Virtual Quilt Show – 500+ quilts submitted

I recently read about the First Annual Online Quilt Festival and have been admiring the variety of entrees. They range from being traditional to very artistic. I’ve been having so much fun looking at these quilts, I decided this was something you wouldn’t want to miss. And, you don’t need to spend any money for gas, admission, or a hotel room.

Amy of Park City Girl, came up with a wonderful idea for this online quilt show. Currently there are 500+ quilts on display. But each quilt on display also has a story behind it, and you can take your time to view these quilts (no rush like when attending a land based quilt show). This quilt show runs From April 17th until April 24th, when all entries must be submitted. Unlike other quilt shows, photos will remain posted long after the 24th, so you certainly have plenty o time to click and view each quilt.

In the spirit of participation, I decided to enter one of my quilts in this contest. But as I am currently traveling I realized I don’t have many photos of my quilts with me. Here is my entry

This photo shows a quilt that I made while I spent the summer traveling in the Pacific Northwest, with my husband. We cruised from Anacortes, WA to North of Desolation Sound in British Columbia. Our boat, El Bucanero, is too small for me to bring a sewing machine so I ended up doing hand piecing. I decided to make a traditional quilt, similar to ones my grandmother had made, using scraps of bright colors on a white on white background.

To view all the quilts participating in this quilt festival you can click on each entry by clicking here to start. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have.

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13 thoughts on “Virtual Quilt Show – 500+ quilts submitted”

  1. You did this while traveling, that’s great. Thank you so much for the referral of Sharon Craig. I have been thinking I’d like a quilt book or two new to me and I will definitely check hers out.

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  2. My goodness…what a testament to the will to sew. With needle and thread AND on a boat! Seriously woman; that’s hard core! 🙂 I am deeply and utterly wowed by that. I love the quilt, too!

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  3. I love the fact that you hand made this lovely quilt. The pattern makes me think of the motor for a boat, so it really made me smile. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to try creating a very small hand stitched quilt. Maybe we will bump into each other at Paradise!

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  4. That is just beautiful. I love the colors and the way you placed them on the white. It looks like a field of whirlygigs. I made that pattern as a baby quilt, black and white fabrics with a touch of occasional red. It turned out very well, but you have given me the idea to do a baby quilt with green, yellow, blue and pink. I hope it turns out as pretty as yours. Thanks for visiting my blog. And I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. thanks for your sweet comment. i love the design of your quilt. And the bright colors. And I love the picture, because it tells a story.

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  6. Your quilt is very pretty, lovely colors. It looks very appropriate to bring it on a boat. It’s impressive you made it all by hand. I can imagine sitting outside in the fresh air listening to seagulls and stitching away, sounds wonderful… Last august I visited Anacortes WA with my in laws for a fair. We were talking about how wonderful it would be to travel around on a boat… Thank you or stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment ; )

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  7. I love your Quilt and I LOVE that you stitched it on your boat, my Mom used to bring her Singer Featherweight on their boat. The pattern looks like colorful props! Enjoy cruising!

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