Saturday, March 2, 2013

Quilt Fest of NJ

My friend Rachel and I went to The Quilt Fest of NJ yesterday in Somerset, about 45 minutes from where we live. It's always fun to catch up with quilting friends who we haven't seen in a while. And, of course, check out the vendors and look at all the wonderful quilts. Here are some that caught my eye:

The Bizzy Bird Farm by Julee Prose of Ottumwa, IA, won Judge's Choice at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

Just love the white background fabric with black circles and dots . . .

. . . and all the fussy-cut animals and birds.

Fan Fare was made by Mary Chalmers of Willmar, MN and was awarded Best Use of Embellishments at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. It is a reproduction of a quilt in the Henry Ford Museum from a Fons & Porter book and is made of wool with exquisite embroidery. Unfortunately, this picture doesn't do the quilt justice.

Flowers for Rose was voted Viewers' Choice at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. It was made by Susan Marra of New Bern, NC. 

It is an original design, hand appliqued, hand pieced, and hand quilted in lots of feather motifs.

Sweet Emilie was made by quilting friend, Jill Reid, and quilted by Bellwether Dry Goods. Her inspiration came from an antique quilt.

 Note the four-patches in the sashing.

I'm having a hard time reading the story board but I believe the name of this quilt is Complex Irish Chain.

It won an Honorable Mention.

Midnight Goose Chase was made by Sue Glasnapp and was based on a design by Gail Gerber. One of these days I'm going to make a red and white quilt . . . one of these days . . . really, I am!

Copyright 2013, Barbara Schaffer


  1. beautiful quilts! I was hunting for Irish chain quilts online, and boy did I hit the jackpot! beautiful work on all of these quilts!