The Little Balkan's Quilt Show 2009 is now history. It was a fantastic show! Not only did we have 189 entries..one of, if not the largest shows we've had, we had truly amazing quilts entered. I just never tire of walking back and forth through all the quilts and drooling....well I did tire...physically..........but it is so worth it!
I've spent more than a little time trying to set up slideshows to post directly here and keep having trouble so I'll just give you a direct link to the slideshow function on my Photobucket site and you can view the quilts there. I haven't had time to add captions to all of the quilts using the catalog for reference. Maybe at some point I can still do that. For now feast your eyes on these lovely quilts........ LBQG 2009 Show
I do want to share some pictures of the Best of show quilt....Susan Stewart's "Glory Hallelujah". I don't even know where to begin in describing this masterpiece, so I'll direct you to Susan's website for a technical description of the quilt. Susan lives here in Pittsburg. She spent years sewing for Martha Pullen and now uses those years of heirloom sewing experience to make out of this world quilts. "Glory Hallelujah" has won awards at Houston, Paducah and other big shows.What a treat to have quilts of this caliber in our show. Be sure to check out her gallery of quilts for other phenomenal works. She had four entries in our show this year. "It's All Thread" was one of them and it's another Paducah winner. Check out the detail photos and prepare to be amazed.
Susan received word last week that her entry in this year's Houston show has won another award. It's a quilt with very special meaning to her. Can't wait to see what she has won! It's the one called "Gloria's Garden" in her gallery.
Jane Anderson, of Vinita, OK, is another amazing quilter who had amazing quilts in our show. Many of them have also won in large shows. Her work is all done by hand. Look for the black and white New York Beauty block quilt and then think about the fact it is hand pieced..no paper piecing involved! Her hand quilting stitch is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then there was the GORGEOUS Baltimore Album quilt by Velma Spillman or Moran, KS. It's called "Grapes and More Grapes". Her applique, hand quilting, and use of fabrics is superb.
And Judith Voghts of Erie, KS had an amazing Dear Jane Quilt
So many outstanding quilts. I've taken time to label these few and maybe I can label more at some time in the future. If you have a question about any of the quilts let me know and I'll try to tell you who made them, etc.
It's going to be a busy couple of weeks..lots going on. I've finished a couple more Dutch Treat blocks and will post them later.
Hope you enjoy the quilt show!