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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:



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.


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.



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



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



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



And here is a low-volume beauty.



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

Written by louisaenright

July 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Turkey Tracks: The Vermont Quilt Show

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Turkey Tracks:  June 28, 2016

The Vermont Quilt Show

I drove over to Burlington, Vermont, this weekend to see Bellevue High School (1963) classmate Penny Rogers Camm and the Vermont Quilt Show.


Can I say that we had a wonderful visit that included a lot of laughter.  She will come to me in September for a windjammer cruise (we go on different boats at the same time this year), for a visit to the Common Ground Fair (MOFGA), and to organize some quilting projects.  Penny went to the Vermont Quilt Show last year, loved the quilts, and thought she might like to get into this kind of sewing.  She will be a natural as she has a very strong design background.

I’ll do another post on some of the quilts, but for now I’ll leave you with a video of an amazing quilt the likes of which I have never seen.

So unusual!


Written by louisaenright

June 28, 2016 at 3:16 pm