A couple of weeks ago a group of us from the NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild headed out to the Mancuso Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey in Somerset, NJ.
Let me tell you who we all are:
Back Row: Andrea; Andrea - co-owner at Gotham Quilts; Nellie
Front Row: Ivete - co-owner at Gotham Quilts; Chris - that's me!; Susan - owner at Easy Piecing
and this pic makes me giggle, what do we look like? Though I do think I should apologise to Andrea for posting it!
Left to right: Ivete; Chris; Susan; Andrea; Sue; Eva
Before we look at the quilts here are three highlights from my day.
Absolutely the best thing that happened was that, after years of talking via the web, I finally met up with this lovely, lovely lady. You'll probably recognise her but if not she's Jess Skultety of Quilt Habit - if you haven't visited her blog then now's the time to do it and I'd recommend signing up for her bi-monthly newsletter The Wonky Press too, she's got a lot to share and Jess is def a rising star in the quilty world and one to watch.
You know what I wasn't prepared for - how tall Jess is!!! To be fair I'm quite a short arse but look how I'm on my tiptoes in this pic and she's bending down next to me and still so much taller and she's wearing the Pretty Potent skirt she's shared with us on her blog, it was a lot of fun to finally meet :D
This is me with the wonderful Usha Berlin of Handloom Batiks, Hudson, NY. Usha had a booth at the festival but as I've so much to share with you about Usha and her incredible block printed fabrics I'll be writing a separate post soon.
One of my fabulous friends and 'ladies who lunch' buddies is Susan Sato of Easy Piecing, Brooklyn, NY. Here she is in her booth at the festival - if you're wanting anything Sashiko or paper pieced or unusual hand printed fabrics and silks she's your gal and you can keep up with where she'll be vending here on her website. Susan's been busy developing her own Sashiko designs and kits that I'll be sharing with you in another post soon.
There was so much quilt inspiration and I took lots of pics of my faves to share.
Aside from quilt details, there'll be few words from me - enjoy the pics.
Silk Road Sampler - Melissa Sobotka
Best In Show 2016
My friends, Kitty Swires and Aleeda Crawley, with the NYC Empire Quilters Guild ROY G BIV fundraising quilt.
My friend, Betsy Vinegrad, had quite a number of quilts hanging at the show. That's Betsy above with her Luminance quilt and her others are below.
Orbit - Betsy Vinegrad
Spare Change - Betsy Vinegrad
Judge's Choice 2016
The Big Swirl - Betsy Vinegrad, NJMQG
Fly By Night - Betsy Vinegrad, NJMQG
Tipsy Teacups - Aleeda Crawley
The Blood Remembers - Sandy Curran
3rd Place Innovative 2016
A Slice of Pi - Connie Kinclus Griner
1st Place Modern 2016
Hungry Hunter - Anna Faustino
Best Sewing Machine Workmanship 2016
Tulip Fields - Anna Faustino
Best Innovative Style Quilt 2016
Moonflower - Molly Y Hamilton-McNally
1st Place Innovative 2016
Magical Toys - Flora Joy
Best Wall Quilt 2016
See more of Flora's incredible trispective three-dimensional work here on her website.
Daisy-My Dachshund - Barbara Laskowski
Ivete is loving this quilt, she must be missing her own dachshund, Arnold.
Phlox - Joanna Monroe
Mysterious - Sherrie L Turkheimer
I love these 2 quilts but for some reason, I haven't taken down the info for each at the show. If you know who made these quilts and/or what they're called please let me know so I can update this post.
Mariposa - Stacey Day
Third Place Pieced www.hoffmanchallenge.com
I was so excited to walk around a corner and see this quilt by my Vancouver-based friend Stacey - you can read more about my Vancouver adventures with Stacey and the Vancouver MQG here.
Controlled Chaos - Sally Davis
designed by Sue Spargo made by Julie Stockler quilted by Barbara Persing
Tropical Punch - Ann Horton
Best Use of Embellishments Innovative 2016
Reinventing the Wheel - Erin Davis, S Napier, S Cureton, C Calvert, J Ramsey, M Capron, J Passell
Honorable Mention Modern 2016
Dropcloth - M Mueller
Best Interpretation of Mid-Century Theme Modern 2016
Winter Fields - Cynthia L Vogt
Judge's Choice and Best Use of Color Innovative 2016
It all Adds Up - NJMQG Members Group Charity Quilt
Rachel's Quilt - Sue Erdreich, NJMQG
My Guild and Retreat buddy Sue with the fab quilt she's made for her daughter. Rachel will be so pleased to finally get this one on her bed!!!
Urban Suburban - Tracy Baird, NJMQG
A Different Stripe - Group Quilt, NJMQG
Pink Zinnia - Deb Veshinfsky
Allentown Crazy Quilters - 2015 Paint Chip Challenge
Intermingle - Members Group Charity Quilt, NJMQG
Pinch Me!!! - Mary Harned
Curator's Choice Applique www.hoffmanchallenge.com
If you're still with me WOW you must really love looking at quilts as much as I do! Now you'll probably need to stretch your legs and make a fresh cuppa, thanks for coming along with me to the NJ Quilt & Sewing Fest 2016 :D
When you're refreshed you'll want to click the link below to see more wonderful quilt exhibitions I've been to too:
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