Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin D. Bearley Collection

Fantastic exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles of antique Ohio Amish quilts from the Darwin D. Bearley collection. I’m going to let the beautiful quilts do the talking here, but first you must know that the exhibition is on until March 1st, 2015, and is comprised of over 40 bed, crib and doll sized quilts made between 1880 and 1940. Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

We will cover the quilts in the Antique Ohio Amish Quilts exhibition from the Darwin D. Bearley Collection in two postings and then will cover the accompanying exhibition, Amish: The Modern Muse, comprised of with modern quilts inspired by the Amish tradition.

Enjoy!

Log Cabin, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1880-90, unknown maker, Holmes County, Wool

Log Cabin, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1880-90, unknown maker, Holmes County, Wool

Log Cabin, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1880-90, unknown maker, Holmes County, Wool

Log Cabin, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1880-90, unknown maker, Holmes County, Wool

Ocean Waves, c. 1920. Purchased from Roman E. Miller, made by his mother. Sugarcreek, Holmes County. Cotton

Ocean Waves, c. 1920. Purchased from Roman E. Miller, made by his mother. Sugarcreek, Holmes County. Cotton

Ocean Waves, c. 1920. Purchased from Roman E. Miller, made by his mother. Sugarcreek, Holmes County. Cotton

Ocean Waves, c. 1920. Purchased from Roman E. Miller, made by his mother. Sugarcreek, Holmes County. Cotton

Nine Patch Variation "Winter Quilt", 1884. Unknown maker. Initialed and dated in the quilting "R.T. 1884". Know County. Heavy Wool.

Nine Patch Variation “Winter Quilt”, 1884. Unknown maker. Initialed and dated in the quilting “R.T. 1884″. Know County. Heavy Wool.

Nine Patch Variation "Winter Quilt", 1884. Unknown maker. Initialed and dated in the quilting "R.T. 1884". Know County. Heavy Wool.

Nine Patch Variation “Winter Quilt”, 1884. Unknown maker. Initialed and dated in the quilting “R.T. 1884″. Know County. Heavy Wool.

Sampler, c. 1890-1900, Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Sampler, c. 1890-1900, Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Sampler, c. 1890-1900, Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Sampler, c. 1890-1900, Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Log Cabin, Straight Furrow Variation, dated 1914. Made by Marian Yoder. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin, Straight Furrow Variation, dated 1914. Made by Marian Yoder. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin, Straight Furrow Variation, dated 1914. Made by Marian Yoder. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin, Straight Furrow Variation, dated 1914. Made by Marian Yoder. Holmes County. Wool.

Tumbling Blocks, c. 1900-10.  Ann K. Yoder, formerly from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Purchased from Sam E. Hershberger. Holmes County. Wool.

Tumbling Blocks, c. 1900-10. Ann K. Yoder, formerly from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Purchased from Sam E. Hershberger. Holmes County. Wool.

Tumbling Blocks, c. 1900-10.  Ann K. Yoder, formerly from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Purchased from Sam E. Hershberger. Holmes County. Wool.

Tumbling Blocks, c. 1900-10. Ann K. Yoder, formerly from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Purchased from Sam E. Hershberger. Holmes County. Wool.

Broken Star, c. 1925-30. Made by Katie M. Yoder, mother of Mrs. Henry A. Raber Baltic, Holmes County. Cotton.

Broken Star, c. 1925-30. Made by Katie M. Yoder, mother of Mrs. Henry A. Raber Baltic, Holmes County. Cotton.

Broken Star, c. 1925-30. Made by Katie M. Yoder, mother of Mrs. Henry A. Raber Baltic, Holmes County. Cotton.

Broken Star, c. 1925-30. Made by Katie M. Yoder, mother of Mrs. Henry A. Raber Baltic, Holmes County. Cotton.

Zig Zag Nine Patch Variation, c. 1890-1930 (top made c. 1890, incorporated into the quilt, c. 1930). Unknown Maker. Geauga County. Cotton.

