International Quilt Festival Chicago 2013, part 4

This is the last group of photos I have to share. If you’d like to see any of the photos (in any of the posts) in greater detail, click on it to be taken to that photo’s Flickr page. Right click on the photo on the Flickr page and you have the option of several other views.

This group features the most unique quilt collection/display method I’ve ever seen – it’s the Quilted Yurt. I included a photo of the story as well.

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Quilted Yurt in the USA by Linzi Upton

There there was this impressive group effort:

IQF Chicago 2013 - Berne House Quilt by members of the Bernese Quilters

IQF Chicago 2013 – Berne House Quilt by members of the Bernese Quilters

IQF Chicago 2013 - Berne House Quilt by members of the Bernese Quilters

IQF Chicago 2013 – Berne House Quilt by members of the Bernese Quilters

And still more quilts…

IQF Chicago 2013 - Milady by Sheri Hohman

IQF Chicago 2013 – Milady by Sheri Hohman

IQF Chicago 2013 - Seasons of Gold by Cynthia Schmitz

IQF Chicago 2013 – Seasons of Gold by Cynthia Schmitz

IQF Chicago 2013 - Pane Reflections by Timna Tarr

IQF Chicago 2013 – Pane Reflections by Timna Tarr

IQF Chicago 2013 - Wall Markings #2 by Valerie Maser-Flanagan

IQF Chicago 2013 – Wall Markings #2 by Valerie Maser-Flanagan

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Button Box by Rebecca Navarro

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Button Box by Rebecca Navarro

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Button Box by Rebecca Navarro

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Button Box by Rebecca Navarro – notice all of the buttons in the flowers and eyes.

IQF Chicago 2013 - Flower Festival and All Things Living by Stephanie Adams and Sheryl Schleicher

IQF Chicago 2013 – Flower Festival and All Things Living by Stephanie Adams and Sheryl Schleicher

IQF Chicago 2013 - Color Quartet by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

IQF Chicago 2013 – Color Quartet by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

IQF Chicago 2013 - Tree of Life by Stephanie Adams

IQF Chicago 2013 – Tree of Life by Stephanie Adams

IQF Chicago 2013 - Flower Extraordinaire by Jean Smith

IQF Chicago 2013 – Flower Extraordinaire by Jean Smith

IQF Chicago 2013 - Zinnias Three by Jean Smith

IQF Chicago 2013 – Zinnias Three by Jean Smith

Finally, I’ll leave you with a bit of a laugh. These last quilts are part of a group called ChiCOWgo – all of the quilters used The Purple Cow pattern from the book Out of the Box with Easy Blocks by Mary Lou Weidman and Melanie Bautista McFarland.

IQF Chicago 2013 - Vino Cow by Sandy Thompson

IQF Chicago 2013 – Vino Cow by Sandy Thompson

IQF Chicago 2013 - Van Gogh's Cow by Mary MacNeil

IQF Chicago 2013 – Van Gogh’s Cow by Mary MacNeil

IQF Chicago 2013 - Red, White & Moo by Melanie Mcfarland

IQF Chicago 2013 – Red, White & Moo by Melanie Mcfarland

IQF Chicago 2013 - COWmen Miranda by Sue Cresse

IQF Chicago 2013 – COWmen Miranda by Sue Cresse

IQF Chicago 2013 - I Love MOO by Mari Linfesty

IQF Chicago 2013 – I Love MOO by Mari Linfesty

And my favorite…

IQF Chicago 2013 - Dia de los MOOertos by Patricia Wood

IQF Chicago 2013 – Dia de los MOOertos by Patricia Wood

So that’s all of the photos I took – well, there was one more, but I forgot to get a picture of the name and maker so I can’t post it. It was an incredible blue and white traditional quilt that was on the wall by the entrance. It looked like a variation of the Burgoyne Surrounded pattern, only more complex. If anyone knows the one I’m talking about and has the name, I’ll love to hear from you!

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International Quilt Festival Chicago 2013, part 3

This group of photos is mostly from The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2012, sponsored by Stash Books and Moda. The first two are from the Naperville MQG’s display called A Modern Spin on the Log Cabin. Some of these quilts may already be familiar to you from the quilters’ blogs. As I mentioned in the first post, you can also view these photos in the Flickr set, where you will also see the page of information that accompanied each quilt.

