Sunday, March 13, 2011

Arizona Quilters Guild Show

The Arizona Quilters Guild just hosted their 2011 Quilt Show in Mesa, Arizona.

This was my first time to attend their event.
Wow, was I impressed.
It was a much bigger show than I expected.
When I observed the bus loads of quilters from all over the region unloading in the parking lot, I knew I was in for a treat.
Over 400 quilts were hung in the show, along with great vendor booths. I was pleased to see two of the vendors (Let's Quilt and Lazy Daisy) came all the from St. George, Utah.

Carnival (made by Sharon Angelo, quilted by Linda DeVries)
This really is a simple quilt, but it caught my eye. I loved Sharon's use of solids.
She wrote that this was a pattern by Country Threads, and that she used hand dyed Cherrywood Fabrics.

I really liked the simplicity of the quilting also.
The wavy lines really add movement to the quilt.

One of the things I love about quilt shows is seeing the diversity of creative expression.
In contrast, look at the busyness in this next quilt.

God's Greatest Gift (appliqued and quilted by Sally Morgan)
Sally wrote that she worked on this quilt as she was a caretaker for her Father In Law.
She could work on one animal at a time in small sections.
Another example of the healing art of quilting.

Which animal is your favorite?

I'm especially fond of peacocks. When I was a young girl I used to go to the cemetery with my grandfather to visit my grandmother's grave. The grounds were full of beautiful peacocks, and I always came home with a delicate feather that had been found upon the grass.

Beautiful quilting along the borders.

Over the next few days I will share with you more pictures from the Show.
Arizona has talent.


Lynette said...

Sure would love to see "God's Greatest Gift" in real life!! Thank you for sharing.

Lois Evensen said...

How lovely. Thank you for taking us along to the quilt show.

ritad said...

Always love seeing the photos from quilt shows. Thanks for sharing these.

Material Mary said...

I'm totally in awe of these quilters already. Want to make that carnival quilt really bad now, especially since it is easy...

antique quilter said...

beautiful quilts, thank you for sharing them with us.
WHAT a show!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the quilts!! I will look forward to more photos, I will be posting photos from the Dallas quilt show this week as I go through my photos.