Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Minnesota Quilters Show

Last week several of us from the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild met up for preview night at the Minnesota Quilters Show.  We checked out the vendor booths and tried to view as many of the quilts as possible, being nearly the last bunch chased to the door.

The quilt above was one of the most striking that I saw.  I love that it was not pieced in a perfect rectangle.  Below is the information regarding the person who made it. (quicker to photo than write it down)

This quilt and the one below were from a special exhibit from Corea Quilt Associate.

Note the very interesting silk ribbon detail in lieu of binding.

And I loved this bright quilt...


From the vendor area, my favorite booth was by Country Sampler.  All of the quilts were gorgeous, such classic designs in great fabric choices (lots of French General).  I purchased their Dakota Patches pattern but of course was tempted by much more.

And check out these paper pieced hexagons in Pickle Dish from the booth by Yellow Creek Quilt Designs...they had a lot of paper pieced projects and supplies and they all looked wonderful!

Fellow Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild member Faye Hoch had a booth for her shop Twin Cities Quilting which opened last August.  I have been wanting some of Marcia Derse's fabric since I first saw it at Faye's store last summer and finally bought a fat quarter set of one of the older lines before it isn't available. 

My final purchase was at Lori Smith's booth where I got these classic little quilt patterns.

Here is our group from the night:

Carrie, Margaret, Vanessa, me, Jen and Nikol ... and I think a good time was had by all! 

(Thanks for stopping by today if you made it to the end of this lengthy post!)


sophie said...

Thanks for sharing some of the interesting quilts from the show. It looks like everyone in your group had fun (and did a little shopping, too ;-)

Needled Mom said...

What wonderful work!!! I love the odd shape too. Looks like a great time.

Poppyprint said...

I love quilt shows, but I LOVE merchant malls even more! Great scores. Thanks for sharing your fav quilts, too.

sewmeow said...

thanks for sharing the quilts with us. Always love to see different shows from diff parts of the country. You all look sew happy to be together. Fun stuff!

sameer said...

WOWWW awesome collection of Quilts here. Thanks for sharing.
I also found some brilliant stuff on: