Monday, July 31, 2017

Quilt Camp 2017 - Maine Quilts

Sue made it to New Hampshire on Friday for the 2017 iteration of quilt camp (meaning there's no specific plan so we'll see what inspires us!)  We started off on Day 1 by heading over to Maine for the Maine Quilts show.  We'd been there 2 years ago on a road trip for row-by-row and enjoyed it, so thought it worth a return trip.  It was also the 40th anniversary year of the show.

 This show is very traditional, for the most part, though there were some art quilts. 
What you're seeing are Sue's selection of favorite quilts in the show.  Above is Grandma's Scrap made by Lauraine Doyon, quilted by Diane Dixon.  If you enlarge the photo you'll see that it uses a lot of shirting stripes and plaids, and the quilting complements it very nicely for a soft, subtle effect.
This quilt is by Sarah Ann Smith (untitled) and won Best of Judged quilts.  Again, enlarge to see detail.
Calm Seas, and it's mini version, are made by Dan Perkins.  Quilting is by Carol Perkins.  The design is by Michelle Renee Hiatt of Sew on the Go.  That's a lot of piecing, especially the mini version!
Wallagrass Buckwheat and Barley is by Nancy Thibodeau and won a second place ribbon.
This 3rd place winner in the modern section is called Bosque Del Apache and is by Diane Dixon.  This one has really amazing quilting.
Another art quilt is this one called The Shack by Carol MacDougall.
In the very large section of red and white quilts on display, this one caught Sue's eye.  It is called Scarlet Letter by Merry Harkins, quilted by Linda Carey.  Design credit goes to Tara Darr of Sew Unique Creations. 
Among the many vendors, we spotted a number of pop-ups "in the wild" (various sizes of the Fat-Quarter Pop-up designed by the Fat Quarter Gypsy, our friend Joanne Hillstead.)

Though we didn't feel there were as many inspirational quilts as 2 years ago, we still enjoyed the show and vendors and visiting with a few of the vendors we know from attending the Creative Arts Business Summit.  And the weather in Maine was gorgeous!

1 comment:

  1. I like the name "Calm Seas" for the storm @ sea quilt. I am more of a storm @ sea person but when I started my quilt it was too calm, so now I am selecting different patterns.