lenore Crawford of Midland, Michigan

"Sunset and Sandhill Cranes" by Joanne Baeth of Bonanza, Oregon

"Bohemian Fireworks" by Sandra F Peterson of Muncie, Indiana

"Floatin' Around the Meadow" by Mary Kay Davisof Sunnyvale, California

"Sunset Serenade" by Beth Schillig of Columbus, Ohio

"Precious Cargo" by Allyson Allen of San Jacinto, California. In the boat are 167 handmade "Why Worry" dolls, no two alike.

"Aweleye" by Bente Kultorp Andresen of Haflündsÿ, Norway

"Monk in the Doorway" by Julie Duschack of Denmark, Wiscosin

Yes, I know this is a long post, but this is only a fraction of the quilts at the show.  These are just my favorites.  Maybe someday I'll make something HALF as nice as these!


Bente K said...

Thank you for choosing my "Aweleye" as one of your favorite quilts at the Road!
Bente Kultorp Andresen

Carolyn said...

WOW, such awesome quilts! I enjoyed looking at all of them on your post. :)

Kathy A. said...

WOW, just WOW - what stunning artwork.

MysteryKnitter said...

Stunning artwork!