Friday, September 11, 2015

Quilt Expo

Yesterday was the opening of Quilt Expo at Madison, WI.  We loaded up the car and headed south for a day of laughter and beautiful quilts and shopping.  I took lots of photos of some of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy them.  Credit is given for the quilts that I remembered to take photos of the accompanying ID's.

 Closeup of rusching in flower centers and tiny crystals inside the circles
 BEST OF SHOW - Red Feathers by Claudia Myers and quilted by Marilyn Badger
 Closeup of Marilyn's quilting

 The space wasn't big enough to stand back and view this quilt.  Orange was big this year.

More Orange.  

 Benedict Cumberbatch deserves a quilt this big.
 I love this shade of blue.  Kind of periwinkle.

 One of my all time favorite quilts from an old time Marie Webster pattern.
Beautiful quilting

 ORANGE!!!  Gorgeous compasses and flowers

 I'm a sucker for irises

 1000 Points from me for Cuteness.  Love this quilt.

 Another fabulous quilt.  I want to make one of these.
 I think she used Texture Magic to get a crinkly 3D effect on the centers.

 Loads of little strips joined together with some fussy cut flowers at the bottom.

 This was everybody's fave.  The buildings were printed on fabric.  The stone bridges were cut from stone fabric.  Everything else appeared to be thread painted.  The people were threadworked on a separate piece of cloth and then cut out and applied to the quilt.  The horse tack was stitched leather that was applied.  There is even a tiny metal horseshoe attached. The fur muffs and collars were needle punched to give them more depth.  I wish I could have gotten some closeups, but there were people clustered around constantly.  You can see more about this quilt and Nancy's many other award winning quilts on her website.  She is one talented lady.


  1. Thank you so much for the 'recap' and close-ups. My quilt group bussed their way from Spring Grove (MN) yesterday, also. My trek to the Black Hills took priority, unfortunately. Maybe next year.............................

  2. Wow--such lovely creations. I enjoyed reading about them. And I loved all of the orange! : )

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love taking a peek at quilt shows.