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Long Winter by Catherine Redford

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Long Winter by Catherine Redford

IQF Chicago 2013 - Fun Brights by Jennifer Beatty

IQF Chicago 2013 – Fun Brights by Jennifer Beatty

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2012

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2012

IQF Chicago 2013 - Ripple by Daniel Rouse

IQF Chicago 2013 – Ripple by Daniel Rouse

IQF Chicago 2013 - Sky High by Kate Stiassni, quilted by Jackie Kunkel

IQF Chicago 2013 – Sky High by Kate Stiassni, quilted by Jackie Kunkel

IQF Chicago 2013 - Trajectory by Megan Dye

IQF Chicago 2013 – Trajectory by Megan Dye

IQF Chicago 2013 - Cantilevers by Jessica Levitt

IQF Chicago 2013 – Cantilevers by Jessica Levitt

IQF Chicago 2013 - Convergence by Latifah Saafir

IQF Chicago 2013 – Convergence by Latifah Saafir

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Kelp Quilt by Rossie Hutchinson, Yahaira Ferreira and the Mid Mod Quilt Bee, quilted by Bernie Olszewski

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Kelp Quilt by Rossie Hutchinson, Yahaira Ferreira and the Mid Mod Quilt Bee, quilted by Bernie Olszewski

IQF Chicago 2013 - Pixelated Color Wheel by Kati Spencer

IQF Chicago 2013 – Pixelated Color Wheel by Kati Spencer

IQF Chicago 2013 - The 48 Pound Quilt by Tanya Finken

IQF Chicago 2013 – The 48 Pound Quilt by Tanya Finken

IQF Chicago 2013 - Bits and Ripples by Alison Schmidt

IQF Chicago 2013 – Bits and Ripples by Alison Schmidt

IQF Chicago 2013 - Broken Plaid by Alissa Carlton

IQF Chicago 2013 – Broken Plaid by Alissa Carlton

IQF Chicago 2013 - Opposing Triangles by Katie Pederson, quilted by Krista Withers

IQF Chicago 2013 – Opposing Triangles by Katie Pederson, quilted by Krista Withers

IQF Chicago 2013 - Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering and Sheryl Schleicher

IQF Chicago 2013 – Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering and Sheryl Schleicher

IQF Chicago 2013 - What's for Breakfast by Karen Anderson-Abraham

IQF Chicago 2013 – What’s for Breakfast by Karen Anderson-Abraham

IQF Chicago 2013 - Tilework by Elizabeth Harvatine

IQF Chicago 2013 – Tilework by Elizabeth Harvatine

IQF Chicago 2013 - Hugs & Hugs by Hannah Talecki

IQF Chicago 2013 – Hugs & Hugs by Hannah Talecki

IQF Chicago 2013 - 5-HTP Squared by Jennifer Carlton-Bailly

IQF Chicago 2013 – 5-HTP Squared by Jennifer Carlton-Bailly

IQF Chicago 2013 - Two Margaritas by Ruth Beeby

IQF Chicago 2013 – Two Margaritas by Ruth Beeby

Many more photos to come!

International Quilt Festival Chicago 2013, part 2

Here’s the next round of photos from the show.

