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Washington State Quilters 2014 Raffle Quilt Block

In a previous post, I shared about making quilt blocks to contribute to the Washington State Quilters-Spokane Chapter raffle quilt fundraiser (that’s a mouthful!).

Hubby and I attended the quilt show last weekend and I finally had the opportunity to see the raffle quilt all completed and on display.

There were enough blocks turned in to make two raffle quilts and some pillows!

This is my block:

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Lots of crystals were added to the quilt but, unfortunately, the glitz doesn’t show up in the photo:

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Oh yes, I bought my raffle ticket! 

And here is the other raffle quilt:

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I wish you could see the quilting of the second quilt; it really is wonderful.  Whoever the winners are; they are fortunate indeed!

 

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Quilt Show Part 9

All good things come to an end eventually, and it is the same with this excellent quilt show.  This is my last post, but I plan on attending in 2014!

*For part one, click here.
*For part two, click here.
*For part three, click here.  
*For part four, click here. 
*For part five, click here.
*For part six, click here.
*For part seven, click here.
*For part eight, click here.
 
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I am ending my WSQ quilt show posts by going back to some of our traditional quilting roots.

Let’s see some of those wonderful antique quilts!

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I hope you have been encouraged and inspired to try new techniques and to simply enjoy your quilting!

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Quilt Show Part 8

Today’s post focuses on machine quilting.

*For part one, click here.
*For part two, click here.
*For part three, click here.  
*For part four, click here. 
*For part five, click here.
*For part six, click here.
*For part seven, click here.
 

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The Inland Northwest Machine Quilters (INMQ) had a wholecloth machine quilting challenge.  Many of those quilts were entered into the quilt show.

This is Jean Shute’s wholecloth design.  Isn’t it fabulous?!

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I know a lot of you are very interested in machine quilting, so enjoy and be inspired!

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Now get quiltin’!

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Quilt Show Part 7

*For part one, click here.
*For part two, click here.
*For part three, click here. 
*For part four, click here. 
*For part five, click here.
*For part six, click here.
 

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I love basket quilts (okay…I love most any kind of quilt)!

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The detail that I noticed in this quilt is the intricate sawtooth sashing.  Cool!

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Look at the pieced background in this next quilt!  And the light shining on our star figure skater!

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The next quilt has a great tactile quality to it.  I wanted to touch it, but I didn’t.

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Don’t you just love the scalloped border?  What a lovely way to finish off this floral beauty.

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I admit, I was drawn by the striking red and white of the next quilt.  I wish I had paid more attention to how it was made.  It could’ve been done with reverse applique, or perhaps by paper cutting (also known as Scherenschnitte).  Or with fusible web.  There are many ways to applique.  In any case, I love it!

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Lou Carver created this wonderful memory book commemorating Dr. Latham, Spokane’s pioneer female doctor.  Way cool!

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There was not a lot of wearable art at this year’s quilt show, but I have a jacket to show you.

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Love those pintuck sleeves!

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Quilt Show Part 6

More to see! 

*For part one, click here.
*For part two, click here.
*For part three, click here.  
*For part four, click here
*For part five, click here.
 

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This is a gorgeous quilt created by Patricia Pressler, called ‘Daisy’s Joy’.  I had a photo of the complete quilt, but my photo editing program ate it (as it has several other photos from the quilt show).  Nevertheless, I do have wonderful detail photos for you to see.

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The detail in the machine embroidery and quilting is fabulous!

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Fun rick rack trim is included in the borders!

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Prairie points and piping too! 

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One last look at an embroidered floral motif and the machine quilting.

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Most of you can recognize ‘Rosie’, an American icon!  Again, I had a photo of the entire quilt, but, alas, it is lost.  I do know that this quilt was designed and made by Marlene Oddie.  (Check out the link; you’ll see the quilt and read about the making of it.)  The center poster, shown here, is available at Spoonflower.

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What makes the next quilt so interesting?

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It is the dimension, embroidery, quilting and the cut out sections in the center.

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Another colorful, scrappy string-pieced beauty! And who doesn’t like the cute little volkswagon!

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Last, but not least, a sweet quilt that makes me want to head for the beach!

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What’s your style?  Do you have a favorite technique?  Are you getting lots of ideas for your next project?

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Quilt Show Part 5

The Hoffman Challenge traveling exhibit is always a fun part of the WSQ quilt show.  If you have never heard of the Hoffman Challenge, or would like to participate in next year’s challenge, then click here.

*For part one, click here.
*For part two, click here.
*For part three, click here.  
*For part four, click here 
 

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Now…on with the show!

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Inspired yet?

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Quilt Show Part 4

Still more from the fabulous Washington State Quilters quilt show!

*For part one, click here.
*For part two, click here.
*For part three, click here.  
 

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This quilter knows how to work with color (not to mention flying geese)!  I do not know for certain, but the maker probably paper, or foundation, pieced this quilt. 

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*Update: A commenter has informed me that the above quilt was designed by  Jacqueline de Jonge  and is paper pieced.   It is an award winning quilt called ‘Catch Me If You Can’.

This next quilt is a very busy, but cute quilt.  The best part is when one looks more closely.

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There is a whole lot of hand embroidered sweetness going on here!

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  How many of us inherit blocks from block exchanges, or have orphan blocks from classes or rejected projects?  Lots, I know.  We are always looking for a way to use them.  The sampler isn’t considered spectacular, but I thought the variety of blocks were combined very well in the following quilt.

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Do you like scrappy?  Anything goes!  This quilter unified her scraps by using red and black squares throughout.  I love it!

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Another type of quilt is the story quilt.  Mary Lou Weidman is a master at telling stories through quilts.  Click here for her blog.

Monica Brower created a story quilt called, ‘When Grandfather Cut Loose the Pigs’, just for the WSQ 2013 quilt show.  Way fun!

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The next quilter not only put a lot of thought and effort into her machine quilting, but into the borders as well.

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What attracted me to this quilt where the leaves are scattered, or floating, across the top?

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This quilter dared to combine both cotton and wool for a nice tactile experience.

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I hope you are enjoying the show.  There is more yet to come!

Happy quilting!