Quilts at MIRACLE QUILT SHOW, OXFORD MI

Learn about Miracle Quilts for Desert Angel Program

Miracle Quilts
Founded March 2009
To Honor the Service and Sacrifice of
PFC Joseph A. Miracle, Killed in Action July 5, 2007

http://thedesertangel.org/quilts/

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MIRACLE QUILTS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO:
Walter Reed Military medical Center, Washington, DC
Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland
United States Armed Forces Retirement Home Washington DC
Camp Leatherneck, Field Hospital, Afghanistan
V.A. Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
V.A. Hospital Saginaw, Michigan
Fisher House Landstuhl, Germany
Fisher House-Walter Reed at Forest Glen Annex, Silver Springs, Maryland
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Virginia
VFW National Home for Children, Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the only orphanage for children of Veterans in the USA.
Wounded Warrior Center, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 

http://thedesertangel.org/quilts/

QUILTS ON THE PORCH SUPPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILTS ON THE LAWN CHAIRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILTS ON THE PORCH BALUSTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILTS ON THE WALLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS QUILTS are handed out in the Veteran Hospital Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple and complex quilts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://thedesertangel.org/quilts

 

QUILTS FOR VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN

 

 

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http://www.vfwnationalhome.org/

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN.  This is the only facility like it in the country.  Located in EATON RAPIDS, MI. 

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Quilts are often in the red, white and blue colorway, but unlike other Veteran quilt organizations.  Miracle Quilts will use all donations.  Besides Quilts they make costumes for the VFW NATIONAL HOME.  They accept any and all fabric ( in good condition)  donations and put it to good use.  All monetary donations are applied to finishing the quilts into the hand of active duty and veterans.  In the past and for the immediate future the quilts are delivered directly ( by truck)  to the military hospitals, rehab units and veteran facilities.

Consider making a donation to this wonderful organization.

 

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TREASURE TROVE of …. HOW TO ENTER A QUILT SHOW BLOGS

I have been absent from both blogging and podcasting as I had surgery last month.   I did a lot of surfing thru the web reading quilting blogs from my FEEDLY list.  I also spent a lot of time doing physical therapy but very little sewing.  Actually my sewing room was demolished and my sewing machine packed away as we need the room for other things.

In the past I have verbalized that I wanted to enter a quilt show with one of my quilts.  I recently found a blog that lead me to other blogs about judging in quilt shows, entering quilt shows and being rejected.    I thought I would share them with you as I found them very interesting.

Mandalei > Entering a Quilt Show

INTERVEIW WITH SCOTT MURKIN part 1

INTERVEIW WITH SCOTT MURKIN part 2

CHRISTA QUILTS > QUILT SHOW VENUES and Quilts she has entered

What if your quilt is REJECTED !

I hope to get back on schedule after the holidays  …. in the mean time SEASONS GREETINGS.

 
HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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Pics from some of the exhibits . . . .

FROM the collection of ANN HAZELWOOD Antique quilts hand quilted in traditional styles. Curator Linda Lasco quilted contemporary counterparts pieced by machine and machine quilted.

ANTIQUE HAND QUILTED from R-Wh & QUILTED
ANTIQUE HAND QUILTED from R-Wh & QUILTED
CONTEMPORARY RED WHITE AND QUILTED
CONTEMPORARY RED WHITE AND QUILTED

These small wall are destined to be sold in an online auction fundraiser for AQS. These are donated by AQS members as part of an annual challenge.

ANIMALS we LOVE exhibit
ANIMALS we LOVE exhibit

WICKED Cherry-wood Challenge .. Theme was the Broadway play WICKED. They had to use a collection called WICKED GREENS and black fabric to make their projects. Loved the individual quilts if I looked at them one at a time. Every-time I looked at the entire wall of the quilt collection on got queasy and nauseated…. Not a favorite display.

WICKED - Cherry wood Challenge
WICKED – Cherry wood Challenge

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This was my favorite quilt in the NEW QUILT FROM AN OLD FAVORITE Challenge. I could not read who made it from my picture as the writing was blurred in the picture. The FMQ was exquisite and totally inspirational. She used multiple different background in the quilt. I wish I had better close ups of this quilt.. every section was different and inspirational.

