AQS Lancaster Part I

The spring quilt shows are in full swing! Last Friday I braved the rain and drove up to the Lancaster show and it did not disappoint. This year the lighting was *very* improved, affording a much better view of the quilts. Here are some that caught my eye.

First off, Snow Bird by Charleen M. Van Steenberg. I love pointy piecing, and the way she quilted feathers in the outer rays was very effective. It’s based on the Glacier Star pattern and Mariner’s Compass pattern by Judy and Bradley Niemeyer.

Snow Bird ©Charleen M. Steenberg shown at AQS Lancaster 2017
Snow Bird ©Charleen M. Steenberg
Detail, Snow Bird ©Charleen M. Steenberg
Detail, Snow Bird ©Charleen M. Steenberg

Look at this gorgeous array of Mariner’s Compasses! It’s called Barbara’s Circle and was made by Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick. Note how the pebble quilting is varied in size and some of the pebbles have a tiny grid in them, adding extra interest.

Barbara's Circle ©Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick shown at AQS Lancaster 2017
Barbara’s Circle ©Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick
Detail, Barbara's Circle ©Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick
Detail, Barbara’s Circle ©Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick

I already gushed about Red December on a facebook live video. It was made by Gail H. Smith and Angela McCorkle and is based on the Red December pattern by Esther Aliu. The quilting is suits the design to a T.

Red December made by Gail H. Smith and Angela McCorkle based on the Red December pattern by Esther Aliu
Red December made by Gail H. Smith and Angela McCorkle based on the Red December pattern by Esther Aliu
Red December made by Gail H. Smith and Angela McCorkle based on the Red December pattern by Esther Aliu
Detail, Red December made by Gail H. Smith and Angela McCorkle based on the Red December pattern by Esther Aliu

I’ll end today’s post with a bang, or, more accurately, The Big Bang by Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak. What a great use of color and super quilting!

The Big Bang ©Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak
The Big Bang ©Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak
The Big Bang ©Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak
Detail, The Big Bang ©Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak

Stay tuned, as I’ll share some more photos later this week.

 

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