Winter Quilts from the 2014 Stitches in Time Quilt Show

There were so many wonderful winter quilts at the Stitches in Time Quilt Show last month. Here are just a couple of my favorites from the show.

"Yesterday" by Kay Lennon

“Yesterday” by Kay Lennon

Kay Lennon’s “Yesterday” is a great example of how to use a panel that you would hate to cut up. Yes, you do cut it, but you get to keep the integrity of the panel and add interest by piecing the window frames. Kay gave the piece even more interest by

detail on "Yesterday" by Kay Lennon

detail on “Yesterday” by Kay Lennon

adding details with jingle bells and beads. There are jingle bells on the horses, white beads on the snow, snow flake shaped beads on the window frame, just to name a few details. Quilting should always enhance a quilt top, not distract from it. Kay quilted it herself and did a great job. The quilting makes the snow look light and fluffy. I kept stopping to look at this quilt throughout the show. Each time I found a new detail. I still don’t know which detail I like best!

Another favorite of mine was Trudy Kutter’s “No School – It’s a Snow Day” which won an Honorable Mention award at the show. The pattern is called “Snow Days” by Janet Locey. When you compliment Trudy on the quilt, she will immediatey tell you that it was a kit as if she didn’t do anything. Don’t let her fool you. She may have picked it up as a kit, but it did not cut and sew itself. She really did a great job. Her points are perfect.

No School - Its a Snow Day by Trudy Kutter

No School – Its a Snow Day by Trudy Kutter

She found the kit at Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company in York, New York. It’s a great shop that I wish I lived closer to. On Saturday, November 15th they are having a Holiday Open House Extravaganza from 10 to 4. They’ll have some quick projects that you can make for Christmas gifts as well as some sweet treats!  Check it out if you have time that day!

Things that make me smile:

  • Watching kids jump into a huge pile of leaves.
  • Being a kid again and jumping into the leaves too.
  • Playing the card game Spoons.

Let’s go spread some sunshine!

-Melanie

2 thoughts on “Winter Quilts from the 2014 Stitches in Time Quilt Show

  1. Kay Lennon’s “Yesterday” has a artist’s statement attached to it. I wonder what the size of the artist statement is and how is it attached to the quilt? There does not appear to be a pin visible. Our guild is planning a quilt show, and I am looking for alternate ways to attach the artist statement. The show drape supplier will not allow the artist statement to be attached to the drape, so the usual attachment is to pin directly on the quilt using a pearl head pin through the ribbon attached to the artist statement.
    Any information you can provide will be appreciated

    • Thank you so much for your question Joan. The statement is printed on cardstock. I believe it is approximately 5″ x 8″. We clip them onto the quilt itself using a wooden clothespin with 2 handmade fabric yo-yos glued onto it. I’ll see if I can find a better picture showing the clothespin so I can post the picture for you.

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