New Quilts from OLD Favorites Challenge
New Quilts from OLD Favorites Challenge

From the Juried Quilt Entries :

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from GUILD CHALLENGE ... Famous Female Faces
from GUILD CHALLENGE … Famous Female Faces
THE KING .. would you believe the FMQ was done on a domestic?
THE KING .. would you believe the FMQ was done on a domestic?
Super Nova ... Ultimate Guild Challenge
Super Nova … Ultimate Guild Challenge

JANET SHRUG’s first quilt ……

Meet Janet Shrug
Meet Janet Shrug

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I met Janet Shrug at AQS Grand Rapids. She was a delightful lady from the south ( I think Tennessee or Kentucky or maybe one of the Carolina’s ) and came to the show because she had entered her first quilt into this show. She had made the quilt for her daughter and her daughter encouraged her to enter the quilt in the show. Janet designed each block based on the WIZARD OF OZ series of books. She said she went thru three machines making the quilt. After the first machine broke she borrowed her daughter’s machine and then later bought a second machine to get the quilt finished. ( I call that dedication.) When Janet got the notice that her quilt was in the show, she scheduled a vacation to come to Michigan to see her quilt displayed. Her excitement and enjoyment about being able talk about her quilt was contagious.

Janet said she taught her self quilting by reading “a”book and just kind of DOING IT. Each block presented it’s own challenge and she kind of improvised to make the blocks, trying out different techniques in each block. Janet also machine quilted each block. Her style has a definite rustic folk art style to it … very whimsical and young.

What most impressed me about her quilt was that it was so original. Not from someone else’s patterns. I do not think she copied illustrations from the books (I have the series and I took a look at the illustrations and Janet’s blocks seem to be original.) Her block although original are iconic. A person knows immediately the story just looking at the quilt.

Janet Shrug's first quilt... an original design ...
Janet Shrug’s first quilt… an original design …

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COWARDLY LIONS
COWARDLY LIONS
MUNCHKINS
MUNCHKINS
SCARECROW
SCARECROW
Wicked Witch of the West
Wicked Witch of the West

I captured several of the blocks from the original photograph of the quilt. The resolution might be a little wonky but I think you can get a close up look of the original work.

More pictures from GRAND RAPIDS … AQS QUILT SHOW …

I have tried to post an eclectic mix of pictures from the show. I took over 300 pictures on each day. First day I concentrated on pictures of entire quilt. On the second day I concentrated on the quilting and got mostly close up pictures. There was a great mix of quilt styles. Hand quilted about 25 to 30 quilts. Modern Quilt about 20- 30 quilts. Traditional style quilts another 30-40 quilts. There was a large display of GUILD quilt challenges. The rules were decided upon by the guild and members made quilts following that particular theme. There were about 100 quilts mostly art style wall hangings. AQS also had several special exhibits : WICKED, Cherry-wood Challenge, Quilt like an Egyptian, Animals we Love, ULTIMATE Guild Challenge, Teacher’s display, AQS Authors’ Showcase, Quilts from the Museum, New Quilts from Old Favorites Challenge, SAQA WIDE HORIZON ART QUILTS, Living Color, and my favorite RED, WHITE and Quilted ( A display of antique quilts and counterpart contemporary reproductions of the antiques.)

I am thinking they had about 400 quilts at this show. It was not the biggest show but they did have a good mix. I will be going to it next year and I plan to take classes.
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close up of the hand quilting by Tim Latimer
close up of the hand quilting by Tim Latimer

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Hand quilting by Tim Latimer .. done in black quilting
Hand quilting by Tim Latimer .. done in black thread . . . .

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Lenore Crawford entry
Lenore Crawford entry

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Close up of PAT HOLLY's newest quilt
Close up of PAT HOLLY’s newest quilt

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Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball

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FERN RISING ... Original Design winner
FERN RISING … Original Design winner

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BEST Hand quilted entry in show
BEST Hand quilted entry in show

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I am going to have to come back to post more information about the pictures when I have a chance to research the quilt. I missed some of the title cards in my picture.

