The venue: Old Westcliff Schoolhouse Museum
304 S. 4th
September 1 - 4, 2011
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily
Here is The Olde Schoolhouse Quilters Raffle Quilt - appropriately named "Westcliffe Spectacular". I bought some tickets & my fingers are really crossed!
Tammie Baggett (Designs to Quilt) quilted it in copper metallic thread that added a glorious shimmer. It was pieced by many in the Guild & the binding was superb!
(Sorry about the pink block - bottom right in photo - I assure you it's a camera malfunction - not a fabric choice!)
This lovely Oriental Wall Hanging took 1st place in the challenge. It was made & quilted by Leilani Robinson & includes:
free motion quilting
origami buttons (!) &
This quilt kept me amused for quite some time - think of what it would do for the little ones!
I have this fabric panel in my stash - it's by Stephanie Brandenburg from her Day Dreams Collection - truly lovely. However, I didn't envision a quilt such as this!
Sue Davidson created several borders including one that is made of hand-strung beads (lapis, turquoise, cornelion & glass) with lots of quilting (what I would call "thread painting") & embellishing - wow!
"Moonlit Canine" made & quilted by Judy Elkington was spectacular! She cut up her pre-printed wolf panel so that it appeared to be a mosaic piece of art. Her borders included piping, pieced & paper-pieced (my favorite!). The wolf pieces were applied with fusible web & then machine quilted.
I like how she rounded the fabric "tiles" instead of leaving them angular. I'll never look at another wildlife panel the same again!
Well, that's enough for now. Part 2 coming soon! If you're in the area, there's still time to get in on that raffle quilt. But, I think I'm going to win it, so you might just spend your $ in the boutique instead :)