Sunday, April 26, 2015

MQX East 2015 - Part 2

This afternoon I'm sharing part 2 of the quilt pictures that I took at MQX East a few weeks ago.  

Today's showcase starts with Andrea Brokenshire's "A Passion for Purple".  Andrea, who hails from Round Rock, TX, was the Featured Artist at MQX last year so I got to see a bunch of her fabulous quilts and she truly is a fabric and thread visionary.  Her masterpieces look like real life flower.  This entry won her the Best Machine Quilting Sit Down ribbon as well as the Second Place Solo Artist ribbon.
The details that Andrea puts into her quilts is mind boggling.
This is the winner of First Place Solo Artist "Journal of My Journey" by Terri Cherne of Henniker, NH. 
This quilt is my personal favorite this year.  I love the stars, I love the colors, I love the layout.  It is "Under the Big Top" and is pieced Dee Levgold, quilted by Page Johnson of Mendota Heights, MN.
The center of the stars is actually a striped fabric that is pieced to resemble a Square in a Square block.
The quilting details incorporated suit the piecing well.
First Place Computerized Quilting was won by Peggy Marquardt of Rhinelander, WI for her "Almost Black & White".
I love how the quilting on the quarter circles resembles fans.
This beauty is Janet Sturdevant-Stuart of Fort Worth, TX's "A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That" and it took the Third Place Solo Artist ribbon.
Janet used hand dyed fabrics for this quilt.  And the intense detailed quilting doesn't disappoint.
Her work is exquisite.
This fella "Le Coq" by of Laura Di Cera of Italy is wonderfully created with fabulous details. It won a Faculty Award ribbon
"Trying to Find My Way Home" is by Irene O'Brien of Anchorage, AK and it won for Second Place Computerized Quilting.
The feather work in the contrasting thread works well to "frame" the stars.
Debbie Treusch of West Des Moines, IA created this "Way Too Many Circles" and it won a Faculty Award ribbon.
This beautiful "Mathilda" is by Jocelyn Atkinson of New Zealand and it also won a Faculty Award ribbon.
The friend I was walking the show floor with at the time didn't care for it, I guess because of the very subtle colors used, but I do appreciate all the wonderful detail quilting that it had.
Jocelyn used vintage Battenburg lace effectively.
I would have never thought of using lace as a part of a border but on this quilt it works.
This is "Vermont Cabins" by Rose Orr of Colchester, VT. 
I was amazed to read that Rose quilted this on her domestic machine.
So that's all for today's show.  Stay tuned....there are 2 more "episodes" to come.

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