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A Light-hearted Look at Appliqué Quilts by Sandy Fitzpatrick

Capital Quilters Guild

A Little Virtual Quilt Show

UncategorizedSandy Fitzpatrick4 Comments

IMG_1970 What a great time we had at the Vintage View Quilt Show this past weekend! The Capital Quilt Guild, along with the Carolina Longarm Association banded together to create this wonderful show and it was amazing! Over 450 quilts were entered and the skill and expertise were obvious in all the beautiful quilts. Since I was vending at the show, I arrived early every morning so that I could get a chance to see all the beautiful quilts myself. Here are a few photos in case you missed it.

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Botanikal by Lynne Turner-Lio is an adaptation of Robin Pandolph's "Botanika" pattern. Lynne added dimension appliqué to make this the Best of Show quilt!

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Wilson, North Carolina by Frances Tillery shows many of the buildings in Wilson where Frances grew up.

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Spring Bouquet by Karen West made from a kit by Laundry Basket Quilts and quilted by Suzan deSerres.

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Dancing Batik by Noi Bland and quilted by Angela Clark.

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Lollipop Trees by Sharyn Cole. This quilt is from a pattern by Kim McLean and was quilted by Suzan deSerres.

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Arboretum by Sheryl Lucas was one of the first quilts Sheryl made. It was quilted by Ann Hull.

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Smokey Mountain Feathered Star by Angela Clark. This quilt was part of a Dee Dalton Mystery Retreat, the pattern is Star Trekks by Dee Dalton and the quilting design is by Dawna Sanders.

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Snails Trails by Gail B. Draney was a Saturday Sampler quilt for 2012 from Bernina World of Sewing. It was quilted by Jan Marie Potter.

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I even managed to garner a ribbon of my own with my Acorns Away quilt which I created from a block I made for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. My own design, my own quilting.

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These cute little quiltlets were stitched up by Brenda Keeley for herself and her two sisters using my Tweet pattern. She said she made each of the quilts and gave two of them to her sisters but had to ask for them back so that she could enter them in the show. The next picture is a photo of the works in progress. I love it when customers send me photos of items created from my designs!

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Hope you enjoyed this virtual little quilt show and are working on your own fun creations!

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Vintage View Quilt Show in Raleigh

UncategorizedSandy Fitzpatrick1 Comment

VintageViewQuiltShow1 Getting excited for the upcoming quilt show here in Raleigh this weekend. I'll be setting up tomorrow and the show starts on Friday. The following press release contains all the info you need to be able to plan your visit to the show. Hope to see you there! There are approximately 450 quilts for you to drool over, I even entered one myself.

Raleigh, NC…Whether you want to take a step back in time to remember the days of your grandmother’s soft comfy quilt or fast forward to today's cutting edge quilting techniques, you’ll find it all at the Vintage View Quilt Show, March 14-16, 2014 at the Kerr Scott Building at NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. “The Capital Quilters Guild (CQG) is partnering with the Carolina Longarm Association (CLA) to present this big show. The group anticipates 400 quilts on display, vendors, demonstrations, Wearable Quilt Art Displays, and special exhibits,” said CQG President Penny Prichard adding that the show is a fundraising event for the two non-profit groups. The three-day show will include judged quilts (submitted prior to the show), themed exhibits and 40 vendors who will offer every type of quilt tool, patterns, notions, fabric and machines geared to the casual and dedicated quilter and sewer. Hours for the show are: Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4. Admission to Vintage View Quilt Show is $5. “Since our grandmothers lovingly stitched every piece by hand, we follow suit but on machines,” said Suzan deSerres, President of the Carolina Longarm Association who added that quilting is a $ 3.58 billion dollar industry that appeals to an estimated 21 million women and men over the age of 18 who shop at approximately 3,500 quilt shops in the United States. (over 50 in North Carolina; 11 in Triangle Region). Traditional quilting abounds and still appeals although art quilting is making its mark in this modern era.