Sunday, September 29, 2013

Quilts in the Barn 2013

I had a wonderful time visiting Quilts in the Barn 2013 on Friday.  It was a glorious Spring day, a wonderful setting, a chance to catch up with quilting friends and a fabulous display of quilts.

The beautiful barn
This year's exhibition was "All About Chintz" and there were certainly some wonderful examples of Chintz quilts.  I loved the two quilts which greeted you from above as you walked into the barn.

The following stunning quilt caught my eye - it has a beautiful chintz  centre surrounded by a plain border.  The quilting on this quilt is simply amazing.  Unfortunately I don't know whose incredible work this is.

I spotted the quilt I only finished quilting last week surrounded by beautiful reproduction fabrics for sale.

Mary Koval from Mary Koval Antique Quilts was this year's guest at Quilts in the Barn.  Mary is an American quilter who has emerged as a leading expert in the field of American quilts and antique fabrics.  Mary had brought with her a collection of vintage quilt tops, fabrics and quilt blocks for sale.  The following is a quilt top which came home with me - it will be treasured and hopefully quilted.  Does anyone know what this quilt block is called?
Thank you Linda for a wonderful exhibition.  I am sure it will have been a great success and you will have raised much needed funds for Breast Cancer Research.  I will look forward to Quilts in the Barn 2014!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

All About Chintz

Quilts in the Barn 2013, organised by Linda of Quilts in the Barn is on again next week - the exhibition is being held from Friday 27th September through to Sunday 29th September, 2013. The exhibition is a fundraiser for breast cancer research.
This year's exhibition is "All About Chintz" and I have just finished quilting a beautiful Chintz Quilt for Linda.  Linda's quilt features many beautiful chintz printed fabrics from Den Haan en Wagenmakers.  The solid red fabric is also a chintz.

Linda's quilt has been quilted with feathers on the red chintz - I do love a plain fabric with feathers.  Simple continuous curves have been quilted on the printed chintzes.

The centre ..

I am certainly looking forward to this year's Quilts in the Barn Exhibition - best wishes Linda for what I am sure will be another wonderful exhibition.