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Saturday, 16 March 2019

The annual Peninsula Quilt Guild show at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco had over 100 quilts this year.

As always, my favourites are the ones with floral and garden and nature themes.

Here they are.

Flowers by Maureen Bittner

My Machine Quilting Sampler by Judy Kraft

Dream Big by Claudia Menzia

Gloria by Toni Tweedle Healy

Fall Pumpkins by Joe Ann Reidesel

Hummingbird Wreath Banner by Joe Ann Reidesel

I liked this one because it reminded me of teatime.

Vintage Farm Girl by Kathy Averett

Wonky Pentagon by Beth Tripp

…featuring ornamental cabbages.

Fabric Frolic by Maureen Bittner

…with floral details

Flowers on Silk by Toni Tweedle Healy

This one was almost my favourite mini; I love the languid petals:

Sunflower by Janet Darcher

left: Quatro Color by Claudia Menza

Grandma’s News! by Becky Olson Evans

My grandmother made several quilts with flowers like these:

Grandma’s News! by Becky Olson Evans

A Year in the Garden by Becky Olson Evans

Nature themed quilts:

Wings Over Willapa by Toni Tweedle Healy (an amazing quilter of all styles!)

Under the Sea by Toni Tweedle Healy

Dancing with Dragonflies by Joanie Chapel

Autumn at Sunset Beach by Joanie Chapel

Got crabs? by Beth Tripp

Pelicans by Judy Kraft

Puffins by Beth Tripp

We got to pick our favourites for best mini, small, medium, and large quilt.

My pick for medium was Grandma’s House.

Grandma’s House by Toni Tweedle Healy

My first thought was that, though impressive, it was so impractical…and then I read the description and got tears in my eyes.

Looking at the details, I did think of my grandma’s house, so of course it had to be my favourite because I had a wonderful grandma whom I still miss daily.

Grandma’s sewing machine

She loved cats….

…and her little house.

My favourite small quilt (and my favourite in the whole show) was Goofy Garden by Toni Tweedle Healy, and here it is with its creator.

photo courtesy Peninsula Quilt Guild

Native Plants by Joe Ann Reidesel came just barely after Goofy Garden (only because I love the garden theme with seeds and hose and secateurs), so I am including it here as what would have been a tie had that been allowed:

Native Plants by Joe Ann Reidesel

California poppies

skunk cabbage and trillium

My favourite mini quilt just barely edged out the sunflower.

Shooting Star by Maureen Bittner.

Wildflower Album by Becky Olson Evans was my favourite large quilt.

Finally, here are three more glorious quilts that we must include even though they are not at all on the gardening and nature theme.

La Dio de Los Muertos by Diane Duprez

The Lewiston Express by the inimitable Toni Tweedle Healy

Sorenson Work Wall Hanging by Judy Kraft

I am putting photos of most of the rest of the quilts on the Our Ilwaco blog, so avid quilters might want to have a look over there.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

The Annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Show

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

I hope that on some rainy day, I will make the usual post of ALL the quilts that we liked over on our other blog (Our Ilwaco).  Here, I will share quilts with the pertinent subjects of flowers and birds (and a couple of other subjects of interest to a certain blog reader).

Show attendees get to vote on quilts of four sizes.  The scary thing is that it seems like yesterday, and yet was a year ago, when I was walking through the show trying to make my 2017 decisions.  Time goes faster every year, which is an especially ominous thought when the quilt show falls right on my birthday.

gardens and flowers:

This was my favourite large quilt of 2018; I always go for the jewel tones:

I hope it would cheer her up for all the hard work to know it was my favourite in its category!

Below is a quilt with the garden-y name “Flower Stalls”.

“Flower Stalls” quilt

Below: This geometric quilt had lovely botanical side panels with garden bridges.

Below, a quilt with botanical fabric star shapes on a vine spoke to me of flowers:

B.O.M. means “block of the month’ in quilt club lingo.

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detail, corner

Below, a big quilt includes baskets and strawberries.  I believe the blue toned one to the right was the “Sea Glass” quilt that was raffled off.

Below: a hummingbird garden:

Below: This one qualifies as flowers because of the border:

detail; I like the jewel in the center of each flower.

Below, my favourite medium quilt:

Below, botanical fabric in a traditional pattern:

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Below, different interpretations of a flower “block of the month”; one was my favourite “mini” quilt and one was my favourite “small” quilt:

my pick for best medium quilt

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detail (the lace got my vote, and the shadow box theme)

…and the raised salmon berries…

my pick for best mini quilt

detail; I love the use of the lace so voted for this one.

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detail (California poppies are not Washington natives but they have naturalized)

nature scenes:

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

birds:

detail from a Texas-themed quilt by Kathy M. Dean

Below, a quilt with birds and critters:

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A special bird quilt was on display, with panels created by school children:

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I especially love this one little bird.

For Montana Mary:

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In case we never get around to posting our more extensive quilt show post, you can see them all here.

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