Monday, March 23, 2015

Rhododendron Needlers 2015 Quilt Show

The Rhododendron Quilt Guild always has a wonderful quilt show!

This year I entered my "Funky Garden on Red"

and to my surprised she won!
Best of Show for Machine Quilting
First Place Applique Bed
and a Vendors Choice Ribbon!


Next week she is off to PADUCAH!
Pinch Me!!

The Over All ~BEST of SHOW~  
was absolutely STUNNING!

"Afternoon Delight" by Bryn Macy Wood
a Sue Garmen pattern

The workmanship was just outstanding
Here are a few close ups 

the quilt measures 88" x 88" 
and the 9 patches are one inch squares!!

A few of my favorites in no particular order!

 "Spring Tranquility" by Diane Piechowski
Loved the soft color palette
she quilted it at my favorite long arm rental space
Mad About Quilts in Mansfield Ma

"Flowers, Birds and Bugs" by Esther OConnell
this applique quilt was inspired by William Morris' art
Each bock had a little Bug hidden in the leaves!

"Flower Garden" by Evelyn McStowe
Evelyn is a sweetie!
Love her choice of Kaffee Fasset Fabrics
for the flowers.

"Happy Bird Houses" by Deborah McManus
Some quilt just make you smile and this is one of them!
This whimsical piece was just the cutest!

"As the River Flows"
was a challenge among friends
each was given a piece of blue river fabric
and they had to design a panel with the
river running through it!
A very impressive display!

"Boston Strong" by Abby Sullivan

Of course this quilt hit my heart,
since my daughter was there that day.

She was an Athletic Training student
volunteering as part of the medical team
at the finish line.
She is now on to grad school at
Texas A&M Corpus Christi!

I did have her jacket and id badge framed for her

Happy to say that Abby's "Boston Strong" Quilt
will hang on display at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center
in Boston - where many of the marathon survivors
went for treatment and recovery.
Thank you Abby

One more Cutie Quilt!
"Doggie Daycare" by Sarah Brewin
another quilt that just makes you Smile!

Great Show RNQG!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Parasol Girl Block 2 done!

This week I finished by second block
of my Parasol Girl Quilt 

This is a sweet little block to make!
Next one is in shades of blue!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Traveling to Paducah ….

Not me!
But my Quilt is!!!

Yup received the awesome news the other day that
my quilt "Funky Garden on Red"

was accepted into the AQS Quilt Week in Paducah!

Way back in 2007 my sister and I went to the Paducah Quilt show …
it was a surprise birthday present from my husband!
(Yes he is definitely a keeper!)
I remember walking through looking at all of the
beautiful quilts thinking ….
"Boy wouldn't it be something to have a quilt displayed here"

Yup it's something alright!
SO although I won't see her hanging in Paducah,
just knowing she's there is thrill enough for me!