IQF Chicago 2013 - Iris in My Garden by Marianne Williamson

IQF Chicago 2013 – Iris in My Garden by Marianne Williamson

IQF Chicago 2013 - Iris in My Garden by Marianne Williamson

IQF Chicago 2013 – Iris in My Garden by Marianne Williamson

IQF Chicago 2013 - Reinventing the Wheel by Sherri Driver

IQF Chicago 2013 – Reinventing the Wheel by Sherri Driver

IQF Chicago 2013 - In the Pink by Cher Cartwright

IQF Chicago 2013 – In the Pink by Cher Cartwright

IQF Chicago 2013 - Promise: April by Judith Trager

IQF Chicago 2013 – Promise: April by Judith Trager

IQF Chicago 2013 - Rambler Rose by Yoshiko Kobayshi

IQF Chicago 2013 – Rambler Rose by Yoshiko Kobayshi

IQF Chicago 2013 - Hula Hibiscus by Lisa Calle

IQF Chicago 2013 – Hula Hibiscus by Lisa Calle

IQF Chicago 2013 - Hula Hibiscus by Lisa Calle

IQF Chicago 2013 – Hula Hibiscus by Lisa Calle

IQF Chicago 2013 - Black and White I by Eti David

IQF Chicago 2013 – Black and White I by Eti David

IQF Chicago 2013 - Flamenco by Jin Gook Yang

IQF Chicago 2013 – Flamenco by Jin Gook Yang

IQF Chicago 2013 - Wrath by Dianne Firth

IQF Chicago 2013 – Wrath by Dianne Firth

IQF Chicago 2013 - Intersections by Diane Melms

IQF Chicago 2013 – Intersections by Diane Melms

IQF Chicago 2013 - Tuning Fork #6 by Heather Pregger

IQF Chicago 2013 – Tuning Fork #6 by Heather Pregger

IQF Chicago 2013 - Music in Tel Aviv by Rachel Covo

IQF Chicago 2013 – Music in Tel Aviv by Rachel Covo

IQF Chicago 2013 - Viva Quilt by Noriko Nozawa

IQF Chicago 2013 – Viva Quilt by Noriko Nozawa

IQF Chicago 2013 - IQF Chicago 2013 - Larch / Trees II by Marianne Bender-Chevalley

IQF Chicago 2013 – IQF Chicago 2013 – Larch / Trees II by Marianne Bender-Chevalley

IQF Chicago 2013 - At Sunset - At Sunrise by Gabrielle Paquin

IQF Chicago 2013 – At Sunset – At Sunrise by Gabrielle Paquin

IQF Chicago 2013 - Tutti Frutti Village by Susan Bleiweiss

IQF Chicago 2013 – Tutti Frutti Village by Susan Bleiweiss

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Wonders of Nature by Leanne Hurley, quilted by Elvira Illig

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Wonders of Nature by Leanne Hurley, quilted by Elvira Illig

IQF Chicago 2013 - Celestial Sunrise by Jean Smith

IQF Chicago 2013 – Celestial Sunrise by Jean Smith

IQF Chicago 2013 - Around the Block by Karen Eckmeier

IQF Chicago 2013 – Around the Block by Karen Eckmeier

IQF Chicago 2013 - The Candy Shop by Miyuki Hamaba

IQF Chicago 2013 – The Candy Shop by Miyuki Hamaba

IQF Chicago 2013 - Tropical Bliss by Shari Stone

IQF Chicago 2013 – Tropical Bliss by Shari Stone

Keep watching – the next round includes some of the quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2012 sponsored by Moda and Stash Books.

International Quilt Festival – Chicago 2013, part 1

I’m so glad the IQF came back to Chicago this year! It’s a fairly quick drive from home – or it would be if there wasn’t construction, an obstinate GPS, a couple of wrong turns, and my failure to reprogram the GPS for HOME once it found the satellite signal. Yes, we drove for 30 minutes and ended up right back where we started. Major facepalm.

We arrived at the show just after the doors opened, and although it was far from empty, I was surprised at how few people were there. The parking garage we used was almost empty both when we arrived and when we left at 4:00pm. In past years this parking structure has been full to overflowing. I was able to get clear photos of the display quilts, while in the past I’ve had to settle for pictures with other visitors in them. Speaking of photos, I was also disappointed in the lighting. I am not particularly skilled with my camera and I’m sure I could have played with the settings to get better results, but I wasn’t thrilled with the quality of my photos. They aren’t awful, but they’ve been a lot better.

The photography guidelines for the show say that we can post photos on our personal websites, etc., as long as they are not shared where they can be printed on items that can be purchased. I had to change my Flickr setting so I am the only person who can print from my photostream, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Also, any shared photos “must include appropriate credit for each quit artist and note that the photos were taken at International Quilt Festival.”

