HMQS 2014 – Machine quilting expo

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I’m very fortunate that one of the premier machine quilting shows in the country is in my backyard every year. It is HMQS, or Home Machine Quilting Show. This year’s theme was Quilter’s Symphony, and, believe me, it was a gorgeous symphony of color, pattern and texture! I am constantly amazed at the talented machine quilters there are out there, and their work is unbelievable! So, my friend, Jane, and I headed out yesterday to enjoy the show. Here are some of the greats! (There are too many fabulous ones to post them all… And, sorry for the photo quality.)

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Mia’s Garden for the ADORNit Challenge pieced and quilted by Mindy Powell of Bountiful, UT.

And a detail:

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Space Wonder pieced by Beth Nufer and quilted by Shelley Knapp both of Brookings, OR.

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Baltimore Album Dreams pieced by Mayra Sequeira of Rockville, MD and quilted by Bethanee Nemesh of Allentown, PA.

Detail:

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There was a special exhibit by Judi Madsen, shown here. I loved her work! It was fabulous.

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Orange Zest pieced by Kimberly Einmo of Manassas, VA and quilted by Judi Madsen of St.George, UT.

And another by this same pair:

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Fire and Ice pieced by Kimberly Einmo of Manassas, VA and quilted by Judi Madsen of St. George, UT.

This one is amazing with widely spaced appliqué to leave room for the fabulous quilting:

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Quilt TV pieced by Cheri Meineke Johnson and quilted by Linda Taylor.

This one is just what the title says:

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Take 3 Fabrics, Just Add Thread, pieced by Mary Reinhardt & Jam Malmquist and quilted by Page Johnson, all of Rosemount, MN.

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This won the Best Combination award: (All of the gray-looking parts are silver thread.)

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Stars On Mars pieced by Gail Stepanek of New Lenox, IL and quilted by Jan Hutchison of Sedgewick, KS.

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Fern Rising pieced and quilted by Claudia Pfeil of Krefeld, Germany.

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Vintage Valentine pieced by Karin Crawford of Orem, UT and quilted by Kathi Carter of Vineyard, UT.

Detail and I loved the binding detail in this one!

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This was in the theme category:

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All That Jazz pieced and quilted by Marykay Price of Lake Oswego, OR.

And, finally, with no surprise to me, the Best of Show award went to Sue McCarty, about whom I posted previously, the Master of Long-Arm quilting herself! And, as usual, her work is totally amazing! Her vision for this quilt was from medieval British history.

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After Hadrian pieced and quilted by Sue McCarty of Roy, UT.

And a couple of details:

HMQS quilts

HMQS quilts

Hope you enjoyed a TINY amount of the wonderful quilt show at HMQS! I didn’t even post all the photos I took! If you’re ever in Salt Lake City this time of year, this is a must see event!

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