Inside: Fabulous quilts from 2019’s UQSM quilt show.
We have an annual quilt show in Salt Lake City, UQSM (or Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace.) It is a world-class show featuring machine quilting from all over the world. My name for it is My Annual I Am Not Worthy show! I bow down in humility to these amazing and talented quilters, and by the Best of Show quilt, I’m ready to lay down on the ground and worship! But more about that one later.
The quilts are much more stunning in person, but I hope you enjoy this virtual quilt show!
This first quilt was noteworthy because it won in the youth category. Her talent will just continue to grow, I think!
I love bright colors, and this beauty was swimming in them!
Having been to Mexico and seen the Mayan ruins, this one was very interesting and unique.
This appliqué, quilting and borders: Wow! Wow, wow wow!
I loved this appliqué version of a Baltimore album meets an undersea world! So cute.
This year there was a display of themed wall hangings, all square, the same size and the same colors. The theme this year was the artist Prince. I was amazed at the different interpretations all the artists had, and they came from all over the world. Here are a few of my favorites.
I loved this oriental-themed quilt, and you can see the impeccable handwork in the close-up.
This one was little-bitty pieces of bright silk. The tiny quilting is exquisite!
Here’s another spectacular hand-appliquéd quilt. Just take a look at all those tiny circles! I wasn’t the only one that liked it, as it won Viewer’s Choice.
I loved these incredible ships, vines and mariner’s compasses. Don’t count the half-square triangles!
The purples in this quilt were magnificent, and the quilting enhanced it so much. Even the little half-circles in the binding were quilted. It’s hard to see from the picture, but there are little, white triangles in between the half-circles.
This one is fun and geometric, but what makes it really special is the quilting.
The time and effort to make a pictorial quilt was never lovelier than in this quilt!
I loved how the quilting in the border made a whole new element in this quilt.
This pumpkin quilt was adorable, and I love the fall colors! It was made by a quilt guild.
Another fabulous quilt, with bright colors and amazing quilting. (Running out of adjectives…)
I adore the colors, the quilting, and the embellishment of this quilt!
Again, circles, circles, circles! We wondered if the maker was insane at the end!
You’ll notice that the quilting in this one actually completes the design. The use of the colored threads was wonderful.
I’m kind of a Potter-Head, so I had to include this one!
Another imaginative bright-color-on-white quilt. The quilting in the negative space is beautiful. I might have called it Lone Star on Meth!
I love maps, and this quilt was part of a special exhibit of Emily Taylor’s quilts. (Guess what? She’s from Utah, too!)
I thought the colors of these cute, funky flowers were great, and I love the ribbons on the edge detail! This was part of an exhibit of the Salt Lake City/Ogden Long Arm Guild.
There were some ladies standing by this special exhibit, and they explained that it was a class using Kaffe Fassett’s stars patterns. Each quilt was unique, and this artist reversed the colors so that the blue was the background. I fell in love with it!
Now, saving the best for last, here is the fantastic winner of Best of Show. This quilt is A-MA-ZING! Beautiful appliqué, unique piecing, fabulous embellishments, what more could we ask? It is spectacularly quilted, which is the point of the show, after all.
I hope you enjoyed a small sampling of this year’s fabulous show, and I’ll try to get my self-esteem back next week.