Friday, March 7, 2014

Quilt Fest NJ and Baltimore Beauties

Yesterday I met my friends at the Quilt Fest of NJ where we spent the day chatting, shopping and catching up with other quilters we haven't seen in a while. I was in awe of the "A is for Applique" exhibit featuring quilts made by the Baltimore Applique Society. Their workmanship is truly outstanding and the quilts . . . what can I say?

Here are some beauties in the exhibit: 

D.A.R. Comes to Rhode Island by Brenda Devine, 81" x 81", hand quilted.

Love those blues!

Pride of Baltimore by Barbara Burnham, quilted by Marty Vint of Dogwood Quilting. This quilt was featured in American Quilter Magazine, September 2011.

The center medallion was inspired by a clipper ship used during the War of 1812.

Swag borders with Black-eyed Susans.

A Legacy of Love for My Daughter, Heather Jeannette Wilson Barnstead by Judy Shapiro, 98" x 98", hand quilted.

Isn't this crab terrific?

Halloween Quilt by Nancy Doyle Williams, 53" x 52", machine quilted by Charlotte Martinez.

Detail of the center block with candy corn and other goodies. 

 A cute owl perched on a branch.  

Deep Within My Heart Lies A Melody: A Memory of Texas by Polly Mello, 97" x 97", machine quilted by Lona Gayle Hull.

Creatures large and small. . .

. . . including snakes, bees, and butterflies.

It's always fun to get away for a day :)

Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer


  1. it was so nice to see you ladies - wasn't that a great exhibit of applique quilts?

  2. It was great seeing you, too :) Loved the exhibit!