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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Arizona Quilters Guild Show - WARNING PHOTO HEAVY

On March 22 by local quilting club, the Quilting Bees had a bus trip to Mesa, AZ to attend a fantastic Quilt show. It was kind of cute our wrist band to get in had busses on it. Sorry no photo.

In order to post photos from the show I must tell you that all "photos were taken at the Arizona Quilters Guild, Quilt Arizona! Show." I will also give credit to each artist. I will type the information below each photo.  I tried to be consistent with the information on each quilt. 

This is Eldon created by Jan Pederson and machine quilted computer guided by Maria Melendez.
It is under the Theme Duet Category. Eldon is a published design by Edyta Sitar.

This is Sanduhr by Victoria Nelson. It is an original design and hand quilted by Victoria. It is under the Hand Quilted Category.

This is Garden Party. A design by Irene Blanck. It was created and hand quilted by Nancy Whitton. It was under the Hand quilted category.

This is So Many Ties under the Scrap category. I took this photo to send to my neighbor who has ties she can't figure out what to do with. It was created and hand quilted by Margit Kagerer.

Saguaro Cactus. Applique - Solo category. From the published design Saguaro by Jennifer Dick and Trish Price of Everyday Stiches. Created and hand quilted by Dana Barry

Let's Reminisce. Time-Span category. Created by various artists. Finished and quilted by Joyce Strassburg. Machine quilted- hand guided. It is made of up family textiles and a few items from friends and thift stores to create the quilt. She also added some embroidery.  Fuller photo below.

This is Alma's Kitchen Table in the Time-Span Display only category. Created by Alma Henson, Donna Monro and quilted by Char Gasker. It was machine quilted - computer guided. It originally was Alma's kitchen table cloth, made into a quilt and given to her daughter in 2021.

Succulents. In the Kit quilt - solo category. Created and hand quilted by Sheile Arnold. 
It is 13" x 15". I know this because I bought the kit from one of the vendors. It is a design by Rachel T. Pellman from Rachel's of Greenfield. I seem to really like this because when I got home, I already had the instructions and another kit! 

The North Pole. Created by Sandra Yeager and professionally quilted, hand guided by Julie Edward. It is from a published design by Vickie Higley. 

The Empty Chair. Mixed Technique - solo category. Created and machine quilted, hand guided by Margot McConnell. Her inspiration was a blurry black-and-white vintage photo. It is fused and almost completely covered in hand embroidery.

Traverse. Pieced-solo/large category. Created and machine quilted, computer guided by Kay Ratcliff. From the published design: Traverse by Tara Faughnan.

Just a Bee! Delightful Quilters Challenge - 24 for '24. Created and machine quilted computer guided by Carol Dimpsy. There are 24 bees on this piece. Original design.

The next two quilts are from the Special Collection - Log Cabin Quilts.

Created and machine quilted hand guided by Kathy Brown. Traditional design.
It was from a beginning quilt class she took! I loved the effect of the pink fabrics.

This is Tennessee Belle. Created by Inez Price Locke. Traditional desgin. Quilter is unknown. It was submitted by Judy Locke, daughter in law of Inez. It was pieced on an 1892 Singer trendle machine (the Tennessee Belle) which Inez inherited from her mother. 

HexMania. Display only Category. Created by Linda Piasecki, finished by Susan Parker and machine quilted, computer guided by Penny Boese. It is an original design and contains over 2,500 hexagons. It was a traveling project for Linda. Sadly she passed away in 2022 before she could finish it. I took this close up because I loved how the quilting swirled from the center of the pink "flower" and the feathers around it. Original design.

Every Which Way  - display only category. Created and machine quilted, hand guided by Liz Clark. Published desgin: On Eagle's Wings by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.

The Beauty of Saguaros. Group Category. Christine Ermke asked her German online quilt group to make her a block about Saguaros. She prepared a booklet to help them learn about Saguaros. Christine finished it and did the machine quilting hand guided.  Created by C. Funklmke Preussler, I Besch, R. Kirchner, B. Arndt, A Hutig-Braun, K Selbmann, C Rosser and C Augustin. 

Family Memories. Other Category. Created by Latsy Parker. Original Design. Crazy quilt. Each block has a story releted to her family and life. She included photos in the blocks. 

Phew! I made it to the end. I hope I got enough information on each quilt and did not mess it up too much.

There were over 350 quilts, including 18 youth quilts. They also had a few 85+ quilts. There were 30 vendors and one of them sold chocolate and gave out samples!! They had lectures on Friday and Saturday and a Thursday workshop. 

I had a great time and hope to go again!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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