Zig Zag Nine Patch Variation, c. 1890-1930 (top made c. 1890, incorporated into the quilt, c. 1930). Unknown Maker. Geauga County. Cotton.

Zig Zag Nine Patch Variation, c. 1890-1930 (top made c. 1890, incorporated into the quilt, c. 1930). Unknown Maker. Geauga County. Cotton.

Zig Zag Nine Patch Variation, c. 1890-1930 (top made c. 1890, incorporated into the quilt, c. 1930). Unknown Maker. Geauga County. Cotton.

Diagonal 16-Patch, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Mt. Hope, Holmes County. Purchased at auction of Burkholder Family. Cotton.

Diagonal 16-Patch, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Mt. Hope, Holmes County. Purchased at auction of Burkholder Family. Cotton.

Diagonal 16-Patch, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Mt. Hope, Holmes County. Purchased at auction of Burkholder Family. Cotton.

Diagonal 16-Patch, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Mt. Hope, Holmes County. Purchased at auction of Burkholder Family. Cotton.

Log Cabin Crib Quilt, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1910-15 (top). Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin Crib Quilt, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1910-15 (top). Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin Crib Quilt, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1910-15 (top). Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin Crib Quilt, Light & Dark Variation, c. 1910-15 (top). Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Courthouse Steps Center Medallion Crib Quilt, c. 1910-20 (bottom) Unknown maker. Bunker Hill, Holmes County. Wool.

Courthouse Steps Center Medallion Crib Quilt, c. 1910-20 (bottom) Unknown maker. Bunker Hill, Holmes County. Wool.

Courthouse Steps Center Medallion Crib Quilt, c. 1910-20 (bottom) Unknown maker. Bunker Hill, Holmes County. Wool.

Courthouse Steps Center Medallion Crib Quilt, c. 1910-20 (bottom) Unknown maker. Bunker Hill, Holmes County. Wool.

Chinese Coins, c. 1930-40. Unknown maker. Plain City, Ohio. Cotton.

Chinese Coins, c. 1930-40. Unknown maker. Plain City, Ohio. Cotton.

Chinese Coins, c. 1930-40. Unknown maker. Plain City, Ohio. Cotton.

Chinese Coins, c. 1930-40. Unknown maker. Plain City, Ohio. Cotton.

Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps Variation, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps Variation, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps Variation, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps Variation, c. 1880-90. Unknown maker. Holmes County. Wool.

Ocean Waves Variation, c. 1930-35. Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Ocean Waves Variation, c. 1930-35. Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Ocean Waves Variation, c. 1930-35. Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Ocean Waves Variation, c. 1930-35. Unknown maker, Holmes County. Cotton.

Railroad Crossing with Zig Zag Border, dated 1928. Made by Mrs. Albert V. Schlabach (Christina Yoder Schlabach) Benton, Ohio. Cotton.

Railroad Crossing with Zig Zag Border, dated 1928. Made by Mrs. Albert V. Schlabach (Christina Yoder Schlabach) Benton, Ohio. Cotton.

Railroad Crossing with Zig Zag Border, dated 1928. Made by Mrs. Albert V. Schlabach (Christina Yoder Schlabach) Benton, Ohio. Cotton.

Railroad Crossing with Zig Zag Border, dated 1928. Made by Mrs. Albert V. Schlabach (Christina Yoder Schlabach) Benton, Ohio. Cotton.

Split Bars, c. 1920. Unknown Maker, Initialed M on the back. Holmes County. Cotton.

Split Bars, c. 1920. Unknown Maker, Initialed M on the back. Holmes County. Cotton.

Split Bars, c. 1920. Unknown Maker, Initialed M on the back. Holmes County. Cotton.

Split Bars, c. 1920. Unknown Maker, Initialed M on the back. Holmes County. Cotton.

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Plain Quilt with Double Inner Border, dated March 5, 1904 and 1925. Made by Susan J. Miller for her son Alfred D. Miller in 1925. Initialed A.D.M. in center. Purchased from Alfred D. Miller. Holmes County. Cotton.

