Sunday, September 15, 2019

Squanicook Guild Show 2019

The Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild presented a show called "Autumn Festival of Quilts" on September 14 & 15 at the Hawthorne Brooke Middle School in Townsend, Massachusetts. The show was excellent and showcased the talents of many quilters. I asked my husband to take a few photos of quilts we really enjoyed seeing and those are presented here to honor the quiltmakers who made them and to encourage you to attend their show in the future.

"Wayne's Hunting Quilt" by Ann W. Penn

A very large quilt at 104" x 90" is called "Wayne's Hunting Quilt" made by Ann W. Penn. She machine pieced it and had Melissa Hayes of The Complete Quilt do the machine quilting. The quilt is fetching with its many images of wildlife and its autumn hues in the print designs. It was made for Ann's friend's husband who is an avid hunter and fisherman. Ann acquired the fabrics from various sources.

"Allen's Celtic Quilt" by Anna-Maria Poole

"Allen's Celtic Quilt" by Anna-Maria Poole is based on one of her son's Celtic drawings when he was in high school. The quilt measures 58" x 99" and caught our attention! I loved the neutral color fabric which has stars!

"Robin the Quilter" by Robin Murch

A whimsical addition to the show was a doll called "Robin the Quilter" by Robin Murch. The doll is based on a published pattern by Elinor Peace Bailey and represents Robin after a successful day of shopping at quilt shops.

"Hampton Ridge" by Barbara Seney

I fell in love with "Hampton Ridge" by Barbara Seney, an 89" x 89" quilt based on BOM patterns published by Paula Barnes. "A Stitch in Time" quilted the quilt. The color choices are great and the borders really complement the pieced blocks.

"Scraps for Naps" by Sandra Tuttle

A very colorful quilt is entitled "Scraps for Naps." This lap size quilt was made by Sandra Tuttle from a published pattern. It is machine-pieced and then machine quilted by "Seventh Heaven Quilting." This looks like a great way to use up leftovers from the scrap bag. I enjoyed Sandra's placement of colors!

"Vintage Rose" by Leo McClure

"Vintage Rose" by Leo McClure measures 78" x 78" and is based on a Judy Niemeyer pattern for paper piecing. This was Leo's first attempt at that technique. The quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted by Leo McClure, "Quilts by Leo." The pink triangles in the center of the quilt give it a focal point and interior movement. Love the color combination!

All in all, this was a wonderful show! I hope you enjoyed a peek at a few of the spectacular items on display!