Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod 36th Annual Quilt Show

The show theme this year was "Our Lucky Stars!" Lucky for me-- you know I LOVE stars. There were over 300 quilts-- I'd have posted them all but I had a booth to run! I'm keeping commentary at a minimum... just feast your eyes!

Lucky Star Challenge quilts-- 
This is the hotly contested Challenge division--there are specific rules like using navy blue and lemon yellow, choosing from a list of themes, and the maximum size was 25" x 25." This is what greeted you as you walked into the gym-- there were 28 in all-- the creativity was amazing. My apologies for the lack of credit, but the names were kept secret until the voting was over.

Star Challenge quilts-- 
all LARGE and very detailed.

Alison Carroll
Love the design of this... I'm not sure if it was a pattern. 
Lotta half square triangles!

 "Star Gazer"
Leslie Riordan

 "Seeing Stars""
Anne Messier

Tere D'Amato
This is a Karen Stone pattern that came out better than Karen Stone's! LOL Won a blue ribbon.

 "Starry Night""
Elaine Dwyer
Another blue ribbon here. A Jaybird quilts pattern with no Y seams. The black rocks.

Wall Hangings, Quilted by Member
One of my favorite categories--

"Farm Truck-Retired"
Paula Tuano
The colors are so creative! 

 "Road Runner"
Kathy Hutcheson 

Medium Size Quilts, Quilted by Member

 "Welcome to My Nine Patch Garden"
Tere D'Amato
This is a famous quilt that toured with the National Quilt Museum for two years, having won a ribbon in their "New Quilts from an Old Favorite" competition. Perfection.

 "Indian Orange Peel"
Jean Howes 
This would have been my pick for Best in Show-- 
the color scheme is so sophisticated!

 "Twas The Night Before"
Marge Spevak 

 "Shimmering Fassetts"
Laurie LaConte

 "Log Cabin Sampler II"

Carol Burton 

Large Size Quilts

 "Snowflake Memories"

Kathleen Andreoli 

 "Grandma's Wedding Ring"

Agnes Knowles 

 "Woodland Creatures"
Judy Farrar
Mixed hexagons with a wonderful animal panel. <3 

 "Triple Irish Chain with Stars"
Sandra Davidson
A gorgeous quilt...  not sure why it wasn't in the stars division. 

 "Nouveau Blue"
Tere D'Amato
Craftsy's free BOM from 2016-- 
if you don't know Craftsy, check it out. 

Art Quilts

Rebecca Lawrence

 "Hope Not Fear"
Laurie LaConte

 "Beach Fire at Bayview"
Cathy Papazian


Every year, there is a youth division, and because Bayberry does free workshops for kids all year long, I have seen this category GROW! Here's a future rock star, ten years old, and this is her THIRD quilt!

 "Flower and Flutter"

Aviendha Andreoli

Best in Show


Paula Tuano

This was a king size quilt inspired by Karen McTavish, all hand quilted... I'm not a skull fan, but Paula is an extremely talented artist who is more than deserving based on her "body" of work. LOL

Phew! Hope you enjoyed all of them-- if you do have a local quilt guild, by all means JOIN! It is so amazing to see what your neighbors are doing, and a refreshing break from the big, prize money shows where you see the same quilts over and over again.

It's a wrap for 2017... way to go, Bayberry!


1 comment:

  1. WOW, WOW, WOW - thanks for sharing the quilt show pictures. So many beautiful quilts!!!

    Saw one I made several years ago - one of my favorites, Twas the Night Before.