I wish I could say that I have been quilting up a storm — but no, that happens to be the name of the raffle quilt I didn’t win:
Isn’t it a beauty? It was made by members of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, inspired by the artwork of Dennis McGregor. The quilt was on display for the two full days of the guild’s 26th annual quilt show, Quilts by the Sea, held earlier this month in Newport, Oregon.
The next best thing to winning the raffle quilt was admiring it in person, along with the 235 or so other quilts on display at the show. Here are a few of the ones that caught my eye:
For Kennedy, made by Cindy McEntee and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
Flower Baskets, made and hand-quilted by Toni Brodie:
Mistletoe & Holly, made and quilted by Deborah Cagle:
Deborah is one of my fellow Quisters (Quilt Sisters). She made this quilt as a gift for our friend Peggy, also a Quister, and then made a second version for herself — all in the space of one year!
This quilt, Thirty-Something Shades of Red, was made by Velma Freudenthal, the guild’s featured quilter:
Endless Chain, also made by Velma Freudenthal:
Prairie Sweets, made by Nancy Terhaar and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
Roses are Red . . . and White, made by Nan Scott and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
Detail of Roses are Red . . . and White:
Prints Charming, made and quilted by Jean Amundson:
Detail of Prints Charming:
Koi in the Garden, made by Sue Clark and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
Gennifer Flowers, made by Nancy Terhaar and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
Soldier’s Waltz, made by Maureen Gallant and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
Detail of quilting on Soldier’s Waltz:
Star, also made by Maureen Gallant and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
Carpenter’s Square, made by Judy McCoy and quilted by Jennifer Rinehart:
View from the Lighthouse, made by Jacque VanDamme and quilted by Cindy Young:
Did you recognize the lighthouse in the center of the quilt? It’s the same panel by Dennis McGregor used in the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild’s raffle quilt. The original painting was commissioned by the guild for its 25th anniversary show last year.
The guild had a display of mini quilts that included these charming ones:
Here’s a close-up of Flower Pot, made by Lorna Myers:
Rounding out this post are a few more of the quilts I liked:
Breaking Amish, made by Marge Hoyt and quilted by Lisa Taylor:
My Butterfly Collection, made by Betty Wilson:
Ring of Fire, made and quilted by Linda MacKown:
and Royal Chanticleer, made and quilted (and beautifully embellished) by Linda MacKown:
It was a terrific show, beautifully organized and presented, and my Quisters and I enjoyed our brief getaway to the Oregon Coast. I have a feeling this will become an annual event.