Split Bars, c. 1920. Unknown Maker, Initialed M on the back. Holmes County. Cotton.

Split Bars, c. 1920. Unknown Maker, Initialed M on the back. Holmes County. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Inner Border, c. 1915. Unknown maker. Origin unknown. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Inner Border, c. 1915. Unknown maker. Origin unknown. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Inner Border, c. 1915. Unknown maker. Origin unknown. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Inner Border, c. 1915. Unknown maker. Origin unknown. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Double Inner Birder, dated March 4, 1915. Made by Katie M. Erb. Signed and dated. Holmes County. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Double Inner Birder, dated March 4, 1915. Made by Katie M. Erb. Signed and dated. Holmes County. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Double Inner Birder, dated March 4, 1915. Made by Katie M. Erb. Signed and dated. Holmes County. Cotton.

Plain Quilt with Double Inner Birder, dated March 4, 1915. Made by Katie M. Erb. Signed and dated. Holmes County. Cotton.

Four Patch with Zig Zag Border, c. 1890-1910 Unknown maker. Cotton.

Four Patch with Zig Zag Border, c. 1890-1910 Unknown maker. Cotton.

Bars Variation, c. 1890-1900 (top) Unknown maker. West Salem, Wayne County. Wool.

Bars Variation, c. 1890-1900 (top) Unknown maker. West Salem, Wayne County. Wool.

The Circus Improv Quilt

What fun! Several of the Modern Quilt Guilds in the San Francisco Bay area were invited to participate in a curated special exhibition called Amish: the Modern Muse.  It was to accompany the main exhibition, Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin D. Bearley Collection at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The Plaid Portico will be covering that exhibition in total in the next few weeks. Preview: AMAZING! And it goes until March 1st 2015 so if you are anywhere in the area, it is a must see.

And before I also cover Amish: the Modern Muse, I will show you the quilt I made and tell you a little about it.  The challenge was to do a modern take on the Amish quilt traditions.  I wanted to start with a traditional Amish quilt block and then,  have it become more and more improv as the quilt went down. And I couldn’t resist some stripes at the bottom.

I used all Andover Fabrics Inc. textured solids.  They have this nice weave to them that I thought would make it feel more like I was using traditional woven fabric. It’s slightly thicker than quilting cotton and has a softness after it’s washed. Sort of like a woven flannel. I was going to use traditional Amish colors, then I decided to go more random and scrappy and use colors I had left over from coordinating fabrics to my Pop Rox collection.  In the end the colors reminded me of a circus so I named it Circus Improv.

I quilted it myself very simply and the only thing that made sense to me with this piecing was stitch-in-the-ditch. So voila, the 6th quilt I’ve made. There are plenty more in the works though. I am quite honored to be in the show with many really fantastic quilts which I am excited to show you, so stay tuned… And thank you for allowing me to share my humble quilting journey with you!

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt using Andover textured solids

back of Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt

back of Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt using Andover textured solids

back of Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt

back of Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt using Andover textured solid

Pop Pendants Quilt

Ann Haley created the most wonderful design using the choco color way of Pop Rox. Her Pop Pendants quilt is featured on p.74 of the Modern Quilts Unlimited Fall 2014 issue. AND we’re also kitting it in my Etsy store for $81 here, or $89 including the magazine here.

She has used black ric rac and beige embroidery floss to really make this special and we’ve included both in the kit.  She used paper piecing and Modern Quilts Unlimited has a web extra of a full size pattern, plus all the detailed instructions in the magazine.

I love this quilt, which works great as a wall hanging–a specialty of many of Ann Haley’s designs.  Enjoy!

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Pendants quilt by Ann Haley using Pop Rox by Carol Van Zandt

Modern Quilts Unlimited Fall 2014 with Pop Pendants quilt inside

Modern Quilts Unlimited Fall 2014 with Pop Pendants quilt inside

Peppermint Pinwheels and The Carnival Quilt

Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels did the most amazing Carnival Quilt with Pop Rox, though I am not surprised and you will see why when you see some of her other quilts here!

