An Unfinished Life by Karen Blocher of Unionville,
Tide's Out: Pismo Beach by Andi Perejda of Arroyo
2014 NQA Certified Judge Challenge
Given only the inner dimensions of sky, water and
land along with the outer dimensions of 18" - 30" x
30" length, twenty one NQA Certified Judges took on
the challenge of creating a continuous coastline.
A wide variety of techniques were employed creating
scenes ranging from the eastern Carolina coast to
the coasts of California and Oregon. Warm sandy
beaches change to northern tree lined lake fronts
and then to marshy bird sanctuaries; from realistic
sunny days to comedic imaginative thoughts.
Enjoy yourself as you immerse yourself in our
journey and it may help you to recall poignant
memories of a coastal journey from your own past.
2014 SewBatik Challenge
Louisville, Oklahoma City 2015)
Sponsored by National Quilting Association (NQA) and
100 kits were provided by SewBatik for the 2014
Challenge and 30 of the finished quilts will be on
display during the Sew Original Quilt & Creative
Through the Years…a Collection from Pam Clarke
I started quilting and have been collecting
quilts since 1970. In this collection of quilts you
will see a how far we have come with hand quilting,
piecing and machine quilting.
I have always loved sewing and working with fabric
since I was a small child. I started making my own
clothes when I was 10 years old, I fell in love with
quilting around 1967, my grandmother made quilts and
I wanted one so bad from her but knew there was no
chance that I would receive one as I am one of 70
grandchildren and I was way down the list.
I decided in 1970 that I would start quilting and
make quilts for all my immediate family; (I’m one of
8 children) to this day I have given all my siblings
and parents one or more quilts.
I also have a passion for vintage quilts, quilt tops
and fabric that started my collection in 1970. I
found my first antique quilt dated 1890 in Edmonds
Washington and I haven’t stopped collecting yet.
I love the finishing part of quilting, so when I
started my Longarm Quilting business in 1988 I had
several of my own quilts that needed to be completed
and loads more of vintage quilt tops that I had
collected through the years. In my Quilting business
I have machined quilted over 8,000 quilts, and at
one time owned over 300 finished quilts that I have
sold, given as gifts , donations etc.
You can see a great change of my quilting style in
this collection and how far I have grown in the
quilting world starting with my hand quilting quilts
then into my machine quilting and finally into my
more current style. My favorite type of quilting is
traditional, scrap piecing mixed with applique but
my passion is working with vintage quilt tops from
the early 1900’s through the 1940’s.
||Project Quilt Giveaway- for 2014
Project Quilt Giveaway Feeds Needy Children -
Buckboard Quilts is giving away 500 small art quilts
in 2014 for donations to help stamp out hunger and
Quilts by DeLoa Jones
Sponsored DeLoa Jones - DeLoas Quilt Shop
This exhibit showcases DeLoa’s creativity and
artistry through her years of quilt making.
Many of DeLoa’s designs are influenced by her sense of
traditional quilting with a little twist added.
||Allie Aller Crazy Quilts: New Work
sponsored by Allie Aller / Allie’s In
An all NEW quilt display for 2014. Allie has
combined her crazy quilt work with her deep
background in traditional quilting, carrying on her
love of fabrics, threads, ribbons, laces, and more
out of the box techniques for embellishment...and
throughout all, her love of color…by creating quilts
that are meant to be functional as well as to hang
on the wall.
Machine and handwork combine in these quilts in new
ways. Allie is thrilled with her new direction and
hope you enjoy it too.