Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PA National Quilt Extravaganza

Last Friday my quilting friends and I drove two hours to the PA Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA. There were approximately 600 quilts, 22 special exhibitions, and 200 vendors. We ate lunch early to beat the rush at the food court and then began to work our way first through the special exhibits, then vendors and more quilts.

The first to catch my eye was this Color Values quilt made by Beth Nufer of Brookings, OR. It won 2nd Place in the Traditional Category. 

The quilt is 106" x 107" with over 300 fabrics and 4300 pieces. The solid color triangles appear to float on the surface. We really had to study the quilt to figure out her technique.    

Album of Roses was made by Rita Verocca of Thousand Oaks, CA. It is part of the World Competition XVI On Tour exhibition. It is an original design, hand appliqued, and hand quilted. It won a 2nd place ribbon in the Traditional Category.

The quilt measures 101" x 101".  This is a detail of the center upper right.

 And, here is a detail of the basket on the left side of the quilt. I turned the photo. 

 A Truly Feathered Star was part of the World Quilt Exhibition. It was made by Karen Sievert, Gainesville, VA. It won a 1st Place Ribbon.

The quilt is 74" x 74."  It's an original design, machine pieced, and long arm quilted. 

Best in Show was awarded to Theresa Fetch, Uvalde, TX, for her quilt Renaissance

This is an original design on cotton sateen and long arm quilted. After the quilt was bound, Theresa used Shiva paint sticks to add the iridescent silver to enhance the machine quilting. 

This is a detail of the center.

Waiting for the Mail by Mary Wilbur Wirchansky, Schenevus, NY, won Best of Country in the World Quilt Competition. I wish I had taken a photo of the back of the quilt. It is literally a scrapbook of family pictures and newspaper clippings.

Mixed Borders by Elisabeth Woodcock, South Africa, was an entry in the World Quilt Competition.

A Small Tribute in Red and White was a a special exhibition of quilts made by Northern Star Quilters' Guild, Somers, NY.

The guild issued an invitation to its members to make small quilts as a tribute to those who produced the Infinite Variety red and white quilt show in NYC.

I think I need to make a red and white quilt using solid fabrics in a repeat block design--just a small one :) 

More photos to come . . . 

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