Quilting up a Storm

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:

Quilting Up a Storm OCQG raffle quilt 2016
Quilting Up a Storm ( 51½” x 66½”), made by members of the OCQG

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:

For Kennedy made by Cindy McEntee quilted by Lisa Taylor
Flower Baskets, made and hand-quilted by Toni Brodie:

Flower Baskets by Toni Brodie
Mistletoe & Holly, made and quilted by Deborah Cagle:

Mistletoe & Holly made and quilted by Deborah Cagle Salem ORDeborah 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:

Thirty-Something Shades of Red by featured quilter
Endless Chain, also made by Velma Freudenthal:

Endless Chain by featured quilter
Prairie Sweets, made by Nancy Terhaar and quilted by Lisa Taylor:

Prairie Sweets by Nancy Terhaar quilted by Lisa Taylor
Roses are Red . . . and White, made by Nan Scott and quilted by Lisa Taylor:

Roses are Red . . . and White by Nan Scott quilted by Lisa Taylor

Detail of Roses are Red . . . and White:

quilt shows Sisters and Newport 2016 182
Prints Charming
, made and quilted by Jean Amundson:

Prints Charming by Jean Amundson
Detail of Prints Charming:

detail of Prints Charming by Jean Amundson

Koi in the Garden
, made by Sue Clark and quilted by Lisa Taylor:

Koi in the Garden made by Sue Clark quilted by Lisa Taylor

Gennifer Flowers
, made by Nancy Terhaar and quilted by Lisa Taylor:

Gennifer Flowers by Nancy Terhaar

Soldier’s Waltz
, made by Maureen Gallant and quilted by Lisa Taylor:

Soldiers Waltz by Barbara Gallant quilted by Lisa Taylor
Detail of quilting on Soldier’s Waltz:

Soldiers Waltz by Barbara Gallant detail of quilting by Lisa Taylor

also made by Maureen Gallant and quilted by Lisa Taylor:

Star by Maureen Gallant quilted by Lisa Taylor

Carpenter’s Square
, made by Judy McCoy and quilted by Jennifer Rinehart:

Carpenter's Square by Judy McCoy quilted by Jennifer Rinehart

View from the Lighthouse
, made by Jacque VanDamme and quilted by Cindy Young:

The View from the Lighthouse by Jacque VanDamme quilted by Cindy YoungDid 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:

wall of mini quilts OCQG Aug 2016
Here’s a close-up of Flower Pot, made by Lorna Myers:

Flower Pot by Lorna Myers (mini)
Rounding out this post are a few more of the quilts I liked:

Breaking Amish, made by Marge Hoyt and quilted by Lisa Taylor:

Breaking Amish by Marge Hoyt quilted by Lisa Taylor

My Butterfly Collection
, made by Betty Wilson:

My Butterfly Collection by Betty Wilson

Ring of Fire
, made and quilted by Linda MacKown:

Ring of Fire by Linda MacKown
and Royal Chanticleer, made and quilted (and beautifully embellished) by Linda MacKown:

Royal Chanticleer made, quilted, 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.




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10 Responses to Quilting up a Storm

  1. Glenda DeMoss says:

    Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful quilts, Dawn! What fabulous talent! The quilting on the roses are red…and white was incredible! Gorgeous!

  2. Carol Stark says:

    WOW!! Thanks for sharing such great quilts.. Incredible!! And, you had a good time….

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh my goodness, what beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

  4. anna says:

    Amazing quilting and designs! I could not pick a favourite if I had to. They are all spectacular. Someday you simply must go to Wheeler to Doris’ Fabrics. (or something like that). It is a fun place.

    • Dawn says:

      Ah, you are thinking of Creative Fabrics in Wheeler, Anna. Yes, it’s a terrific shop — I’ve been there several times. Doris, the owner, is really nice.

  5. Diane says:

    Beautiful, beautiful!!

  6. Gwen Oswald says:

    I love the Thirty Something Shades of Red. Could you or the Guild help me obtain the quilt pattern.

  7. Gwen Oswald says:

    Thank you, that would be great. I appreciate it. I just fell in love with this quilt.

    • Dawn says:

      Success, Gwen! The pattern is called Thirtysomething Stars by Linda Ballard & Co. and can be ordered at her website: letsquilt.com.

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