Share your Quilts


I’m always impressed at our MQG meetings with the “beginner” quilters that show these wonderful examples of their work, and are often timid about showing them off.  A lot of new quilters lack confidence in their own skills, it seems.  We all had to start somewhere, right?!?  So, no matter your skill level, I think if you create quilts (or artwork of any kind) you should share them with other people, including other quilters.  Constructive criticism can be a valuable learning tool.  And, well, that other kind of criticism isn’t worth wasting your time on.  (Believe me, I overheard plenty of that other kind while walking through the show last weekend.)

Several of our Des Moines MQG members are also members of DMAQG, and submitted projects to the show.  It was fun to see MQG member’s names jump out at me as I walked around the show.

This is Katie’s snails trail:

Penny’s New Wave quilt made primarily from Denyse Schmidt fabrics:

Tricia’s Wonky Log Cabin quilt:

Her pillow, made for our Pillow Swap this Spring:

Lola Z’s pineapple mini:

My twin-size Modern Fortune quilt:

Janeen’s very fun Dr. Seuss Christmas quilt:

And this beautiful art quilt, by Janet, entitled Hawaiian Hospitality:

And, I know there were others…but these are the few I managed to get shots of.

There were several quilts in the juried AQS exhibits that were of a very modern aesthetic.  At least two wonky log-cabin style quilts, and a few pieces with the feel of a Gees Bend quilt.  Modern or Traditional, the theme for the day was superb craftsmanship and well-executed quilting!

(If you read yesterday’s post early; last night, I added an update with a photo of the delivered and installed sewing table.  You may want to go back and take a peek!)


2 thoughts on “Share your Quilts

  1. How fun to see many modern quilts in the show. I saw a few in our Grand Rapids show last weekend. I’ll blog them later. Your quilt is my fave! I just love it! Heading back to look at the table!

  2. Wow! All those are beautiful! I have to say something about Janeen’s Christmas quilt. I’m not overly fond of licensed character fabrics, but her quilt changed my mind. She put the whimsy into it and made it really, really cute! I love the color and spots of Seuss.

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