This about wraps up my journey on the Road to California. If I had enough time and no other obligations, I could have photographed all the beautiful quilts I have seen! Hmmm, now what am I going to do THIS weekend??
ICU – Do UC ME? by Birgit Schueller of Germany. Imagine my surprise when I saw a photo of this quilt in a magazine just a few days ago, then went to California and walked by the real thing hanging up in the show! These quilts are all award-winning magazine-worthy quilts. I am in total awe of these quiltmaker’s talents. They truly inspire me. Notice the sparkle!
The Magical Mermaids Castle was made by Claudia Pfeil of Germany.
This fun bright quilt is called “American Woman”, made by Jo Ann Blade & Kim Diamond of Sedro Woolley, Washington. I think it’s simply fantastic. During the quilt show, there was a vendor selling bright “quilty” shoes similar to those depicted in this quilt!
There was gorgeous quilting and embellishments galore in this quilt. I simply couldn’t get enough! This one is titled “Jewel Box”, by Cheri Meineke-Johnson, quilted by Linda V. Talyor of Corinth, Texas. It contains over 20,00 Swarovski crystals. Amazing!
Last, but not least, this was probably one of my favorite quilts of the show, “Ms. MacDonald Had a Farm.” I love how the quiltmakers used different printed fabrics to get the dimensions and details they wanted. There are lots of bright and colorful Kaffe Fassett fabrics in the piece, and it’s “sew” fun to see them being used this way! This quilt was made by 12 ladies of the Hanging by a Thread Quilt group from Chehalis, Washington. It was quilted by Bonnie Keller and Audrey Prother.
What a week in quilts! I only hope that some day, I could achieve this level of workmanship. All pictures were taken by me at the Road to California show. They are for personal use only, and of course, can be the source of much inspiration!