Friday, August 24, 2018

Bayberry Quilt Show Part 2 Applique

This is Part 2 of posts on our local quilt guild, Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod, show. Today we're looking at applique quilts. Artists always pick nice places to live-- and Cape Cod is at the top of the list, so there's incredible bench strength in this club.

"Jewel in the Lotus" Paula TuaƱo
This amazing and very unusual piece was front and center as you walked into the show. LARGE! It was all done with meticulous, buttonhole machine applique-- just look at those shapes-- and took a number of years. The colors are just really out of the box as well. Stunning.

"Garden of Dreams" Cousin's Club
Apparently a group quilt-- 
I'd love to collaborate-- but who gets to keep it?! LOL

"Angels in Transition" Kathy Hutcheson
Quilters: Nubian Jenkins and Lois Podolny
This is by my friend Kathy, who has done many amazing things in a lifetime including retiring to be a ski instructor. She added bits 'n bobs of her grandmother's jewelry and other family mementos in this piece that just says L-O-V-E.

"A Baltimore Album Quilt Adventure" Sandra Davidson
Quilter: Kathy Sperino

This quilt is not only amazing for being Baltimore, but also has many 3D flowers which I always love. Perfect and beautifully quilted as well.

"Baskets and Bows" Anne Messier
Quilter: Jean Konopacz
I have never met Anne, but I HAVE seen her quilts! She is productive, and has won Best in Show before. I just love this folksy quilt-- not sure if it is a pattern, but the blocks are so cute and the orange peel pattern is so fabulous, too. Look at the little scene in the close up below.

"Enduring Treasure" Marilyn Swensen
Quilter: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Broderie perse beauty, fully embroidered as well. This is quilted by the famous Margaret Solomon Gunn of many, many show ribbons, and did not disappoint.

"Reveille" Mary Wheatley
The show always commemorates members we've lost in the past year-. Each had a quilt or two In Memoriam, and they will be treasured by family members forever.

"My Spring Baskets" Barbara LeBlanc
In Memoriam

"Antique Wild Flowers" Messier, Anne
Quilter: Jean Konopacz

I always love a pretty mix of piecing and applique-- another Anne Messier for the year!

"Twelve Days of Christmas" Gail Butler
A favorite theme for me-- on my bucket list.

"Not by the Hair on my Chinny, Chin, Chin" Pat Murphy

The next three are less traditional applique, but no less fantastic.

                                      "Old Blue" Pat Murphy

"Lulu and Louie" Elsa Hahn

"My Tennessee Album" Vi Olsen
One the show's featured quilters. This was made with love in honor of her Dad-- I notice that the bottom two blocks on the left look like ones from my own Baltimore Album kit I am making-- except hers are a lot more colorful! LOL

"Nantucket Sailing" Vi Olsen

"Twin Lobster Special"  Cathy Papazian
I guess you'd call me a fan because I am always drawn to Cathy's quilts-- always so original and mostly Cape themed. What's not to love?

"Birdsong by the Bog-Part 2 of 3" 
Laurie LaConte
The center panel of a lovely triptych, which also won a blue ribbon for Laurie. Look at the face on that little frog!

I also LOVE when quilting becomes more that a pattern and tells more of the story-- see the butterfly and flowers in the "distance"?

"Martha’s Vineyard" Vi Olsen

"Baby Quilt for Grandson" Nancy Drew
All a quilt should be-- you can tell just by looking, this was made for someone special, who will grow up to love trucks, cars, and football. Sweet dreams, little one, under this quilt. You are loved.

And here's our Best in Show!

"Ladies of the Sea" Tere D'Amato
I'm sure you've all ogled this gorgeous pattern by Sue Garman-- and here it is, living up to its full potential. Tere not only hand-turned appliqued but quilted this by herself, too! It's her second best of show in three years-- she is incredible.

For my last post, I am going to show you some very special quilts which defy classification as pieced or applique, and also the "Seasons of Quilting" Challenge quilts, so be sure to look for that next week. 

Hope this inspires you to pull out at UFO this weekend.
Happy stitching!



  1. Thank you for taking the time to share with us all -- the quilts are stunning!

  2. Beautiful - thanks for sharing your pictures!!

  3. Wonderful applique. There is such a variety .