Sunday, September 17, 2017

Anchorage Log Cabin Quilt Show 2017

I can't take any credit for helping to hang our show this year. I decided to be kind to my new knee & just enjoy the show. I spent a few hours there today, & snapped a few photos of just a small sample of the quilts.
This 1st struck me as familiar, then I realized I had quilted it. It's a comfort quilt & is being offered for sale. Money will go to whichever charity the purchaser chooses.

Robyn Maas made this yummy log cabin quilt.

Rainbow Birches by Veronica Haberthuer (her own design).

This Judy Niemeyer design was pieced by Jane Ferguson, & quilted by Joann Gruber

Barbara Clinton credited Rayna Gillman's technique, using some block she had received from Japan. She called it "What If...?"
George Taylor said he started this in 1976, & had put some hand quilting into it. He moved & it was set aside for years. One day he decided to take out all of his hand quilting, & had Joann Gruber machine quilted it for him. It only took 41 years! I LOVE it George!

Here's another that I fell in love with. My friend Linda Postlethwait made it. We talked yesterday about how different our styles are, & how we each love what the other does. Linda made this from re-purposed men's shirts that she got from Salvation Army for their Transformed Treasures challenge. The pattern is Kim Bracketts "Windmills", but Linda added the center appliqued circles & turned it into "Whirligig".

Rena Brinker did this set of circles for our Oxymoron  challenge. "Larger half- or Orange is the new Black"

There is always an over achiever in every challenge! Sharon DeBoer was it in our Roosting Robin. She doesn't even live in Alaska any more, but followed along in her home in Oregon (I think-correct me if I'm wrong). She & a friend flew up here to do show & tell & delver this quilt.  She made it in memory of her mom Lavonne, who a lot of us knew. She was a fabulous quilter, & Sharon obviously inherited her mom's talent. It started with the butterfly panel in the center-left. It was purchased when shopping with her mom in 1967 at "Caribou's"(no longer operating). Lavonne loved butterflies, & she loved these colors.

Another of my Calendar Girlfriends, Mary Bristol did this for her Roosting Robin. It started with a mola that she bought when she was in Panama.
This next one isn't pretty, but it brought tears to my eyes as I looked at it.  I actually voted for it as one of my viewer's choices. Another Calendar Girl Rena Brinker (again- I love the things Rena does),. Her husband's grandma sewed chainsaw pads on his Old Hickory shirts. She said she couldn't throw the last one away. She added as many of the fabrics (& non-fabrics ) of his life, as she could. She says' "Sure it looks like the dog's breakfast, but life is messy!"

I love that Grandma's handwork is being preserved in this crazy fun way.

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