Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cocheco Quilt Show

On Saturday October 18 my quilt group took a bus trip to see the Cocheco Quilters Guild annual show in Rochester, New Hampshire. They did a fantastic job displaying the quilts. Everything was bright with wide aisles for easy viewing. Lots of vendors along the perimeter walls. There were 55 of us on the bus and we had a great time. After the show we boarded the bus and drove to Henniker, N.H. to the Quilted Threads quilt shop. It is a really special quilt shop and worth visiting. We spent two hours at the shop and by then we were ready to head for Kittery, Maine where we ate a delicious dinner at Roberts Maine Grill. On the way back home we watched Miss Potter starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. What a lovely day and the fall foliage was a bonus treat!

Sue Spargo design by Linda Bevins

Wool applique with embroidery details. So much fun!

Love the ombre fabric background

What if the Hokey Pokey is what it's all about? 

This one was darling. We got to talk to the woman who made it, too.  Her name is Laura Sue Parsons and this is a red-brolly pattern.

Lovely soft gray fabrics

The machine quilted trees were very nicely done on this very calm quilt wall hanging

Cute posies and patchwork blocks

Gray is the new black in quilts, too

Bonnie Hunter design

Beautiful wool embroidery. Buttons are fun touch.

Round quilt!

Bugs in jars with some star blocks, too. Fun for a child. We still have the bug jar quilt I made around here somewhere. 

Gorgeous Kate Spain fabrics

Aboriginal inspired fabrics. I like the white diamonds that help break up the patterns. 

Lovely border fabric on this pretty quilt.

Here comes the sun!

So funny-kitties with ric rac whiskers

Hard to get the color right on this one. Brown and pink

Bonnie Hunter design-Quilter used brown and blue rather than Bonnie's scrappy style. 

Bright! I like this pattern. I think it would look nice in a modern palette of  grays, turquoise, and yellow, very pale.

These were really big fun blocks. 

Circles are appliqued on. 1930s fabrics, always cheery

Look Ma, no curves! Those are all triangular pieces. 

Judy Niemeyer design

Pretty pretty

Another quilt by Laura Sue Parsons. We got to talk to her about this quilt, too. I really like it. She calls it Quilt Me a Dream and she used applique blocks from Lynette Anderson and Bunny Hill Quilts combined with traditional quilt blocks. She said her stash is all these colors and she just used fabrics from her stash to make this. Lots of soft blues and reds. 

Love the camper

Really nice fabric for the borders, too

Beautiful blue and white quilt which was machine quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn. 

This is a "potholder" quilt. I took a class at Maine Quilts this summer by Wendy Caton Reed where she taught us this old technique. Each block is pieced or appliqued then quilted and then bound. These bound blocks are whip stitched together to make a complete quilt. It was fun to see one at the show. 

The back of the potholder quilt. 

Someone used a lot of orange fabrics for this juicy quilt. You just have to smile when you look at this one. 

A little doll quilt. 

Wool applique

Love the crow's necklace

Old quilt blocks made into quilts. 

Another little quilt. Seems that it is difficult to hang the little ones so they often look rather rumpled. 

That's it for the show!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely show....thanks for sharing!