Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MQX East 2015 - Part 4

Welcome back for my 4th and final post of the stunning quilts I saw at MQX East a couple of weeks ago.  Today I'm staring with a fun quilt "Alien Eyes" by Keith Dommer of Tuscon, AZ.  It was the winner of Machine Quilting The Modern Way Third Place ribbon.
The card said that Keith did the quilting on his domestic machine.  Wow.
Here is another really fun quilt.  It is "Network Complexity", pieced by Rene Therrien of Nashua, NH and quilted by Lisa Teichmann.
It is another great example of the modern style.
"Modern Christmas" is nontraditional in its colorway but that is part of what makes it wonderful.
Christine Landis of New Lebanon, NH created this gem.
I had been waiting to see this quilt by another online quilter that I follow and it didn't disappoint.  It is "Ad Libbing" and was pieced by Lora Douglas and Linda Hungerford. 
Linda, who resides in The Villages, FL did the terrific quilting.  Love it!
I was fortunate to meet Sue Schoch of Ballston Lake, NY in a class we had together so it was more fun to see that her quilt "Curves Ahead" won a Judge's Choice Award from Scott Murkin.
I've seen Sue's name on quilts at local shows so her name was familiar to me.  She invited me to join her group for dinner Friday night and I had a great time.  They even convinced me to give their local guild a try so I'm going to the meeting next week.  Sharon Schamber will be the featured speaker.
"Judy 'n Babb's Great Adventure" by Gina Perkes of Payson, AZ, which was pieced by Debra Vaughn, won both Kathy Lichtendahl Judges Choice Award ribbon and a Faculty Award ribbon.
The detailed quilting Gina used is truly jaw dropping.
This very colorful quilt is "Brilliant Beauty", pieced by Ann Hockmeyer of Amesbury, MA and quilted by Janet-Lee Santeusanio.
This quilt won Best of Show.  It is "Free Fallin", pieced by Kathy Beltz of Greenfield, NH and quilted by Mara Novak.
This is another quilt that used more than one thread color for the quilting designs.
I had to get up close to really see the intricate details.
First Place Machine Quilting the Modern Way went to this quilt, "Let's Do the Dresden Twist" by Teri Cherne of Henniker, NH.
As with the other modern quilting entries, the quilting designs used are both minuscule and fabulous.
One of the Founder's Awards, this one from Janet-Lee Santeusanio, was pieced by Bobbie Ellis and Marilyn O'Hara, quilted by Flo Verge of Newport, VT and is titled "Irish Mist". 
Her use of feathers compliments the quilt's piecing very well.
While I personally am not drawing to making hexies, I can certainly appreciate the skill that goes into creating a quilt of this magnitude.  This is "La Passion", was pieced by Grit Kovacs of Germany and quilted by Birgit Schuller.
It was the winner of the Custom Our Daily Bed First Place ribbon.  The maker stated that there are 17,240 pieces in this quilt and it took her 2 1/2 years to complete the top.  The quilting is not over the top which is part of the theme of this category.
This is another quilt quilted by my friend Valerie Smith.  It is "Jacob's Wedding Quilt" and was pieced by Joyce Coburn of Barberton, OH. Joyce used the Walk in the Park pattern.

The quilting details are very pretty for this design. 
And now for the final quilt that I'm posting about, this is another Faculty Award winner.  It is appropriately titled "You Rule".  It was pieced by Francesca Davis and was quilted by Christine Fahey of Australia.
In the large negative spaces I love her use of ruler work, to both quilt the straight lines and to break up the spaces for the other various designs that she incorporated.
So three you have it, pictures of all of the quilts that I took at the show. It was another great show and I know that I could have spent many more hours studying the quilting designs used on each one.  I have one more MQX post to write about the classes that I took but that will have to wait for another day.  This gal has got to get herself off to work.

3 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. Fabulous quilts! Especially loved see Grit's quilt in all its glory and Jacob's Wedding quilt...gorgeous!

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  2. Wow what an array of quilts you have shown us Michele. Thanks for taking the time to post the last few posts from the show. The quilting on these quilts just blows my mind and what inspiration for us newbies. Look forward to hearing about the classes.

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  3. I'm off to the HMQS in Utah this week and am actually taking a long arm quilting class from Gina and her lecture class, How Do I Quilt This? I'm getting really excited and can't imagine after looking through all your posts....how inspired I'll be! I can't wait!

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