weekly update

Minnesota Quilters Show Recap

This past weekend was the Minnesota Quilters Show in Duluth, MN.  I didn’t attend any of the lectures or classes this time, but I was able to take Friday off work to drive up and explore the show.  It was definitely worth the drive (~2.5hrs each way) to see some of these spectacular quilts.  This is my favorite of all the quilts at the show.  It’s called Fractal and was made and quilted by Claudia Pfeil.  The quilt is AMAZING, and these photos definitely don’t do the quilt justice with all of the 30,000 Swarovski crystals embellished on this quilt.

Here are some other judged quilts I thought were also spectacular.  There are lots of photos and I decided not to post the description card.  If you want more information on a specific quilt just comment below!  Enjoy!

There was also a Lion King exhibit displayed that was sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics.  These photos do not show just how intricate these quilts were.  I was so impressed with the creativity shown by the participants.

Last little tidbit about the show, I was able to meet up with Wendy and have lunch!  Wendy is another blogger (Pieceful Thoughts) that was in the New Bloggers Blog Hop with earlier this year.  Always fun to meet people in real life, what fun!

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As for updates on what I completed this week:  This is Thunderstuck by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  I took her class at QuiltCon this past February.  It’s a really quick quilt and I LOVE it.  Victoria is also an amazing teacher so if you ever get a chance to take a class from her, definitely do it.

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The Quilter’s Planner block this week was The High Road By Kathryn Upitis of Upitis Quilts.  This was such a quilt little block and super easy to get stitched together.

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I was participating the Gnome Angel‘s 52 weeks with the Quilter’s Planner, and so far I’ve been able to keep up.  She has changed the rules though.  We only need to make one block a month rather than a block each week.  I wonder if this will hurt my consistency of making each week’s block or if it’ll allow me to skip blocks I don’t like. We’ll see.

The BCBarnQuiltSwap4 quilt designs were due this week.  This is a quilt swap hosted by @wifeoferp, and it’s the second time I’ve participated. The task was to create a mini quilt 16-20″ that is made up of all Bonnie and Camille fabrics. Here’s what I’ve come up with and my fabric pull.  I can’t wait to get this stitched up!

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I also had some time to get started again on the Modern Building Block quilt. I got 4 more blocks completed to get my total up to 32 of the 48 blocks on this quilt.  I think I love the final quilt more than I actually like making each of these blocks.

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6/13-6/20 Weekly Goal:

Available time for quilting:
Friday PM, Saturday AM, and Sunday afternoon

Projects I want to work on:
Quilter’s Planner Block
BCBarnQuilt
Modern Building Blocks

Goals for the Projects:
Quilters Planner Block: Complete this week’s Block
BCBarnQuilt:  Complete the quilt top/block
Modern Building Blocks: Finish this quilt top

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2 thoughts on “Minnesota Quilters Show Recap

  1. You did a great sum up of the show! Fractal was absolutely amazing; it’s a must see in person! Thanks for the nod — it was great fun meeting you over lunch. You’ve made the most of your sewing time. Thunderstruck is stunning!

  2. Glad you were able to make it to the show and meet an online blogger friend. Thanks for sharing all your pictures for those of us who love to look at quilt pictures. It looks like you have been getting some sewing time in. Your blocks are all so beautifully done. –Andrea

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