The Latest Remarkable Quilts from Today’s Top Machine Quilters

I remember when HMQS had its first quilt show. This was a machine quilting show that was brand new in Utah. They were begging for quilts! My boss asked us to please put something in the show.

Now it is one of the premier quilting shows in the country! And it’s not HMQS (Home Machine Quilting Show) anymore, it’s UQSM. (Utah Quilt and Sewing Marketplace). That just happened this year.

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely day looking at spectacular quilts!  What could be better? These quilts are amazing, especially the award winners. And the quilting is unbelievable! Here are some of my favorites.

This adorable take on the Beatles.

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Abbee Road by Annette Falvo; for Riley Blake Challenge.

This was part of a display of doilies turned into wall quilts.

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Thoroughly Modern Vintage by Jo McAllister Richards.

This one had beautiful machine embroidery.

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Tree of Life pieced by Marie Haws, quilted by Kim Peterson.

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Detail of quilting, Tree of Life quilt

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Jacobean Journey pieced and quilted by Marie Haws.

Oh, my goodness, the quilting!

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Detail of Jacobean Journey quilt.

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Heather Feather Border pieced by Marie Haws, quilted by Kim Peterson.

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Fire and Ice designed and pieced by Kimberly Einmo, quilted by Judi Madsen.

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Colorful Cathedral designed and pieced by Kimberly Einmo, quilted by Gina Perkes.

This one is all hand appliquéd.

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Kiku pieced and quilted by Sandra Clark.

Holy gorgeousness, batman! These mariner’s stars are amazing!

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Barbara’s Circle pieced by Beth Nufer, quilted by Clem Buzick.

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Detail of Barbara’s Circle quilt.

I love the colors on this one.

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Rainbow Star pieced and quilted by Elsie M. Campbell.

Now for the award winners. Hold on to your hats, folks! This is the Best of Show.

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The Twisted Sister pieced and quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn. Winner of Best of Show.

You must see the close-up of this one. Notice the binding detail, with the piping and even crystals. It was made with silk fabric, too!

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Detail of The Twisted Sister quilt.

And another mariner’s compass. Spectacular!

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Cardinal Points pieced by Gail Stepanek, quilted by Jan Hutchison. Winner of Best Combination.

Those are tiny, tiny pieces! Not to mention the quilting.

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Detail of Cardinal Points quilt.

This one is ___ (fill in adjective, I’m out of them.)

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Pinball Wizard pieced and quilted by Marilyn Badger. Winner of Best Solitare award.

And the embellishments really make this quilt pop!

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Detail of Pinball Wizard quilt.

I love maps, and this quilt was so cute!

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Land That I Love pieced by Sydney Haglund, quilted by Wren Woodland.

I loved the colors on this one. It was appliquéd.

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Garden of Blue pieced and quilted by Karen Litvinchuk. Winner of Appliqué 2nd place.

And another appliqué quilt.

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My Whimsical Quilt Garden pieced by Annette Flygare, quilted by Kellie Magleby.

I love this idea! All of the family’s footprints are in the flip-flops.

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Handprints on my Heart pieced by Rhonda Montgomery, quilted by Charlene Nelson. Winner of a Judge’s Choice Award.

Oh. My. Gosh. I almost wet myself when I saw the Harry Potter quilt! I love Harry Potter!

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A Tribute To Harry Potter pieced by Amber Robertson, quilted by Glory Gifford.

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Ruffled Roses pieced and quilted by Claudia Klingler.

This quilt was here all the way from Germany!

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Fractal pieced and quilted by Claudia Pfeil. Winner of an Honorable Mention award.

This was a lovely modern quilt. I love the colors.

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Argyle Gone Wild pieced and quilted by Vicki Ruebel.

This one was to test whether you could stand up after looking at it! (JK)

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Galileo pieced and quilted by Helen Butler.

I love the almost steampunk, yet modern look of this one. It is all hand appliquéd!

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Heartworks pieced by Whole Cloth Quilt!, quilted by Marion McClellan. Part of a special exhibit.

Lastly, this cute child’s quilt. I love the water!

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Sea Salt & Moonshine pieced by Whole Cloth Quilt!, quilted by Marion McClellan. Part of a special exhibit.

Hope you enjoyed this small sampling of gorgeousness!

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