HMQS Quilt Show Review

One of the premier machine quilting show is held in my own backyard: HMQS. So, my friends and I trekked over to Salt Lake City last week to enjoy some beautiful quilts. (And a lot of shopping!)

You know, as a long-arm quilter, I feel pretty good about my work most of the time, but this is the show where I get down on my knees, bow, and repeat the words, “I am not worthy!” The quilters that get ribbons in this show are absolutely amazing! There are no words for the intricacy of their quilting. Many of the quilts are pretty spectacular before quilting, so they are magnificent after being quilted. I hope you enjoy this SMALL sampling of the gorgeous quilts that were there to be seen. (But not touched.)

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Mindy’s Medallion pieced and quilted by Mindy Powell (UT), the Adorn It challenge 2nd place .

HMQS quilt

Life Everlasting pieced and quilted by Ann Horton (CA),Theme 1st place.

HMQS quilt

Stitches in Bloom (a Sue Spargo Design) constructed and quilted by Cheri Guariglia (FL).

HMQS quilt

The “Magic” of Twelvetide pieced by Sally Murray (ID) and quilted by Jen Alexander (UT), Theme 2nd place.

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Bouquet Royale constructed and quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn (ME), Best of Show.

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Close-up of Bouquet Royale.

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Floral De’lite pieced by Carol Day (UT) and quilted by Gaye Ryon (UT). Won an award, but I missed which one on the photo.

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First Position pieced by Melissa Winona (UT) and quilted by Kimie Tanner (AZ).

I always love these Dear Jane quilts, especially if they’re done in bright fabrics. (I’ve known people to refer to them as “Damn Jane”.)

HMQS quilt

Dear Jane (a Brenda Papadakis design) constructed and quilted by Jean Ludeman (OR).

HMQS quilt

Falling to Pieces constructed by Tri-Cities Quilt Guild Members (WA) and quilted by Ginny Hildreth (WA), 3rd place.

HMQS quilting

Close-up of Falling to Pieces.

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Wedding Quilt pieced by Debbie Burns (UT) and quilted by Holly Williams-Sosa (UT).

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Island Magic constructed and quilted by Cinda Olsen (CA), Teacher’s Choice award.

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Judgement of Osiris constructed and quilted by Georgia Spalding Pierce (WA), Director’s Choice award.

Shout out to my friend Diane Johnston on the next one! Two awards!

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Mistresses pieced by Diane Johnston (NV) and quilted by Cory Alexander (UT), 3rd place and Judge’s Choice awards.

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Budding Baskets pieced by Linda West (MA) and quilted by Cobblestone Quilts (MA).

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In Remembrance (a Nancy Rink design) constructed and quilted by Kathy Shier (MN).

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Fire and Ice pieced and quilted by Claudia Pfeil. (Part of the teacher’s gallery.)

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Hula Hibiscus pieced and quilted by Lisa Calle (Part of the teacher’s gallery.)

This next was just too hilarious! My friend, Jeannie, told me I should wear this. They have a clothing category, and this won a 3rd place award.

HMQS quilted clothing

Zapped! constructed and quilted by Gilbert Muniz (TX), 3rd place.

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Feathered Star (a Marsha McClosky design) constructed and quilted by Lisa Curnutt (ID), 1st place.

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True Colors (aka White Lines) constructed and quilted by Karen Marchetti (FL).

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Circle of Life (a Jacqueline de Jonge design) constructed and quilted by Jean Ludeman (OR).

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Bodacious pieced by Claudia Clark Myers (MN) and quilted by Marilyn Badger (UT), Teacher’s Choice award.

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Free Fallin’ pieced by Kathie Beltz (NH) and quilted by Mara Novak (VT), 2nd place.

And a close-up of the “geese” in the different size flying geese blocks.

HMQS quilting

Close-up of Free Fallin’.

 

 

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  1. Susan the farm quilter May 14, 2015
  2. Ginny May 14, 2015
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