I got back from a whirlwind weekend trip to upstate Vermont last night. I made the 4-1/2 hour drive with my mom and daughter to see the VT Quilt Festival. It's the oldest (and largest?) quilt show in New England. Though known for favoring more traditional designs, it had a wide selection of everything to see - modern and hand quilting alike. The quilts I am posting today represent a selection of what was there, but the next post will feature some of the complete whimsy that I saw.
This is Diane Craft's Life at Round Pond. I like the log cabin quilts even if I probably don't possess the patience to boringly piece all the logs. The applique around it is fun (see next pic)
miniatures?... This one is Betty Chouinard's, and it took a blue ribbon! Robyn's quilt was there as well, but I royally blurred the picture. It was fun to see both of them (and their quilts) at the show yesterday. The piecing is near perfect.
Winter Frost by Thea Kazmer features very soft array of blues.
This was probably my favorite quilt there. I may be slightly biased towards the machine quilted works, but Marilyn Badger never disappoints. SuperStar appears to be all silk, and has amazing quilting. The best piecing and best longarm quilting awards verify her tremendous abilities.