Tradition – PNQE 2017

I still fall in love with beautiful quilting on a fairly simple background. Here are four outstanding quilts from the World Quilt pieces exhibited at PNQE 2017. (I apologize that some of the full shots are not perfect; sometimes it’s difficult to get a great photo at a show. That said, I really was most interested in the phenomenal details of each of these lovely pieces.)

Copper Connections by Lynda Jackson of the United Kingdom. One word: swooning!

Copper Connections ©Lynda Jackson of the United Kingdom
Copper Connections ©Lynda Jackson of the United Kingdom
Detail Copper Connections ©Lynda Jackson of the United Kingdom
Detail Copper Connections ©Lynda Jackson of the United Kingdom
Detail Copper Connections ©Lynda Jackson of the United Kingdom
Detail Copper Connections ©Lynda Jackson of the United Kingdom

The Night Parliament by Joe Bennison of the United Kingdom. So many fine quilting motifs. The extra weight of stitching multiple times around the owls adds just the right amount of emphasis to them.

The Night Parliament ©Joe Bennison of the United Kingdom.
The Night Parliament ©Joe Bennison of the United Kingdom.
Detail The Night Parliament ©Joe Bennison of the United Kingdom.
Detail The Night Parliament ©Joe Bennison of the United Kingdom.

Juno by Sandy Chandler of the United Kingdom. Classic, elegant, and very large!

Juno ©Sandy Chandler of the United Kingdom.
Juno ©Sandy Chandler of the United Kingdom.
Detail Juno ©Sandy Chandler of the United Kingdom.
Detail Juno ©Sandy Chandler of the United Kingdom.
Detail Juno ©Sandy Chandler of the United Kingdom.
Detail Juno ©Sandy Chandler of the United Kingdom.

And last, but most certainly not least, North Country Girl by Karen Terrens of Australia. I’m completely smitten with this quilt. It’s perhaps my favorite strippy style quilt of all time.

North Country Girl ©Karen Terrens of Australia
North Country Girl ©Karen Terrens of Australia (with bonus show attendee)
North Country Girl ©Karen Terrens of Australia
North Country Girl ©Karen Terrens of Australia
North Country Girl ©Karen Terrens of Australia
North Country Girl ©Karen Terrens of Australia

It’s certainly true that the quilting makes these quilts!

4 Responses to Tradition – PNQE 2017

  1. Hello Diane
    Thank you for featuring my quilt North Country Girl – I don’t think anyone has ever used the word “smitten” about one of my quilts!

    Thanks for showing some of the other incredible quilts – I also tend to love quilts where the quilting is the main feature.

  2. Hi Diane,

    Very many thanks for your very kind comments about my quilt “Juno”. Believe it or not, this is one of my smaller quilts – My whole cloth quilts are usually around 110ins square! However, I was devastated to see how badly creased it was. Unfortunately, I had no control over how it was packed as it was sent with a “consignment” from the UK. I usually send my quilts to shows on a carpet roll to prevent them from getting creased. This particular quilt came second at the FoQ in 2015 in the traditional category and in 2016 I won the traditional category with my quilt “Infinity” which went on to win Best in Show.

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