Sunday, May 31, 2009

North Carolina Quilt Show

This past weekend I went to the North Carolina Quilt Show and I must say it was so very inspiring! I can't even imagine becoming half of the quilter that these ladies are. They are all so very talented and their work is practically flawless.

These are just a few of the amazing quilts that were in the show, and these pictures don't even begin to do them justice.

This quilt was probably my favorite one in the show. A Baby Jane quilt. I have always wanted to make one of these, but lets be realistic, I'm sure that will never happen. This quilt was made by Holly Sweet and measures 81 x 81. It was truly a site to see.
I can't remember what the name of this quilt was called or who made it but it was breathtaking. All of the blocks were pieced like this. Does anyone know what type of quilting this is? How to do it? I can't remember who made this one either, but it was one of my favorites. I love how the white offsets the red pinwheels.
At our family quilt retreat, we learned how to make these. I, of course was not able to go that time and didn't get to learn. That doesn't mean I don't love looking at them. This one is made by Jan Struble and is called Eileen's Star. This one is called scrappy carpenters wheel and was made by Kim Zebrowski. The quilting on this was outstanding. There was so much of it and it was just stunning. I really loved this one. Probably my second favorite. Another one that I can't remember the name of but I loved loved loved this one. All of those tiny log cabin blocks... just amazing.
I was so glad that I found out about this quilt show, even though it was last minute. It was so worth it and so very inspiring. Hopefully it will get me back into the swing of things.

*Just a note, I can't remember all of the names of who made these quilts so if I misquoted any of them, I'm terribly sorry.


Crafty Christina said...

Wow, those are breathtaking!

Rebekah said...

wow! These quilts are beautiful!

Thanks for sharing the inspiration...that dear baby jane quilt is amazing

Brenda said...

Wow, that makes me tired! About your questions - I found a free pattern on the internet for the blanket with the ribbon - you can see it here -

For the burp cloth edges, I have a few little books called "Cute 'N Cuddly by Shirley" with patterns for crochet edges. I bought them at Ben Franklin, but you can find them here about halfway down the page -,patterns,&%20Supplies.htm

Brenda said...

Okay, those links didn't work too well - I'll e-mail them to you!

CraftyAshley said...

Hey you how is North Carolina going? Hope your doing good!

Anonymous said...

the quilt from the North Carolina quilt show with all the different blocks is called a Dear Jane quilt. If you google Dear Jane quilt you'll find the history.