Founder of East Bay Modern Quilters (Formerly The East bay Modern Quilt Guild) and their annual show Stitch Modern, Stacey also teaches around Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area.  She can most often be found teaching at the fabulous A Verb for Keeping Warm, which is kind enough to host the last Tuesday of the month meetings of East Bay Modern Quilters.

She has a lovely and active Etsy shop Peppermint Pinwheels with baby play mats, digital patterns, baby blankets and more. And if you’re in the area, watch for her lecture and trunk show at The Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild April 18th meeting.

Hope you enjoy her Carnival Pop Rox quilt and views of some of her other yummy quilts!

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Back of The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Back of The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The X Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The X Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Detail of Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Detail of Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Embers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Embers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Black Circles by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Black Circles by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Turquoise Circles Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Turquoise Circles Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Diamond Crib Quilt by Stacey Sharman

Blue and White Diamond Crib Quilt by Stacey Sharman

The Confetti Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Confetti Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Scrappy Wagon Wheels for Max by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Scrappy Wagon Wheels for Max by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Code by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Code by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Linen and Denim Stripe Block Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Linen and Denim Stripe Block Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue Flowers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue Flowers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Colorblock Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Colorblock Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

New York Beauty by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

New York Beauty by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Red & Turqoise quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Red & Turqoise quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Impovisational Split Log Cabin by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Impovisational Split Log Cabin by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2014, Part 6, the final installment

Sort of sad to finalize coverage of the exhibitions at PIQF 2014.  The final quilts come from a number of categories, including the special exhibition on Maps, and Mountain Art Quilters. Have a few more exhibitors on the docket to cover over the next few months so stay tuned.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Stormy Weather by Darlynn Evans

Stormy Weather by Darlynn Evans

Detail of Stormy Weather by Darlynn Evans

Detail of Stormy Weather by Darlynn Evans

Finding North by Beth Shibley

Finding North by Beth Shibley

Detail of Finding North by Beth Shibley

Detail of Finding North by Beth Shibley

Fern pool by Gloria Loughman, Australia

Fern pool by Gloria Loughman, Australia

Detail of Fern pool by Gloria Loughman, Australia

Detail of Fern pool by Gloria Loughman, Australia

Layered Marks From the Sky by Carol Nilsen

Layered Marks From the Sky by Carol Nilsen

Detail of Layered Marks From the Sky by Carol Nilsen

Detail of Layered Marks From the Sky by Carol Nilsen

The Windy City by Ann Sanderson

The Windy City by Ann Sanderson

Triangles Playing Well Together by Gwen Maxwell-Williams

Triangles Playing Well Together by Gwen Maxwell-Williams

Just a Little Color by Gwen Maxwell-Williams

Just a Little Color by Gwen Maxwell-Williams

Inspired by the Masters by Laurie J. Marks

Inspired by the Masters by Laurie J. Marks

Detail of Inspired by the Masters by Laurie J. Marks

Detail of Inspired by the Masters by Laurie J. Marks

Turning a New Leaf by Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Turning a New Leaf by Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Detail of Turning a New Leaf by Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Detail of Turning a New Leaf by Tone Haugen-Cogburn

