Quilt Colorado and Quiltmaker

Every two years, the Colorado Quilting Council hosts a multi-day symposium called Quilt Colorado. I am fortunate to be a member of this wonderful statewide guild and have volunteered on the committee for several years. Earlier this month Quilt Colorado 2012 took place over 4 days in Loveland, CO with 18 national instructors teaching classes, a packed merchants mall and a fantastic quilt show. As I wandered the quilt show and admired all of the beautiful quilts, I found a few that were familiar to Quiltmaker.

P1020148 sm Quilt Colorado and QuiltmakerThis is Irish Sam in the Fields by Daisy Boulter of Greeley, CO and quilted by Janel Borg. It was a design option to our pattern My Irish Grandma Sue designed by Carol Goin which appeared in Quiltmaker Mar/Apr ’05. The quilt was awarded a Director’s Choice ribbon.

Take a look at Janel’s intricate quilting. Oh my gosh!

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Another Quiltmaker inspired quilt was this one by Jill Moe, Lakewood, CO and quilted by Merrie Jones, Aurora, CO. The pattern is Cathedral Stars designed by Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie’s column Addicted to Scraps appears in each QM issue. I love the vibrant colors.

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Janet Pugh of Fort Collins, CO received basket blocks from her bee which included a Quiltmaker basket design. She filled them all with a variety of goodies to create this one-of- a-kind quilt entitled Arizona Friendship Baskets.

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Also spotted was this beauty, America, Let It Shine by Sherry Reynolds of Laramie, WY which appeared on the June/July ’12 cover of our sister publication Quilter’s Newsletter. Sherry won Best of Show at Quilt Colorado 2012. It is amazing!

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And just because you can’t have too many quilt pictures, a few other quilts that caught my eye:

Tribute to Rose, quilted by Sandi Fruehling with machine embroidery by Kathy Emmel received a First Place ribbon. Kathy placed each embroidery design individually. Wow!

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On the Wings of a Prayer by Jane King, Longmont, CO received a Meritorious award. Beautifully hand-dyed, painted and quilted.

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Indigo Plume by Doris DeGenova, Littleton, CO and quilted by Rita Meyerhoff. I liked the unexpected size of this one, not to mention the quilting!

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I hope you enjoyed this mini tour of Quilt Colorado and maybe next time you can visit in person – 2014 will be here before you know it!




About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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9 Responses to Quilt Colorado and Quiltmaker

  1. Carol Potts says:

    My irish grandmother sue where could i find a finished quilt for s cot i can not longer quilt i have parkisons regards carop

  2. Donna Amos says:

    The most gorgeous group of quilts I’ve seen in a long time. The quilting is just spectacular. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  3. Definitely fabulous quilting… and wonderful piecing…. thanks for sharing.

  4. Kate says:

    Thanks for featuring my pal Doris’s quilt. She will be thrilled. It was a great show and the ladies who put it on really worked hard with wonderful results.

  5. kwiltnkats says:

    I saw the quilt America, Let It Shine when displayed in January at Road to California in Ontario, CA. If ever you have a chance to see it up close you will be blown away. Have fun in Williamsburg, VA. Wish I could have been there. Sandi

  6. Jocelyn says:

    Absolutely amazing!!

  7. Pat in Washington says:

    Wow! The quilting is just awe-inspiring!

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  9. Sunnybec says:

    That quilting just blows my mind! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Linda

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