More pictures of the beautiful quilts from the Festival of Quilts Show and the members of the Heart of Georgia Quilt Guild.
Cottage and Flowers by Joyce Jones
(hand appliqued and hand quilted!)
Toots’s Flower Garden by Alice Smith
A Piece ‘O Cake pattern, Alice started this quilt in Utah in 1987, worked on it in Hawaii, Korea, Florida and New Hampshire, and finally finished it in Georgia! I wish you could see the machine quilting done by Alice on her Bernina – it was simply amazing!
Hidden Star (miniature) by Kathy Darley
Buttons Blooms and Baskets by Alice Smith
Stretched Chains by Page O’Neill
Miss Lily’s Baskets by Sandy Gilreath
(an original design)
Hartwell Commons by Sandy Gilreath
Quilt features silk ribbon embroidery, free motion quilting, and applique. This quilt has been selected as a semi-finalist in the AQS Show & Contest in Paducah, April 2012.
How Does My Garden Grow by Jeannine Burton
This quilt was fabulous with machine embroidered applique flowers and crystal “bling” all over it!
Raj, Rob Roy, and Ralph (Rooster series) by Beth McGinn
Blue Flame by Carol West
Pansy Baskets by Sumie Martin
Exotic Flowers by Joyce Jones
(hand appliqued and hand quilted)
Mill Wheel by Laurene Wooten
(hand pieced and hand quilted)
Angeline’s Garden Quilt by Angeline Walker
(Angie’s first applique quilt!!!)
Friends and Flowers, You Can Never Have Enough by Sheila Bender
As I mentioned earlier, talent abounds in this guild. Many members had 7, 8, 9, and even 10 quilts entered in this show! And you can see that they really, really love applique and do some absolutely amazing work! I am always awestruck and inspired while viewing the masterpieces created by this guild!
There were a couple of special exhibits that I’ll share with you in a separate post so that I can share the stories, too. In the meantime, if you have an opportunity to attend a guild quilt show and view the local talent, please do so in support of the quilters who put so much time and effort into their work. But remember, don’t touch the quilts or you could end up like these hapless folks…