Last weekend was the Sioux Prairie Quilt Guild's annual quilt show. I'm always in awe of what these ladies can do. I try to remember that they've been at this for longer than me and that my quilts are getting better, but there are days I feel like a fraud being in the same guild as these amazing women. They are very encouraging and remind me that before you can be an expert you have to be a beginner.
I'm very grateful that they let me take pictures to share here. (They actually laughed when I asked if it was okay, but I know some shows are more picky about those things.) I apologize for the picture heavy post, but it was extremely hard to choose which quilts to share.
First up is the finished Penguin Quilt top. Our backdrops our limited in height so the large quilts have to have their tops folded over. I think this is still one of the better pictures I'm going to get of this quilt.
Feeding Time by Kymberly Pease
Barn quilts are becoming very popular in our area. I love the idea of a quilt filled with barns with barn quilts on them.
Barn Quilt by Phyllis Van Peursem
I don't have a picture of it, but she used the extra blocks to make a cute chevron on the back.
Bright Zig Zag by Carolyn Elder
This one might look familiar. I thought I'd show everyone what Coffee Lover's Delight looks like when it isn't being blown about by wind or struggling to fit it all in the frame.
Coffee Lover's Delight by Kymberly Pease
My guild is lucky to have several hand-quilters. This quilt is by one of the women who inspires me to master this art form. Right now the thought of hand-quilting a bed-sized quilt is daunting. Not only did she make this quilt, but she had several other large quilts in the show.
Lone Star by Mary Ellen Winter
A close up of the hand quilting.
This quilt has 50 different shades of red in it! I can't imagine how long that search must have taken.
Red and White Pineapple by Mary Ellen Winter
Last week I shared my submission into last year's challenge to literally interpret a quilt block. This is the winning quilt.
Pineapple Quilt by Barb Tazelaar