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Turkey Tracks: Some Vermont Quilt Show Quilts

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Turkey Tracks:  July 13 , 2016

Some Vermont Quilt Show Quilts

Here are some pictures I came home with after the Vermont Quilt Show.

First:  Ruth McDowell, Ruth McDowell, Ruth McDowell…

Sixty-two of her quilts were on display, and they are AWESOME to see in person.

I am a long, long-term fan and took a class with her about 20 years ago.

No pics were allowed, but you can see some of her quilts at her web site:

ruthbmcdowell.com

 

As I stood there looking at her quilts, I realized that my recent efforts at improvising quilt blocks had a definite Ruth McDowell influence, especially with the use of background fabrics.  Mine are kind of squared off, while hers are fluid and have a lot of angles, but…   Her work has been–apparently–residing in my head for some years now.

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Here’s a “best of show” quilt at the show.  I thought it interesting because it was NOT the medallion quilt that is then quilted to death.  I kind of got confused about which was THE best of show quilt as there was another one up front, and it was one of the medallion types.

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Here’s Timna Tarr.  She is coming to Coastal Quilters in October, and we are beyond excited.

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I loved this group project from an Art Quilt group.  The picture is of Lake Champlain.

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This is the kind of quilt that I love best though.  Fun, functional, quirky, and just…yummy.

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And here is a low-volume beauty.

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This quilt show is fun–very easy to get to, nice folks, and lovely quilts.

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July 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Turkey Tracks: Jacob’s Ladder Quilt block

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July 13, 2016

Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Block

Finished the Jacob’s Ladder blue/neutral quilt top a while back.  Have not slowed down to QUILT IT though.

I am so, so, so enjoying this summer and have been outside a lot and just…busy.

These blocks use the four-patch blocks I made from the 2-inch square bin SUMMER BEFORE LAST!!

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I’ve had this backing fabric for some years now–loved it on sight and bought it on sale.  It’s all ironed and ready to be sewn together.

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Now I just have to slow down and quilt this quilt.

Written by louisaenright

July 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm