Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Brownstone Quilt Show & GSQ Block

Last Saturday, Rachel, Dawn and I met up at the Brownstone Quilters Guild show in Allendale, NJ, where we spent a delightful couple of hours looking at quilts, seeing friends and enjoying a cup of tea :)  Here are some pics.

Best of Show was awarded to Daryl Ferber for her Classic Christmas Cactus quilt. Beautifully long-arm quilted by another but my photo of the label was out of focus. My apologies for not mentioning her name. 

Industrial Chic was made by Diane Fama who wanted to make a quilt for herself using Tim Holtz's fabrics. It received multiple awards: Best Machine Workmanship, NQA Award of Merit, 1st Place Bed Quilt, Pieced.

It was so much fun to see Barb V's one block wonder Snow Flower and the Secret Fan in person. It won 3rd place in the Large Wall Quilt, Pieced category. Yay, Barb! Wonderfully effective straight line quilting on this piece!


I'm really attracted to all things 'selvage' and this quilt didn't disappoint. Rags to Riches was made by Norma Abate and quilted by Mary Diamond. It was an adaptation of a pattern by Tina Craig.  


A Tisket,  A Tasket, A Quilt Full of Baskets was made by Sandra Sorge and beautifully hand-quilted by Bellweather Dry Goods. Sandra wrote, "This quilt was made in tandem with a friend of mine who hated applique and learned to love it."


Wanderlust was also made by Sandra Sorge and quilted by Bellweather Dry Goods. Both patterns--this one and baskets above--are by P3 Designs. Sandra wrote, "Since I have 'Wanderlust' and have only been to 20 states, this is my journey to the rest one stitch at a time." Great idea, don't you think? P3 Designs calls this series American Album Limited Edition and features a Baltimore Album block for each state. 


This is the Disappearing Four-Patch block I made for our guild's November Block of the Month. There was an overwhelming response with 50+ blocks turned in--and one lucky winner! 

I'm picking up two quilts from Barbie this afternoon. Now all I have to do is bind both before Christmas!

Have a great week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. What beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for sharing them.

  2. Looks like a fantastic show. Most shows can get a quilter excited and ready to rush home and start stitching. Loved the Christmas Cactus quilt and a big yay for Barb.

  3. Love the concept of the Wanderlust quilt - a stunning example of Baltimore album style applique and along with a motivator to visit more states.

  4. Oh la la...lots of beauties there ! I really love the selvages quilt ! So original !
    Thank you for sharing Barb !

  5. Well, after reflexion, I love all the quilts !! ah ah !

  6. Thanks for sharing my OBW. I'm so glad you were able to attend the show and see the quilts. I wished I had thought to have you enter!
    Sorry I missed you this time.