My Favorite Quilts from Int’l Quilt Market/Festival 2018

And now

it’s time for my favorite post from International Quilt Market & Festival because now I get to show you the quilts that are MY personal favorites! But first I want to emphasize that I am no expert on quilting. As a matter of fact, I’m really not even a quilter myself having only taken two to completion, so I’m far from qualified to be a judge!  But here’s the thing… I AM a fan and a longtime admirer of excellent quilting and I know what I like, so what you’ll see below simply represents MY personal taste so I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did!  🙂

“Christmas Poppies” by Linda Fleschner of North Fond du lac, WI
I think what you’ll notice immediately about the quilts that I chose,
is the amazing use of color, and this quilt has it in SPADES!

“Fleur de Glace” by Colette Dumont of Saint-Romain, Quebec, Canada
I was fascinated by this quilt because of the totally EXQUISITE applique-work!
and believe me, you’d need to SEE it to believe it!

“Carnival” by Beth Nufer of Brookings, OR
I was drawn to this quilt because it had really cool 3D effects.
The subtle shadings, expecially in the neutral areas must’ve been so hard to achieve!

“Floris Circularis” by Denise Griffiths of Shellharbour, NSW, Australia
And as a confirmed lover of all things black & white, how could I NOT include THIS beauty?

“Raven’s Flight” by Gretchen Adams of Alion, NY
And believe it or not, the source material for this “miniature” piece was not a textile at all… but was LEATHER! Gretchen actually stopped by our booth to show me the bag she had designed created herself with a “quilted” flap done in a similar fashion. It was amazing and so was this tiny masterpiece!

“Spring Trio” by Jane Sassaman of Harvard, IL
And you may not know this, but Jane Sassaman, the creator of this piece is a hero of mine! Turns out that this entry is so typical of her style that it didn’t surprise me at ALL that it was Jan’s work! I love it!

“Dear Paula, with Sincere Thanks” by Karen Fischer of Tucson, AZ
And speaking of heroes… it turns out that I’m not the only one who totally admires Paula Nadelstern’s work! Evidently Karen attended a workshop that Paula was teaching
and was SO inspired that she created this piece in her honor!

“The Royal Huntress” by Karlee Porter of Clinton, UT
Which brings us to this piece, which in my humble estimation was the most impressive and creative entry in the show! Had I been a judge (which I certainly was not), I would have voted for it to be my “Best in Show”! Mesmerizing… spectacular… and out-of-this-world are descriptors that are totally inadequate in reference to beauty! Just check out the closeup below…..

See what I mean?????

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

I’d love to know what you think of the quilts I chose to include here? Which of these quilts was YOUR favorite?  And remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.


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4 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. I see another pattern here. You have a marked preference for medallion quilts. Perhaps it is related to your work focuses on bags. In any case, those are all wonderful quilts! Thank you for sharing them.

  2. What gorgeous work! I love all of this! The quilts, the teachers, the designers, the quilters and the enthusiasts! What a wonderful world to live in.

    I also love your newsletter and always read it from start to finish.
    Thank you so much!