Mountain Quiltfest

I just got home from Pigeon Forge’s “Mountain Quiltfest”.  I love this particular show and love teaching at this event.  Next year they are planning their 20th anniversary at the new civic center.  I’ll be teaching along with my buddy, Jo Morton!  I’m not sure when they will choose classes or let you sign up for them, so check the website www.mypigeonforge.com later this year.  Worth coming to East TN for this show and venue.

Of course, what is a quilt show without quilts!  I managed to snap a few student photos from former class projects.  I’m so proud of my students!  A big fat thanks to all who brought in their quilts.

Donna Spencer wowed me with a beautiful churn dash quilt.  The embroidery is from the "bears and berries" pattern.

Donna Spencer wowed me with a beautiful churn dash quilt. The embroidery is from the “Bears and Berries” pattern.

There are 5 rows of 11 blocks in this stunning quilt.  Donna made an applecore quilt last year out of thirties fabrics that was also so stunning.  Great work!

Sharon Francisco also took last year’s churn dash class and made this great sampler.

I especially love her choice of fabrics.

I especially love her choice of fabrics.

Bernadette Pohlmann did an extraordinary job on her “Mountain Blossoms” quilt.

The hand quilting on this quilt was fabulous.

The hand quilting on this quilt was fabulous.

I will end this blog with showing you my favorite quilt in the show made by my friend, Linda Roy.  She won a blue ribbon for “Icing on the Cake”.  Linda and I make all our quilts by hand and this particular quilt has everything you want to see in hand work.  Linda’s work is known all over and we are lucky she lives in Knoxville.

You can look at Linda's quilt for hours and still not see everything!

You can look at Linda’s quilt for hours and still not see everything!

Here is a close up view of one of the sections.  BEAUTIFUL!

Linda is a master at her craft.

Linda is a master at her craft.

 

 


Comments

Mountain Quiltfest — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Cindy,
    I’ve been enjoying your blog. Thanks for doing this. I sure like Linda Roy’s quilt. Can you tell me more about the fabric and techniques she used. I wish I could see it up close. The design shows up so nicely on the dark color.
    Thanks, Dianne

    • Dianne, the quilt was a stunner, for sure. Linda used hand embroidery for the feathers, rushing for the flowers and celtic applique for the vines. Plus it was hand quilted. A masterpiece!

  2. Thanks so much for posting these pictures, Cindy! My Mountain Blossoms has only one block done (I’m embarrassed) , but I sure am inspired now! And “Icing on the Cake” is over the top!!

  3. Hi Cindy,
    I met you while teaching a class at Queen Anne’s Lace in Kissimmee. I learned so much from you. I also bought a completed tri-fold quilted item from you that kept all of my quilting items together. We moved and I have lost mine. Could I buy a couple more from you?? It was perfect. Everyone in the class bought one that night. I even remember you showing the little pocket on the front and said that was for M&M’s. Thank you so much. Nicole

    • Sorry, Nicole, I don’t make them anymore. You might be able to use the new block keeper that my sister makes. It isn’t the same, but I love it.

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