April 24, 2013

Last weekend I was at the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association’s biannual show. My booth was right up front and I was delighted to find out that I was directly across from the featured quilters, one of whom was Bobbi Finley!

I first met Bobbi, who’s friends with a number of friends of mine, in 2010 at Road to California. In the years since then she’s popped by my booth at various shows to say hello. It was great having a chance to be neighbors for the weekend.

Bobbi is co-author with Carol Gilham Jones of the wonderful book Tile Quilt Revival, previously featured here on the blog. She had beautiful samples of tile quilts hung up, as well as some quilts from her new book with Carol, Fresh Perspectives.


Subtitled “Reinventing 18 Classic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum,” this very cool book shows fresh, new updated versions side by side with the classic quilts that inspired them.

The cover quilt.

New houses!

There were some incredible appliqué quilts in the show.

Baltimore & Bali by Charlotte Scholberg

Olive Roses by Ratnes Siva

Penny Tucker is good buddies with my buddy Pam and is a fabulous appliqué teacher. Whiffle Tree is since closed, and Penny now teaches at Prairie Queens in San Jose, California.

Summer by Kathy McComas

Brenda's Wooly Garden by Brenda Croak

Kaye Moore is a buddy of mine in quilt-show land, and does the most incredible work with wool appliqué. If you haven’t seen Kaye’s article here on the blog, you should check it out!

And then there were a couple of old-timey quilts… okay, when I read their descriptions I kind of choked up. You’ll see what I mean.

Prairie Sunflowers by Karen Friedrichs

Sunbonnet Sue by Renee Rankin

Gulp. Quilts are mighty powerful things, aren’t they?

In other news:

This weekend I’m off to San Luis Obispo for the Seven Sisters Quilt Show. If you’re in that neighborhood, I hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars for the 100 Blocks Volume 7 blog tour! It’s April 29-May 3. Start each day at the Quilmaker blog, Quilty Pleasures. From there you’ll be sent off each day to blogs written by the designers who have a block in the issue. There are lots of great creative ideas along the way, not to mention giveaways, so don’t miss the tour. My day is Tuesday, April 30.

See you then!
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

Comments

6 Responses to “SCVQA Show & Tell”

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  1. Loris Mills on April 24th, 2013 9:18 am

    I’ll see ya Sunday at 7 Sisters :-)
    Can’t wait!

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  3. Joni Strother on April 24th, 2013 10:53 am

    Thank you for such a beautiful review of the SCVQA quilt show. What a wonderful blog.

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  5. Debbie St.Germain on April 24th, 2013 7:46 pm

    Beautiful examples of the quilts in the show, always admire the baltimore album quilts.

    Debbie

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  7. maritza on April 25th, 2013 12:04 am

    Están preciosos todos los trabajos. Un beso

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  9. Kim Kreis on April 29th, 2013 4:34 am

    A little more about Renee Rankin’s quilt. There are 2 quilts, just the same, made by our Grandmother who died before we were born. I have always loved them, and used them. When I learned about Renee, I just knew deep down one had been made for her and one for me. We both quilt, and I knew Renee would understand.

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  11. admin on April 29th, 2013 9:12 am

    Kim, thank you so very much for your note. This story touches my heart.

    Kay

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