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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Road to California Quilt Show: Sightings of Southern California Quilters

The Road to California Quilt Show is a juried show that can be extremely competitive to get your quilt on display at this show.  Quilters from around the world enter their quilts in this show, creating a quilt show of the best of the best.

While touring this vast show of spectacular quilts, I tried to search to spot as quilt that had been created by Southern California Quilters.  While, I probably didn't get a photograph of all the quilts, I'm delighted to be able to showcase many of the quilts, from Southern California quilters, that made it into the 2012 Road to California Quilt Show. 

{above}  "Baltimore in the Province", made by Ellen Heck of Somas, Ca. Hand Appliqued', Hand Quilted.  Winner of $1,500.00 for Masterpiece,  Sponsored by Superior Threads, Inc

{above} "My Gentile Giant - Ben", made by Patt L Blair, from Mt. Baldy, CA.  Winner of $500.00 for Best Painted Surface    Sponsored by Embellishment Village

{above} "My Kind of Dragon", made by Patt L Blair, from Mt. Baldy, CA Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place: Art Critter,  Sponsored by Flying Geese Quilt Guild

{above} "A Walk Around the Block", made by Claire Victor, from Palm Springs.  Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place: Innovative, Wall, Pieced   Sponsored by French Connections.

{above} "A View From Above", Made by Sheila Frampton-Cooper.  Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place: Art Abstract  Sponsored by Tootsie P Yarns.

{above} "Seasonal Seranade", Made by Linda Bolhuis & Diana Shore. Winner of Honorable Mention: Art, Naturescape , Sponsored by Sulky of America

{above} A Festival of Poppies, Made by Charlotte Freeman, of Ridgecrest, CA. Winner of Honorable Mention: Innovative, Wall Applique,   Sponsored by The Christmas Shoppe

{above} "Tales From The First Ladies", Made by Eleanor Burns, Teresa Varnes.  This quilt is a winner of an Honorable Mention Award for the category of  Traditional, Large, Mixed,   Sponsored by Quilt 'n' Things

{Above} "Savannah Trek", made by Linda C. Anderson, La Mesa, CA. 

{Above} "Shadow Trek", made by Linda C. Anderson, La Mesa, CA. 

{above} Geranium Crystals, made by Sara Slygh and quilted by Lyn Beck, Mission Viejo, CA. 

{above} Lola's Feathers, made by Rebecca L. Reed, Laguna Hills, CA 

{above} A Baker's Dozen of Penny Squares, by Pam Hadfield, Laguna Niguel, CA

{above} Bella Natonelle, by Dr. Sandra L. Nehlsen-Cannarella and quilted by Susan Meyers, of Big Bear Lake, CA.

{above} "St. Marks Square", by Jan A. LaGrone and quilted by Wendy Knight, San Diego, CA

{above} "Herstory", by Linda C. Anderson, La Mesa, Ca.

{above} "Fruit of the Spirit", made by Judith A. Ledford and quilted by Shawn York, Oceanside, CA.

{above} "Santa Fe Hideaway", made by Ms. Judy Dillan, Ventura, CA.

{above} "We Are The Clay", by Teri McHale, Valley Center, CA. 

{above} "Dahlia - Nature's Fireworks", by Judy Laird, Carlsbad, CA.

{above} "The Fish I Didn't Catch with Grandpa", by Keegan T. Johnson, San Diego, CA.  This delightful quilt was part of the exhibit called "The Next Generation", for quilters under the age of 18.

{above} "Bright Baja Bugs", by Jordan Phillips, Murietta, CA. This delightful quilt was part of the exhibit called "The Next Generation", for quilters under the age of 18.

There were many visually stimulating and inspirational quilts at this show, from all over the world.  I just wanted to share with you some that were created by some very talented Southern California Quilters.  My apology to any quilter from Southern California that had a quilt on exhibit at this show that I didn't get a picture of to share. 

I hope you will consider coming to this show and conference in 2013.  We have mild winters and Disneyland is nearby, making this show a perfect location to bring the entire family!  Just be sure to mark your calendar:

Road to California Conference and Quilt Show
January 24-27, 2013


Lesley said...

Thank you for a wonderful quilt show!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, what amazing quilts!!!

Nancy said...

Enjoyed seeing these! Thanks.

♥Duff said...

gorgeous! thanks for my free ticket to the show!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing us some of the beautiful quilts at the show.

suemac said...

I really liked Lola's Feathers. Very unique.

Z Any Mouse said...

Thank you for spotlighting the amazing talent we have here in Southern California. Hopefully some day there will be an entry from a certain quilter in Long Beach, lol. It is my long term goal to have a quilt hanging in that amazing show.

Mary said...

Great idea to post these gorgeous quilts from Southern California. FWIW, the Best of Show winners, Molly and Nancy, are from Tehachapi and Bakersfield, which falls in that weird area, not quite Northern and not quite Southern. (I have a particular interest in this because I am from Tehachapi,too!)

Thanks for the beautiful show!

Kim said...

What a nice quilt show of your fellow talented California girls.
Lovely! I never tire of looking at beautiful quilts.

Thanks for sharing and
Happy sewing

ANudge said...

Thank you for these from the Road. I have not been able to attend the last two years - always some conflict at the last minute, and I only live 20 minutes away. A great show!