|Three layers of PMQG, ribbons made by Elizabeth Hartman|
Giveaway Quilt pieced by Jen Carlton-Bailey
vintage 1970s quilt display by me
|"The Dishes Can Wait" 2nd Place Appliqué by Rachel Kerley, PMQG|
|"Bowls and Balls 2" by Rachel Kerley|
|"I'm a Fan of Fabric" by Rachel Kerley, PMQG - SOLD!!|
|a dreamy-eyed Rachel receives her award|
|"Spiced Chai Quilt" by Katie Blakesley, PMQG|
Jen Carlton-Bailey's work was also very much present. She pieced the magnificent Giveaway Quilt, which was displayed near the Best in Show and my exhibit, near the entrance. Jen's gorgeous "Capsule" quilt, which was quilted by Nancy Stovall and appeared on the cover of Modern Patchwork last Spring, was also in the show.
|"Capsule" by Jen Carlton-Bailey, PMQG|
|This quilt from my collection was part of Susan Beal's lecture. |
She used it as an example of the importance of documentation and
saving our quilts' stories. The maker of the quilt is unknown.
There were 20 quilts in the special exhibit, and I gave tours on three days, plus two lectures. It was a phenomenal experience, and at certain points I could be seen wearing my sky blue PMQG T-shirt from Phantom Chicken, PMQG member Gail Weiss ("the Hexie Queen") and her husband Gregg.
There were several other guild members in attendance. and I stopped to chat whenever I recognized someone from the guild. There may have been other people and other quilts I missed, but I included as much as possible in this blog post. Next year's event will be held in Pasadena - west coast!! - so we can certainly look forward to another great showing from Portland Modern Quilt Guild.