Friday, May 27, 2016

Ephraim Quilt Show

Every year the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend our little town puts on the Scandinavian Heritage Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the local quilt guild stages a quilt show. It is a non-judged show featuring quilts from guild members and also the public is invited to display vintage family quilts.

Debbie and Kate minding the show
Behind Debbie and Kate is this year's raffle quilt. The Horseshoe Mountain Quilters make a quilt each year to raise money for a scholarship to Snow College.

A theme quilt
Last year Jessica designed and made a quilt for the show. She was awarded one of the scholarships from Horseshoe Mountain quilt guild a few years ago.  This year her quilt is just as fabulous as last years! I was unable to get a better photograph, the piano was in the way.

Some views of the show.

Debbie with her quilt
Close up of the quilting

Debbie is a fabulous long arm machine quilter! My photo does not do this quilt justice!  It just glows! The fabrics were well chosen and the quilting designs really compliment the piecing design.  She does quilting for hire, check out her website.

Sanpete Sampler

Brenda of Pie Plate Patterns designed a sampler featuring things related to Sanpete County. I think she did a wonderful job finding blocks that represent the county's history!

Row by Row experience
There are quite a few of our local quilters that have been participating in the Row by Row Experience. All four of these quilts won first finish at local (well, Utah) shops. They seemed to have a blast gathering patterns and visiting shops.  I might try it this summer.

Attic Window
I like this idea!  What a fun way to use a scenic panel!

Karla's tie quilt
My flash distorted the color, the red is more of a burgundy red. This was made with silk ties and silk fabrics. It is featured on the Scandinavian days website.

Art Quilt
The stitching on this piece is wonderful!

Me and my quilt
I chose to display my Utah Centennial quilt. I started it in 1996 (Utah's Centennial) but didn't complete the quilting until almost 10 years later. It is hand quilted.

We had several Lone Star vintage quilts entered into the show. The one on the left is made with satiny fabrics.
Vintage Courthouse Steps
Close up
This was lovely! Made from ties.

This is my off the wall and Finish up Friday post (Only finish of the week is helping hang the show)


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