IRISH CHAIN or ARGYLE?
IRISH CHAIN or ARGYLE?
FLAMENCO DANCER
FLAMENCO DANCER
from the modern exhibit ... MODERN HOUSES
from the modern exhibit … MODERN HOUSES
from the modern exhibit
from the modern exhibit
from the modern exhibit
from the modern exhibit

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from Modern Exhibit
from Modern Exhibit
Modern quilt .. close up of FMQ
Modern quilt .. close up of FMQ
from the MODERN EXHIBIT
from the MODERN EXHIBIT
NEGATIVE SPACE
NEGATIVE SPACE .. CLOSE UP

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NEXT POST …. RED AND WHITE AND QUILTED …
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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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I went to AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show

I am going to keep the written portion of this blog short … then I have a ton of pictures to post.  I am posting picture of close up of the quilts because I  did a study of the FREE MOTION  (FMQ) QUILTING exhibited at the show.   FMQ has been my main study for the past two years .. I want to be proficient by the time I retire because I have a large number of quilt tops that need to be quilted.  I was paying particular attention to the FMQ motifs and how they affected the quilt top.  

At the show there were section of quilts designated as quilted on domestic machines and other sections designated as long arm quilted.  I was surprised at the large number of quilts on display that were hand quilted.   I also noted that many of the quilts on display were more MODERN in ascetic then the previous quilt shows I have been to.  There were art and traditional quilts to be seen but modern quilts are definitely an increased presence at this show.

There were several special exhibits: WICKED, Cherry-wood Challenge, Quilt like an Egyptian, Animals we Love, ULTIMATE Guild Challenge,  Teacher’s display, AQS Authors’ Showcase,  Quilts from the Museum,  New Quilts from Old Favorites Challenge,  SAQA WIDE HORIZON ART QUILTS, Living Color, and my favorite RED, WHITE and Quilted ( A display of antique quilts and counterpart contemporary reproductions of the antiques.)  I will post pictures in future blogs. 

I am also considering posting a blog about what I have surmised about which quilts are selected for JURIED / REGIONAL shows.  I may be “all wet ” with my opinion about what quilts are selected but after attending quilt shows local and major for the past 10 years I have developed some observations that might be of value. 

I took over 45o pictures … I tried to keep all the particulars with each picture but some of the names and numbers were not recorded. In part because I concentrated on FMQ and not always on the entire quilt. I also had photographed the quilts on two different days with two different cameras … so information got lost in the process. If I know the information I will post it. But enough talk… on with the pictures.

close up of OWL
close up of OWL  … I think this #518 OCTOBER SKY by Bethanne Nemish

 

from the WINNER'S CIRCLE
from the WINNER’S CIRCLE

 

 

#105 SAFFRON SPLENDOR by Pat Holly
above ….#105 SAFFRON SPLENDOR by Pat Holly                                                                                   

 

 

POPPY
POPPY

 

 

SAM IN SUNLIGHT #428 by Deborah Hyde ( QUILTED on a Domestic Machine)
SAM IN SUNLIGHT #428 by Deborah Hyde ( QUILTED on a Domestic Machine)

 

 

407  DAZZELING DALHIA
407 DAZZELING DALHIA

 

 

FMQ : 223 FERN RISING --BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN
FMQ : 223 FERN RISING –BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN

 

 

FMQ over Black tulle
FMQ over Black tulle

 

 

Center Medallion FMQ from BRIDE'S TROUSSEAU # 508
Center Medallion FMQ from BRIDE’S TROUSSEAU # 508

 

 

BEST HAND QUILTED
BEST HAND QUILTED

 

 

BEST HAND QUILTED
BEST HAND QUILTED

 

 

DIANA .... this quilt looked best at a distance ... up close you could see the tiny patches ...
DIANA …. this quilt looked best at a distance … up close you could see the tiny patches …

 

 

STRAIGHT LINE MATCH STICK FMQ
STRAIGHT LINE MATCH STICK FMQ

 

 

Feathers on a Modern Quilt
Feathers on a Modern Quilt

 

 

Long arm FMQ
Long arm FMQ

 

 

RED AND WHITE
RED AND WHITE

 

 

CLOSE UP
CLOSE UP

MORE PICTURES TO COME … but I am way too tired tonight …. so enjoy
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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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ORTONVILLE QUILT SHOW 2014

This is a lovely little quilt show for two days in Ortonville MI … It is held in the local church … The quilts are place over the pews…  I usually get some pretty good close up pictures of the quilts, but very few overall pictures.  I love looking at the quilting as I am really into the quilting right now…. So enjoy the pictures ..

MORE pictures to come ….

Happy Quilting

Nonnie

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