Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Quilt Fest NJ

Here are some quilts that caught my eye at Quilt Fest:

Lotto Squares by Sue Erdreich was "made from blocks that were raffled off as part of our monthly Block Lotto."

A Star is Born by Mindy Wexler Marks was part of the Empire State Quilters Urban Inspirations 2018 exhibit. Mindy used "modern prints for an old-fashioned block." 

Nancy Simmons of Duncannon, PA won a blue ribbon in the Best Traditional Style Quilt category for her quilt Aunt Sadie's Stars. Her inspiration came from a quilt in the Grand Rapids Public Museum. She used Edyta Sitar's Texas Star pattern for the Lone Stars.

Happy Together was made by Laura Wagner (Natalie's daughter) and quilted by Krishma Patel. Both are members of Garden State Quilters. Laura made the quilt for her best friend's wedding. It portrays a "theme of abundance, prosperity and happy togetherness that a union of marriage signifies for a couple!"

Beautifully quilted by Krishma!

Over There was made by quilting friend Susan McDermott, Warren, NJ in honor of her father-in-law who served in World War I. The Red Cross blocks represent the "quilts that were made as fundraisers to support the medical needs of the servicemen." The back of the quilt has images of Frank McDermott's history during the war. 


Wanderlust was made by Alisa Korunow and Marcia Zimmerman, Westfield, NJ who "took on this project as a celebration of their friendship." They taught themselves to hand applique and this was the first full size quilt they hand quilted.

Oak & Reel by Debra Harry, Hackettstown, NJ. The blocks each have a different red fabric and shade of cream to give it an "old look." Doesn't this remind you of Barb V's style??

Omigosh, check out this art quilt! Those eyes . . . 

Hope by Christy Gray "represents the 1.3 million animals euthanized in shelters every year in the U.S."  This was a Color Challenge by ARTrageous Fiber Artists from Missouri. It involved a random drawing for a color from the traditional color wheel and had to include a circle or arc as a prominent feature in the design.   

Hope you enjoyed the show--Rachel and I certainly did!  

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Lovely quilts! That one does look very similar to what Barb would make.
    I love Susan's quilt! I'll have to ask her to see the back of it.

  2. Thank you for sharing Barbara !! Lots of beautiful quilts and yes ! the date and the birds on Debra's quilt are entirel Barb's style !! Incredible !

  3. I would like to say : entirely !

  4. Beautiful quilts! I was really drawn in by Aunt Sadie's Stars.
    Yes, that Oak & Reel does have a "Barb" feel to it.
    Wow--that dog's eyes have such depth!

  5. Visiting a quilt show definitely gets the ideas flowing. Beautiful quilts

  6. Aunt Sadie’s Stars is A+ Amazing! What a stunning show this must have been after seeing these quilts that caught your eye.