My Favorite Things from MAQF 2019


of course I’d like to show you some of the beautiful quilts on display at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, but here’s the deal… It’s kinda late in the “show season”, and even though I’m relatively certain that most of the attendees at this show had never seen many of the quilts on display at this year’s MAQF,  I had seen many of the big winners at previous quilt shows we’ve vended at recently.

So instead of showing you the grand prize winners and such,  (since I already have in other posts), I’m just going to show you the things that I thought were special for one reason or another!

So here goes!

This quilt is called “String Quartet” & it was created by Ann Horton of Redwood Valley, CA. First off I loved the magnificent use of color and the border Ann created was totally cool, and as you can see in the closeup below, the stitching is magnificent!

And this beauty is called “Nepenthes” and it was created almost completely by applique and it was amazing to behold! The creator was Misty Cole of Bowie, MD and as  you can see in the closeup below, she did an incredible job on the stitching!

Susan Galewood of Newport News, VA calls this quilt “Mr. Sunshine aka Celestial Dreams“. It’s whimsical, colorful and exquisitely crafted.

I totally fell in love with this coat! I gotta say that I see lots of clothing pieces at these shows and even though they’re all wonderfully made and impressive to look at, I’ve seen very few I would actually wear myself, but this coat… I would most certainly wear! Rachel D.K. Clark calls it “Running with the Wolf“.

Next, I saw this fantabulous ironing board and couldnt resist since the portable board Ive been using since time began has been collapsing on me of late. I LOVE it! I can use it with the legs extended like a table board (as seen above, but please excuse the mess in the background) or I can purposely close the legs and use it flat on the table. It also has a nifty handle if I want to use it “on location”. But of course the thing I love the most is that its covered with CATS! I got it atTNTQuiltBoards just in case you’re interested.

And finally, this quilt is one of the most fascinating I’ve seen in quite some time! First off, it has a 3D quality to it! The artist accomplished this illusion with color and shadow of course, but he additionally added gradual distortion to the outside Dresdan plates to add perfect perspective! Check out the closeup below to get a better idea what I mean!

The creator of this piece of art is Roger Winchell of Asheville, NC and he calls it “Dresdan Spiral“.

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into what makes makes these big Quilt Festivals so special! If you ever get the chance to attend one, your answer should always be YES! If you care to share I’d love to know which of these beauties 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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5 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. Love them all and I have some serious ironing board envy. I’m seriously fascinated by that last quilt. Makes me wish I’d paid more attention in geometry.

  2. WOW! The fact that each of the strings in the String Quarter isn’t cut parallel really adds movement to the quilt. I am amazed at and in awe of the quilter of the Dresdan Spiral – I would love to know how he figured that out. And I am in 100% agreement about the coat – too pretty not to wear.

  3. I love the TNT Quilt Boards too! I bought one just like yours only a wee bit smaller!