|Part of the exhibition hall at the Champaign Quilter's Guild show|
On Sunday, October 21, I wrote about the Towne Square Quilter's Guild show in Greenville, Ohio and mentioned that I took in a second show that day in Urbana, Ohio. I usually don't take in two shows on the same weekend, but this day I took in two on the same day...separated by an hour and half's driving.
I went to the Urbana show in order to see the work of the guild and what they were interested in since one of their member's contacted me to give them a lecture next spring. I try to tailor my lectures to the interests of each guild. I have to say that I will put the Urbana show on my calendar from now on. The work was exquisite and the show facilities were very pleasant. I also didn't mind my drive through rural Ohio on a gorgeous fall day...I didn't even mind getting caught in a Ohio Parade....driving slowly behind a seeder until it was safe to pass.
|Outstanding applique work at Champaign show.|
|I love Birds, by Emily Miller|
This nicely done fussy cut pieced quilt was Emily Miller's first quilt. I have to say, she did an excellent job for a first attempt. My friend Joan Sterr machine quilted it on her HQ-16. I included a detail so you could see how she matched all her points, and didn't cut off a single one!
|"I Love Birds," detail|
|Marily Hiltibran's "Sunflower Hill."|
Marilyn Hiltibran did this wonderful hand appliqued piece, "Sunflower Hill," designed by Julie Popa and machine quilted by Janet Amlin.
I am going to show a couple more pieces from Urbana over the next couple of days.