Saturday, March 17, 2012

National Quilting Day

Happy National Quilting Day!
Did you know that the 3rd Saturday in March was set apart by NQA (National Quilting Assoc.) in 1991 as a way to bring attention to the quilting arts?
It just so happens that this year, the celebration also occurs on St. Patrick's Day.
My way of honoring both happenings is to share with you a few more pictures of inspiration from the Arizona Quilters Guild Show.
Liberated Houses and Flowers by Judith Ritner
Quilted by Cindy Phare
My favorite part of this quilt were the lovely ladies, dressed in bright happy fabrics.
They reminded me of a quilt made in 2010 by Stephanie Dunphy (Loft Creations) called Ladies of The Garden.
You can view more of Stephanie's quilt HERE.
Judith wrote "I created my own blocks, some with my own planned blocks, some 'liberated' techniques and two were modified blocks by others."
Each little section made me smile.
Stars Forever
Pieced and quilted by Gerri Smit
Gerri shared "Inspired by the Mexican Star 30" wall hanging pattern. The challenge was to convert it into a queen sized quilt. It took me three weeks to quilt."
Love the quilting!


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

love the quilts. I always wonder who comes up with all these days - national quilting day, secretary's day ect.

Abby and Stephanie said...

More inspiration. I see lots of Gwen Marston and Freddie Moran in the liberated ladies. What a fun quilt.

Sandi said...

Stars Forever...what an amazing quilt! I so love the three dimentional's really stunning!

tashullka said...

Очень красиво!Золото инков...

•stephanie• said...

those guild show quilts are both stunning, but i immediately thought of "ladies of the garden" when i saw liberated houses, too. and that quilt i LOVED! from one stephanie to another . . . great job, mrs. loft creations!

Kris said...

I love all the bright colors!! Very Arizona!! Looking at Stephanie's quilt reminds me a bit of the little dress quilt you quilted a couple of years ago using the Texture Magic!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful creations!! Kris

Maria said...

Gerri, this quilt is very, very wonderfull!

AnnieO said...

Amazing quilts from the AZ show! Thanks for sharing all the back stories and extra detail photos.

Nanette Merrill said...

I really enjoyed looking at all the photos.