|Minnesota Bedrock Geology Quilt 2011 by Aileen Lively|
The amazing talents of quilters from all over the state can be seen in multiple venues. Here are a few snapshots from this year.
The first quilt I saw was this 84x108 inch quilt in the Dept. of Natural Resources building. The quilter appliqued 80 different batik fabrics! Stunning. This photo does not do it justice.
|A version of the Milky Way block called Chinese Coin|
traditional block made by Sandra Claessens
There is always a nice collection of quilts in the Ramberg Senior Center, and I was able to look at these while listening to a men's choir sing some great old-time songs. I'm always drawn to these jewel-tone colors and this one has an alternating light/dark secondary pattern which gives the quilt so much motion. The one below is so wonderfully scrappy.
|Old Maid's Puzzle traditional block|
made by Mary Jane M.
|Cathedral Window traditional coverlet|
made by Angie Rogers
Are you fascinated by Cathedral Window quilts? I have actually tried one once. Lots of work, but so very pretty.
And look at this Little Red House quilt with alternating background colors. It reminds me of the suburban neighborhood I grew up in, with the houses close together. It's a lovely setting for this block that I don't think I've seen before, and I was immediately drawn to it. Love it!
More to come....
|Little Red House traditional block|
made by Carol Schwankl