Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - NC Quilt Symposium Edition - Day One

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  This week, I am singing the praises of Durham Orange Quilters Guild and the North Carolina Quilt Symposium.  I haven't attended Symposium in quite some years, but DOQ was the host guild this year and it was only (one more) trip to Raleigh.  (As you may recall, I was just there twice in one week to retrieve DS1 from NCSU for Summer Break.)

The people responsible for the hang did a phenomenal job!!  I "worked the show" Thursday afternoon and all day Friday.  Each time I went through, I noticed a quilt that I hadn't spotted on my last pass.

Photos were taken during the first two days of the show and they are presented in no particular order.  Yes, I realize that this IS a photo-heavy post...

This quilt was the first to reach out and grab me.  It embraced the the theme for the show, Building Friendships - Building Skills, with the use of Friendship Star blocks.  Of course, the super-scrappy selvage blocks probably helped draw me in:



Maker tag:


You may not be able to see the texture of the fabric on the "wrinkly" side of the ironing board, but the "irony" side is obviously flat and smooth:



Apologies to the quilts maker, as the tag is blurred.  It was made for a challenge and the theme was **irony**.  I bet the organizers didn't see this depiction coming!!

Ties turned into a quilt:



Maker tag:


Some time must have passed  between the last photo and this one, as I took a shot of the maker tag BEFORE the quilt...



This quilt celebrates a special breed of people:


FINALLY, this quilt's maker was revealed:


Our quilt bee saw this quilt during the quilting process, as the quilter is a member and she wanted to bounce a design idea off the group:


The quilting turned out beautifully:



Just inside the door...


... Was THIS stunning Bargello quilt:


I'm still wondering if anyone spotted the surprise!!

I couldn't resist a shot of this adorable village:



Again, I switched my photo sequence...

The evening cityscape quilt's maker tag:



This photo is for my friends from the RSC Quilters:



There was some fine longarm quilting on it:

 

And... Here is the maker tag:


A fellow NT Nights beemate created this beauty:


Maker tag:


A mini and its maker tag in one shot:


Have you ever seen a fairy garden quilt?


Well, this one is a gnome home:


Along with its maker tag:


A grouping of challenge quilts...


I couldn't decide, but this one might have been my favorite:


Maker tag:


A group of thread painted life-like cats by Karen West:


A raw-edge appliqued landscape, best viewed at a distance:


Maker tag:


Stamping, painting and dyeing, anyone???


Another landscape, but VERY different construction:


Same maker:


En Provence, anyone???


Its maker:


Kaffe-esque, but tamed:

Maker tag:


Do you BQ???

I love the big, bold print paired with black and white:


Maker tag:



50 may have been a year or two ago, but this quilt is timeless:


Maker tag:


Hilary will like this one:


Maker tag:


Here is another textural piece:


The maker tag:


That's it for today's show post.  I hope you enjoyed the quilts that I photographed.  Please come back next week for another look at the 2017 North Carolina Quilt Symposium show.

Until next time...
Quilt happy!!!

5 comments:

  1. Wow!! Lots of beautiful quilts there, thanks for sharing. Didn't find the surprise sadly. Love the gnome home.

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  2. Fun seeing the quilts through your eyes. It was a great show!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the eye candy! I just visited Libby's blog and saw you went together. How fun! I love the star quilt and the kaffe-esque quilt!

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  4. What beautiful work! Thanks for sharing Joy.

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  5. yay! love seeing these quilts again.

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