is a favorite week for quilters in our town. Oh the vendors! They are most gals favorite part of the show and for good reason. The vendors have worked hard to prepare the newest samples.
However….my favorite part of the show is the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild annual quilt show. I love seeing what my quilting friends have made in the past year. I get so motivated!
The above quilt did get me to shop the vendors! I want to make something like this! Mary Martin earned a blue ribbon with this wall quilt. What I really liked about it was the quilting was “edge-to-edge” quilting. Most of us cannot afford to have our quilts custom quilted all the time.
However, custom quilting is awesome at this show. It certainly has its place in our craft. Debra Kimball earned the purple ribbon on this creation. Deb Treusch was the long-arm quilter. She had done the work for many of the ribbon winners.
The above quilt was also made by Debra Kimball and earned a purple ribbon. Deb T. did the long-arm work on it as she did the next quilt photo.
Mary Shotwell earned the above purple ribbon. Our guild certainly has great appliqué workers.
The next winner was hand quilted, pieced, and appliquéd by Karen Woten. She deserved the best of show hand quilting.
Karen was inspired by a quilt at the New England Quilt Museum.
Every quilter is wowed by Edyta’s designs, but this one is a real challenge! Christine Rounceville took on the challenge and did it well enough to earn the Blue Ribbon. She even did her own quilting. I was so impressed.
I had five entries and one of them earned a blue ribbon. I was so pleased as I had been periodically working on it for four years.
Jessie Ziegler had done my quilting. Her work is awesome!
I will try to show you some of the AQS part of the show. These quilts had to be juried in.
May you enjoy your October.