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Turkey Tracks: Pine Tree Quilt Guild 2015 Show

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Turkey Tracks:  July 27, 2015

Pine Tree Quilt Guild 2015 Show

Yesterday was the final day of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild Show, the big state show in Maine.

I came off the windjammer J&E Riggin on Saturday and turned around by Sunday to get myself to Augusta to both see the show and to bring home our Coastal Quilters’ Challenge Quilts, which were hung in the show.  (You can see those quilts on the Coastalquiltersmaine1 blog if you like.

My favorite quilt in the show as a quilt made by our own Sarah Ann Smith–which did win a blue ribbon.  This winning quilt is a portrait of her son Eli, who is both a runner and a wrestler.  You can see this quilt and one of her oldest son Josh on her terrific web site:  www.sarahannsmith.  Click on gallery, and then people.  (Sarah is a nationally known quilter who teaches all over the country, including at Houston.  She is one talented woman.)

But, not having Sarah’s artistic talent and being a scrappy quilter, this quilt by Kathy Boudreau drew my attention and is still singing around my head:


Look at the use of the selvages!!!

Here’s some close-ups of the birds:




Oh my goodness!


Written by louisaenright

July 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm

16 Responses

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  1. I loved this one, too !

    Sent from my iPad


    Rebecca Hokkanen

    July 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

  2. LOVE it! the selvege dots add such fun energy, and the birds- oh my!! thanks for sharing this!

    judith brill

    July 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  3. What a unique and beautiful piece.


    July 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

  4. Happy birds!

    Sent from my iPhone


    June Derr

    July 29, 2015 at 11:05 am

  5. I didn’t realize it was selvedges until you showed the close-up, but I love the birds. Thanks for sharing this one!


    August 8, 2015 at 6:32 pm

  6. I love this master piece, I would like the pattern for sure. It is beautiful. I have always been a bird lover.
    Tell me where I can order the pattern.

    Judy Slominski

    January 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    • I have no idea, Judy. It is someone else’s quilt at a quilt show. It could well be that person’s own design. Glad you like it too.


      January 14, 2018 at 11:57 am

  7. Absolutely love it!!! I wish that I had saved all my selvages since I started quilting five years ago. I’ll start this weekend with my next project…Christmas placemats….couldn’t find the ones I made last year…it’s an excuse to try a new pattern!

    Michelle zimmer

    January 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

  8. Wonderfully whimsy


    November 25, 2018 at 7:17 pm

  9. Oh my gosh! That is delightful!!!🤩🤗👏👏👏 I absolutely love this🥰😚


    March 7, 2020 at 11:43 am

  10. Adorable!!!! I’ve been saving my selvages for quite awhile! Love the reminders of some of my favorite fabrics!


    May 25, 2020 at 10:56 am

    • This quilt, by far, gets more comments than the other quilts, etc. I love it too!


      May 26, 2020 at 8:17 am

  11. Notice that she put tiny–maybe 1/2 inch strips of color between selveges. Brightens it! I love this and am already starting on my own version.

    Marty Highfield

    August 4, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    • I love this quilt too, and it continues to get comments on the blog. Thanks for reading my blog, btw. Also, the tiny strips of colors are likely what are next to the selvage. When I rip them off, I always include some of the color as well, and I suspect that’s what this quilter did. But, yes, the bits of color just give such lovely texture.


      August 5, 2020 at 9:20 am

  12. Love that little quilt.


    September 11, 2020 at 7:56 pm

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