On a trip to my home town, Verdigre, Nebraska, last month, I had the good fortune to encounter a quilt show!
Here are some of the quilts I really liked from the show. Don’t let the background distract you, they managed to stage this quilt show in the elementary school.
Here’s a hand-embroidered quilt that has seen a lot of love. It’s very much like the one the Verdigre ladies made when my son Colin was born, except his is yellow.
This one is a stack & whack laid out rail-fence style. I like the watercolor effect.
Here’s another one by the same quilter, but the fabric choice gives this one a more modern look.
This is a pretty strippy one…nice color choices!
Somebody was into bunnies! There is a lot of humor in this quilt; it includes the Wells Blue Bunny (an ice cream company), a wild hare in crazy fabric, the March hare, etc.
This quilt was made to commemorate the 125th birthday of my home town. The photo images are vintage views of town landmarks. The town has a Czech heritage, thus the greeting in the upper left corner in that language.
Here’s a well-done quilt in a Drunkard’s Path pattern. I admire the person who outline-quilted each of these pieces! It’s too bad we only get to see half of the quilt.
A lovely pastel Log Cabin quilt.
This was one of several sampler quilts that had been done in a quilt class. Note the different blocks–the Cathedral Windows in the center corners along with folded butterflies, the stack & whack pinwheels and fans, appliqued ducks and flowers. I’m sure the center block was paper-pieced, so they must have learned a ton of techniques!
Here’s a detail view of the center corner of the same quilt.
How about this Cathedral Window quilt??? I picture many evenings in front of the TV working on this quilt!
Here’s a detail look at the Cathedral Window blocks.
This one is a T-shirt quilt made for my brother Steve. He has completed lots of long-distance bike rides, and had the shirts to prove it!
This quilt has a cute story behind it…it was designed on the computer by a young girl, and she asked her grandmother to make it into a quilt for her!
I like the shadow effect of the blocks in this quilt.
Here’s another one by the same quilter, done bargello style. I really like her modern point of view!
Love this star quilt done in brights on a dark background! Her use of charcoal grey instead of black softened the look.
There is some amazing work in this peacock quilt…both applique and hand embroidery!
This quilt is a nice variation with grey in a black, white, and red row quilt. I love the fish swimming around the border, and note the white pine tree and the angel in two of the bottom rows just to add some personality.
How about this striking star quilt? I like the color choices, and the quilting is nicely done.
This is a fussy-cut bird quilt I made for my Mom one Christmas; she’s a bird fanatic! It’s the first quilt I completely finished all the way through quilting and binding.
And last but not least, isn’t this a wonderful soft, vintage-looking Quilt Trip Around the World?
This just goes to show that there are great quilters everywhere. Nebraska is a big quilting state, the only one that has classes related to quilting offered at the University. Lincoln, Nebraska, is the home of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, with the largest publicly-held quilt collection in the world!
I didn’t have time to visit the museum, but I did my own mini-shop hop, and checked out awesome quilt shops in Norfolk, Fremont, and Omaha. Wherever you are, it’s worth stopping at the local quilt shops!
This weekend, I’m making my first ever trip to the Sisters quilt show…so pix coming later!!