I had the pleasure of vending at the Heart of Georgia Quilt Guild’s “Silver Anniversary Celebration” Quilt Show this weekend. This is an opportunity that I don’t miss, and I am so happy they continue to invite us back to participate in their show. The talent in this guild is simply amazing, and it is always inspiring to see their beautiful creations displayed.
Each vendor was given an opportunity to choose their favorite quilt and award a “Vendor’s Choice” ribbon. I can’t tell you how difficult this was to do! I took lots of pictures the first day and then I had to sleep on it before I could decide!
Sweet Home Quilt Co. Vendor’s Choice Award. “Hope” made by Kathleen Melikian. This quilt also received the Quilter’s Choice Best Mixed Technique Award. Quilt is machine pieced, hand appliqued, and longarm machine quilted by Regina Carter. The border is Kathleen’s original design.
Close up of the Vendor’s Choice award ribbon…hand made by the guild members! All of the award ribbons were made by the guild members and were pieces of art alone!
There were so many beautiful quilts on display and I only had a limited amount of time to see the show so didn’t get nearly as many photos as I would have liked. Enjoy!
Antique Churn Dash, made by Susie Dumas. An antique top, Maker Unknown, purchase in Paducah, KY, and hand quilted by Susie.
Apple of My Eye, made by Ethel Bill; hand quilted by Kathy Reid. Quilt won Best of Show for hand quilting at the Georgia National Fair in 2008.
Art’s Log Cabin, made by Tess Thorsberg, celebrating the arrival of her first grandchild.
Baltimore Bunnies, made by Carol West. Machine pieced, hand appliqued and embroidered. Hand and longarm machine quilted by Carol West and Regina Carter.
BEST OF SHOW – Baltimore Quilt, made by Sumie Martin. Machine pieced, hand appliqued. Longarm machine quilted by Regina Carter. This quilt also won several other awards as you can see from the ribbons attached; unfortunately, I failed to note what they were! Sumie worked on this quilt 4 1/2 years!
Blue Anvils, made by Alice Smith. Wonderful miniature!
Blue Bonnets, made by Audrey Shirah.
Chimney Sweep, made by Eloise Johansen. Machine pieced and hand quilted.
Fish Got Lips, made by Tess Thorsberg. First Place in the guild’s 2009 Challenge – Four is Enough. The quilt had to have four appliqued blocks.
Four Little Pitchers, made by Sandy Gilreath. Another entry in the guild’s 2009 Challenge. Pitchers are original designs inspired by a collection of pitchers; vine is an adaptation of a published pattern by Emily Senuta. The project uses Cherrywood hand-dyed fabrics and is free motion machine quilted on a home machine, using variegated thread.
Friendship Bouquet, made by Mary Sims. Longarm machine quilted by Regina Carter.
Kentucky Album, made by Tess Thorsberg. Third Place in the guild’s 2008 Challenge – Out on a Limb. The quilt had to have a tree and had to include some orange fabric.
Log Cabin at the Beach, made by Donna Brannen. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Quilt took 3 years to piece and 3 years to quilt!
Melisa’s Bunnies, made by Susan Crook. Machine pieced, hand appliqued and embroidered. Longarm machine quilted by Dianne Dye. Susan made this quilt for her daughter, Melisa. I had the pleasure of meeting Melisa at the show…she is the only other person I’ve ever met who spells her name like I do…one ‘L’ and one ‘S’!!!
Out of the Box Poppies, made by Donna McDowell. Longarm machine quilted by Dianne Dye. Pattern is Star Struck from local designer, Pat Wys at Silver Thimble Quilt Co.
The Pleasures of Pomegranates & Poinsettias, made by Sandy Gilreath. Recognize this one? It won Sweet Home Quilt Co.’s Sponsor’s Award at the 2009 East Cobb Quilt Guild Show. Still one of my favorite quilts!
Scrappy Stars, made by Dale Smith. Machine pieced and hand appliqued. Longarm machine quilted by Dianne Dye.
Simply Vintage, made by Dale Smith. Machine pieced and hand appliqued. Longarm machine quilted by Regina Carter.
Winter Garden, made by Kathleen Melikian. Machine pieced and hand appliqued. Longarm machine quilted by Regina Carter. Vendor’s Choice Award of A Scarlet Thread. The quilt also received another award, but again, I failed to write it down.
I’ll share a special exhibit in another post, along with some incredible doll beds and quilts made by the members. I hope you’ve enjoyed the show…if you weren’t able to see it in person, you missed a really great show!