As promised, I'm bringing you a little eye candy from the local River City Quilters Guild quilt show. In most cases, I don't know who the quiltmaker and/or quilter is, and I rushed through the show so quickly on my lunch hour, there wasn't time to take notes, but I'll tell you what I know about a few of these--or at least what I liked.
The theme of the show this year was a Symphony of Color. Each year, guild members are challenged to create a quilt using a specific fabric; this year there was a focus fabric and an accent fabric. I'm not sure which fabrics those are in this quilt, but it sure didn't LOOK like the quiltmaker was forced to use something "challenging" as many times these fabrics seem to be!
Jackie, one of the ladies from my Thimbleberries Club, made the quilt and certainly deserved the ribbon she received. It's a beauty!
As you can see, the next quilt received a special award too as signified by the rainbow colored ribbon. Unfortunately, I don't know which award this was given, but isn't it a stunning quilt? I LOVE circle quilts and you'll see I've photographed a few; I aspire to make one someday. The use of color in this one--and that may even be what the award is for--is simply luscious.
This next one may look familar to you--yep, it's mine! I entered two quilts this year.
This next quilt caught my eye from a few aisles away. I absolutely LOVE that rusty red she used with the contrasting black and cream. This one was made by Jan Soules, the show's featured artist. If you want to learn more about her, click on her name and it will take you to the guild's bio on her. There are also photos of a couple more of her quilts. I know I've seen the middle one with all the flying geese in a quilt magazine before.
I couldn't resist taking a photo of the next quilt, just because I've always loved this pattern and I have it in my pattern stash to make someday. I think this is the first time I've seen it made, though.
Laurel Anderson created the next quilt. Laurel teaches and writes patterns and books. Click on her name to view her website. Laurel has been a past featured artist, and the pattern for this quilt is available on her website. Isn't it a beauty?
Isn't this one fun and whimsical? It reminds me of Mary Lou Weidman's quilts. Sadly, I was running out of time and didn't read the story behind this one.
Another beautiful quilt--I told you I like circles! And I'm not the only one who liked it, as you can see by the rainbow ribbon.
If this one looks familiar--yep, me again. It was really nice to have this one hanging in a place where I could finally get a decent photo of it.
I think this is a fun Christmas/Santa quilt. My friend Sandy has the patterns. I may need to borrow them someday to make one for myself!
The show's over and my bed is calling to me. It's been another long and busy day. Thanks for stopping by to visit!
P.S.: There are many, many more wonderful quilts at the show I didn't get to photograph, and there are even some I DID photograph but didn't upload because I didn't want to overwhelm anyone. If you're in the Sacramento area today (Sunday), the show is open until 4 p.m. For information, click on the link to the featured artist, and from there you can access additional information about cost, location, hours, etc.