Saturday, July 7, 2012

Vermont Show Quilts - Continued


I kept finding more and more wonderful surprises in this quilt to show you: "Gilding the Arbor" by Bethanne Nemesh of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Just look at this masterful quilting! Then scroll down and I'll tell you about Bethanne's quilt.







Bethanne was inspired by her love of the garden, whole cloth quilting, oriental silk tapestry and old botanical etchings. She drew the designs on the quilt top with chalk and wash-out markers, and quilted this with a longarm machine. Wow! This quilt has some well-deserved ribbons on it.


The quilt above is "The Jewel in the Crown" by Dawn S. Hayes of Upper Montclair, NJ. She used silks and cottons to make this opulent quilt. I love the black and white sawtooth sashing.

Below, "Looking Out - My Lunchtime View" by Susan Bishop of Queensbury, NY. And what is she having for lunch? A peanut butter and honey sandwich. 



The quilt below is titled: "Smuggler's Notch" by Anne Standish of Cambridge, VT. She took this photo, then turned it into a quilt using skills she learned from Mary Ellen Krantz. She used oil paint, inks and threadwork.  She really captures late autumn, don't you think?


And finally, here are some quilters taking a good close look at "Illusion" by Susan C. Sherman of Westport, NY (with the help of a "white glove volunteer"). This tumbling blocks quilt was inspired by an antique quilt by Ann Johnson circa 1890. Susan used a combination of recycled silk neckties and new silks. The back is also silk, as is the embroidery floss. Oh, there is a lot of embroidery in this quilt!


I enjoyed taking these photos so we could "visit the quilt show" together. 
I'm so inspired, I can't wait to get sewing!

10 comments:

June Calender said...

Thanks for the multi-post quilt show -- some very lovely quilts and very skillful work. It as a pleasure to see.

Laura said...

The quilting on that first quilt was amazing! Thanks for posting the pictures.

WoolenSails said...

Really amazing quilts and I do appreciate the nice photos you took and the close ups, that first quilt is amazing, would love to try that, maybe a small one.

Debbie

Nedra said...

wow, that quilting is amazing. I especially liked the birds.

Seams Sew Together said...

What amazing quilting on Bethanne's quilt, Beautiful!!

electricdunce said...

the orange masterpiece is lovely. The birds are just magic. Thank you so much for sharing your photos. I can hardly wait to se what you do also, Karin

electricdunce said...

the orange masterpiece is lovely. The birds are just magic. Thank you so much for sharing your photos. I can hardly wait to se what you do also, Karin

Richard Healey said...

I love the orange in that top quilt.

Lynn Harris said...

That top quilt is really spectacular!

bcurl said...

Bonnie: Wonderful, wonderful quilting. You are really carrying on the tradition - very inspirational!