%22twirlin%22 by Kim Loar

%22twirlin%22 by Kim Loar

Detail of %22twirlin%22 by Kim Loar

Detail of %22twirlin%22 by Kim Loar

Fabulous Feathered Fibonacci by Cathy Stone

Fabulous Feathered Fibonacci by Cathy Stone

Detail of Fabulous Feathered Fibonacci by Cathy Stone

Detail of Fabulous Feathered Fibonacci by Cathy Stone

Breakthrough by Winifred Dell'Ario

Breakthrough by Winifred Dell’Ario

Gone by Laura Bisagna

Gone by Laura Bisagna

Detail of Gone by Laura Bisagna

Detail of Gone by Laura Bisagna

Walkabout by Deborah Weir

Walkabout by Deborah Weir

Detail of Walkabout by Deborah Weir

Detail of Walkabout by Deborah Weir

Vertigo by Mimi Wohlberg

Vertigo by Mimi Wohlberg

Detail of Vertigo by Mimi Wohlberg

Detail of Vertigo by Mimi Wohlberg

Urban Forest by Dolores Miller

Urban Forest by Dolores Miller

Detail of Urban Forest by Dolores Miller

Detail of Urban Forest by Dolores Miller

Sycamore on Steroids by Joan Sextro

Sycamore on Steroids by Joan Sextro

Detail of Sycamore on Steroids by Joan Sextr

Detail of Sycamore on Steroids by Joan Sextro

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Part 5, International con’t again

As we head into Thanksgiving and winter…brrrr…I am very motivated to finish the 5 quilts  I have in progress…exactly how DOES that happen I wonder? I am going to make some nice cozy presents for people and keep a couple for myself. Time to get some more batting!

Here we are at the last section of PIQF International group, but not the last of PIQF since I still have one more post of quilts from miscellaneous categories before we go on to other things. Hard to believe I only have been showing a selection of quilts that caught my eye in each category!

Enjoy!

Pylons by Linda Onions, UK

Pylons by Linda Onions, UK

Detail of Pylons by Linda Onions, UK

Detail of Pylons by Linda Onions, UK

Mustard Rings by Christine Seager, UK

Mustard Rings by Christine Seager, UK

Detail of Mustard Rings by Christine Seager, UK

Detail of Mustard Rings by Christine Seager, UK

Up the Garden Path by Helen Pedersen, New Zealand

Up the Garden Path by Helen Pedersen, New Zealand

Detail of Up the Garden Path by Helen Pedersen, New Zealand

Detail of Up the Garden Path by Helen Pedersen, New Zealand

Rainbow Quilt by Grit Kovacs, Germany

Rainbow Quilt by Grit Kovacs, Germany

Detail of Rainbow Quilt by Grit Kovacs, Germany

Detail of Rainbow Quilt by Grit Kovacs, Germany 

Verdreht by Angelika Bochler, Germany

Verdreht by Angelika Bochler, Germany

Detail of Verdreht by Angelika Bochler, Germany

Detail of Verdreht by Angelika Bochler, Germany

Who Won in London 2012 by Caroline Wilkinson, UK

Who Won in London 2012 by Caroline Wilkinson, UK

Detail of Who Won in London 2012 by Caroline Wilkinson, UK

Detail of Who Won in London 2012 by Caroline Wilkinson, UK

Soldier On by Lucy Carroll, Australia

Soldier On by Lucy Carroll, Australia

Detail of Soldier On by Lucy Carroll, Australia

Detail of Soldier On by Lucy Carroll, Australia

GK 25 by Dwayne Wanner, Canada

GK 25 by Dwayne Wanner, Canada

Detail of GK 25 by Dwayne Wanner, Canada

Detail of GK 25 by Dwayne Wanner, Canada

Firmament by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Firmament by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Detail of Firmament by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Detail of Firmament by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Sahara by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Sahara by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Detail of Sahara by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Detail of Sahara by Brigitte Morgenroth, Germany

Dry Sclerophyll Forest-Fire, Regrwoth by Dianne Firth, Australia

Dry Sclerophyll Forest-Fire, Regrwoth by Dianne Firth, Australia

Detail of Dry Sclerophyll Forest-Regrowth by Dianne Firth, Australia

Detail of Dry Sclerophyll Forest-Regrowth by Dianne Firth, Australia

Chinese Journey in Three Parts by Stephanie Crawford, UK

Chinese Journey in Three Parts by Stephanie Crawford, UK

Detail of Chinese Journey in Three Parts by Stephanie Crawford, UK

Detail of Chinese Journey in Three Parts by Stephanie Crawford, UK

Blockade by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Blockade by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Detail of Blockade by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Detail of Blockade by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Part 5, International, con’t

Well, I seem to have more photos of PIQF 2014 quilts than I imagined and can only process so many at a time, and rather than cheat you out of any I will just keep these posts coming until they are all done. We love to look at quilts, don’t we?

