I spend an extraordinary amount of time looking at quilts; that is, pictures of quilts. So when the chance arises to see them in person, I’m on it!

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Bonnie Browning and Christine Wickert in front of Shellabration, ©Christine Wickert

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the AQS show. What a treat to meet Bonnie Browning, AQS Executive Show Director, and watch her interview Christine Wickert in front of her beautiful award winning quilt Shellabration.
It’s always wonderful to see the work of one of our contributor’s “in the cloth”. Here’s Bethanne Nemesh’s gorgeous Paisley Peacock that she shared with our readers in her article The Paisley Peacock — Designing a Wholecloth Pictorial in the July/August 2015 issue . As at any show, the lighting made it hard to get the colors of the quilts spot on, but it’s obvious that her quilting shines.

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Paisley Peacock, ©Bethanne Nemesh
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Bethanne Nemesh’s article on her Paisley Peacock in the July/August 2015 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited


Part of the joy of going to a show is seeing the wide variety of styles quilters incorporate into their works of art. Just look at Reborn by Molly Hamilton-McNally.

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Reborn ©Molly Hamilton-McNally
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Detail of Reborn ©Molly Hamilton-McNally


And how about Jane Frenke’s Spheres IX? What great quilting on both Molly and Jane’s pieces..

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Spheres IX ©Jane Frenke


In addition to the show quilts, there were several special exhibits, including an amazing collection of Japanese quilts called “Symphony of Colors.” Here’s a detail from Mizumandara by Yoko Ueda.

Mizumandara ©Yoko Uedo

Though hand quilted, this quilt had perhaps my favorite detail of all time on a quilt. Look at those eyes! They’re on World as if Floating by Pachiko Yoshida.

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World as if Floating ©Pachiko Yoshida

Thanks for joining me on my little travelogue of the show. If you attended, what was your favorite quilt?


6 Responses to Road Trip – Lancaster Quilt Show

  1. Love MQU. Look forward to my copy coming in the mail. I have been to Paducah numerous times. Phoenix, and Syracuse and this year Lancaster. I won’t be back to Lancaster again. Was disappointed that I forgot my spotlight. Would have been nice to see the quilts. Was impossible with the lighting. Feel bad for those quilters who sent quilts for them not to be in any lighting let alone good lighting.

  2. I agree, the lighting was, as one of my friends put it, “tricky” in some places. You might want to pass on your feelings to the show organizers. I’m sure that they’d appreciate constructive feedback. Thanks for your kind words about MQU!

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