With that said, here are some of the photos I took. I’ll try to post all of my photos on the blog over the next few day, but you can also check out my Flickr set here:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/piece__of_me/sets/72157634286295102/

So far I have about 2/3 of the photos uploaded to Flickr. Also, each quilt photo in the Flickr set is followed by a photo of the page that was displayed with it, giving additional information about the quilt and its maker(s).

IQF Chicago 2013 - Departure by Kiyomi Takayanagi

IQF Chicago 2013 – Departure by Kiyomi Takayanagi

IQF Chicago 2013 - Down Pat by Pat Budge

IQF Chicago 2013 – Down Pat by Pat Budge

IQF Chicago 2013 - A World of Many Colors by Georgeta Gramma

IQF Chicago 2013 – A World of Many Colors by Georgeta Gramma

IQF Chicago 2013 - A World of Many Colors by Georgeta Gramma

IQF Chicago 2013 – A World of Many Colors by Georgeta Gramma

IQF Chicago 2013 - Dream Fields by Janet Steadman

IQF Chicago 2013 – Dream Fields by Janet Steadman

IQF Chicago 2013 - Mabel - 1952 REO by Susan Cane

IQF Chicago 2013 – Mabel – 1952 REO by Susan Cane

IQF Chicago 2013 - Colorstrips #1 by Lynda Faires

IQF Chicago 2013 – Colorstrips #1 by Lynda Faires

IQF Chicago 2013 - Prairie Fire by Ruth Powers

IQF Chicago 2013 – Prairie Fire by Ruth Powers

IQF Chicago 2013 - Amsterdam Alley: The Shortcut Between by Leslie Tucker Jenison

IQF Chicago 2013 – Amsterdam Alley: The Shortcut Between by Leslie Tucker Jenison

IQF Chicago 2013 - Something More Magical Than It Ever Was by Judy Martin

IQF Chicago 2013 – Something More Magical Than It Ever Was by Judy Martin

IQF Chicago 2013 - Forest Intrigues by Caroline Vroom

IQF Chicago 2013 – Forest Intrigues by Caroline Vroom

IQF Chicago 2013 - Catena by Timna Tarr

IQF Chicago 2013 – Catena by Timna Tarr

IQF Chicago 2013 - Circus Stars by Teresa Justice

IQF Chicago 2013 – Circus Stars by Teresa Justice

IQF Chicago 2013 - Bedazzled by Lois Sprague

IQF Chicago 2013 – Bedazzled by Lois Sprague

IQF Chicago 2013 - Summer at the Lake by Rahna Summerlin

IQF Chicago 2013 – Summer at the Lake by Rahna Summerlin

IQF Chicago 2013 - Intensity by Vicki Hodge, quilted by Anne Spiotta

IQF Chicago 2013 – Intensity by Vicki Hodge, quilted by Anne Spiotta

IQF Chicago 2013 - Spring Garden by Susie Andersen, Margie Lambeth and Margaret A. Phillips

IQF Chicago 2013 – Spring Garden by Susie Andersen, Margie Lambeth and Margaret A. Phillips

IQF Chicago 2013 - Blooming in Chintz by Rahna Summerlin

IQF Chicago 2013 – Blooming in Chintz by Rahna Summerlin

IQF Chicago 2013 - Pretty is As Pretty Does by Cyndia Gerner

IQF Chicago 2013 – Pretty is As Pretty Does by Cyndia Gerner

Four-Lily Block Tutorial

Be sure to check out P’s tutorial for the Four-Lily block over at her blog, The Way I Sew It! If you’ve ever wanted to make a block using templates and curves, this is a great one to try.

She’ll be offering the full quilt pattern for sale very soon, but if you hop over there now you’ll be able to download the block templates and view her step by step tutorial. The templates will be available for free for a limited time. Check out the first post:
http://thewayisewit.blogspot.com/2013/06/four-lily-block-tutorial-part-1.html

You can read the story of this quilt here. I was lucky enough to contribute to this quilt – after Paulette found her grandmother’s quilt top, she looked everywhere for a name for the block. When we couldn’t find one, I drew it up in EQ7 for her, and sent the templates. She made the gorgeous quilt top, I quilted it, and the rest is history!