After that I have some cool projects and quilt designers to highlight and then we can go on to cover the Amish quilt shows art the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin D. Bearley Collection will be on view from November 15th-March 1st 2015.  The Amish Muse, an exhibition that will exhibited along side it, is comprised Amish inspired modern quilts by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guilds. And yours truly actually has a quilt in it…..and yes of course I will be showing you that too!

Without further ado, here are more of the delicious quilts from the International section of the 2014 Pacific International Quilt Festival:

Elizabethan I by Amelia Leigh, UK

Elizabethan I by Amelia Leigh, UK

Detail of Elizabethan I by Amelia Leigh, UK

Detail of Elizabethan I by Amelia Leigh, UK

Memorial Star Quilt by Fiona Macaulay Davies, UK

Memorial Star Quilt by Fiona Macaulay Davies, UK

Detail of Memorial Star Quilt by Fiona Macaulay Davies, UK

Detail of Memorial Star Quilt by Fiona Macaulay Davies, UK

Tumuli by Kate Dowty, UK

Tumuli by Kate Dowty, UK

Detail of Tumuli by Kate Dowty, UK

Detail of Tumuli by Kate Dowty, UK

Battlefield #1 by Sally Hutson, UK

Battlefield #1 by Sally Hutson, UK

Detail of Battlefield #1 by Sally Hutson, UK

Detail of Battlefield #1 by Sally Hutson, UK

Versi 1 by Khurshid Bamboat, UK

Versi 1 by Khurshid Bamboat, UK

Detail of Versi 1 by Khurshid Bamboat, UK

Detail of Versi 1 by Khurshid Bamboat, UK

Pebble Beach by Janet McCallum, UK

Pebble Beach by Janet McCallum, UK

Detail of Pebble Beach by Janet McCallum, UK

Detail of Pebble Beach by Janet McCallum, UK

An Alternative Perspective by Susan Wessels, South Africa

An Alternative Perspective by Susan Wessels, South Africa

Detail of An Alternative Perspective by Susan Wessels, South Africa

Detail of An Alternative Perspective by Susan Wessels, South Africa

A Forest's Crowning Glory by Tanya McRae, Australia

A Forest’s Crowning Glory by Tanya McRae, Australia

Detail of A Forest's Crowning Glory by Tanya McRae, Australia

Detail of A Forest’s Crowning Glory by Tanya McRae, Australia

Fire and Ice by Frieda Oxenham, UK

Fire and Ice by Frieda Oxenham, UK

Detail of Fire and Ice by Frieda Oxenham, UK

Detail of Fire and Ice by Frieda Oxenham, UK

Grandmother-sisters' Garden by Jocelyn Thornton, New Zealand

Grandmother-sisters’ Garden by Jocelyn Thornton, New Zealand

Detail of Grandmother-sisters' Garden by Jocelyn Thornton, New Zealand

Detail of Grandmother-sisters’ Garden by Jocelyn Thornton, New Zealand

Escape Routes by Marie du Toit, South Africa

Escape Routes by Marie du Toit, South Africa

Detail of Escape Routes by Marie du Toit, South Africa

Detail of Escape Routes by Marie du Toit, South Africa

In Flanders Fields by Catherine Millar, UK

In Flanders Fields by Catherine Millar, UK

Detail of In Flanders Fields by Catherine Millar, UK

Detail of In Flanders Fields by Catherine Millar, UK

Let's Do the Dresden Twist by Teri L. Cherne, USA

Let’s Do the Dresden Twist by Teri L. Cherne, USA

Detail of Let's Do the Dresden Twist by Teri L. Cherne, USA

Detail of Let’s Do the Dresden Twist by Teri L. Cherne, USA