> ~ Insights by SewCalGal ~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Inspirational Free Motion Quilting at Road to California Quilt Show

I previously shared insights about how I "approach" attending a quilt show.  I don't feel there is a right or a wrong way to attend a quilt show, but I do believe if you don't take advantage of attending quilt shows you loose out on a lot of inspirational opportunities.  For me, as I've been on a quest to learn and improve my free-motion quilting (FMQ) skills, I  certainly had fun attending the 2012 Road to California Quilt Show.  While at this show, I spent most of my time looking at quilts that displayed inspirational FMQ.  Today, I want to share a few of these quilts with you.

{Below} Plumeria Stars made by Kimberly Einmo and quilted by Birgit Schueller, of Palm Harbor, Florida.

{below} A Truly Feathered Star, by Karen L. Sievert of Gainesville, Ill.



{Below} Rare Catch, by Diane Steffen, Lake Ozark, MO

{below} Sunlit Circles, by Ann L. Petersen, Surprise, Arizona

I hope you enjoyed seeing these beautiful quilts and the excellent free-motion quilting that helped to make each of these quilts even more magnificient. 

26 comments:

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

Thanks for the pictures, they're all beautiful.

Richard Healey said...

Those are amazing.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com

Editfolt said...

It's beautiful, I like each.

wackywoman said...

Gorgeous!

Purl Buttons said...

I am so stunned by these pictures. I am going right over to my machine and picking up where I left off with the practicing. Thank you for sharing. The photography was excellent.

suemac said...

Thanks for sharing. Those quilters are very talented.

æble said...

Thanks for the great shots of the quilting.

I'm glad you are focusing more on the quilting aspect of quilts this year. I feel like I've only been focusing on the piecing of quilts, but the quilting of a quilt and make it or break it.

Jacquelin said...

Son increíbles estos acolchados. Una maravilla. Algún día haré uno igual. De momento seguiremos con las prácticas. Gracias.

:Diane said...

Thank you for the lovely, well documented photos. Those were very inspirational.

Diane - yarngoddess
http://yarngoddess.wordpress.com

Renate said...

All I can say is Wow!!! Someday, someday, I hope to be able to FMQ like that. In the meantime I just have to practice, practice, practice.

Editfolt said...

You'll have to log in fmq-Challenge?


There is still time to sign the fmq-Challenge?

Jo said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. The quilts are just amazing.

shez said...

whow,beautiful xx

Helen said...

Thank you for sharing these quilts, they are just exquisite and truly inspirational.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What awesome work....I don't ever expect to be to that point...but a little touch of it would be nice...lol. Thanks for sharing this with us....beautiful!!

harrispen said...

Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy

virtualquilter said...

Love teh forst one ... because there are no feathers. I love feathers but everybody does them, so I find it refreshingto see a quilt without feathers!

I also love the second ... yep, know it has feathers, but they are used very well!

Judy B

virtualquilter said...

Make that ...

Love the first one ...

I need coffee!

Judy B

2ne said...

Some wonderfull works :-) beautifull......

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Thank you for sharing these photos from the CA quilt show! Very inspiring, so beautiful! mary

susan said...

I keep thinking how beautiful these are! I wish I could make them larger to see what they did. Especially the one with the squares and it looks like a pebble in the corner. The quilt right above "rare catch". How would you describe the technique?

Carrie P. said...

wow! I did enjoy seeing those inspirational quilts. Such creativity.

Joyce said...

click on the photos and you will get a larger version! Excellent photos!

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

gaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Incredible photos!
:O

VickiT said...

WOW! Just amazing. Nothing more to say.

krabbymom said...

I'm still trying to sew a straight seam! These are so beautiful! Wonder if I will ever get there?