January 30, 2011

Report From Road to California Quilt Show

My mom and I took a trip to the Road To California Quilters Conference and Showcase in Ontario, CA. last weekend and had a wonderful time. I promised you a full report, and since I know how much quilters like to live vicariously through one another when it comes to quilt shows, I took a lot of pictures.   We spent the first half of the trip enjoying all the vendors and doing some shopping, and the second half looking at all the beautiful quilts.  This is what we looked like when we got there. Can you tell we're excited?

 The quilts displayed at this show were nothing short of magnificent.  I always find it really inspiring to see what other quilters can do and it's pretty humbling at the same time.  If someone had videotaped us walking through the show, you would have seen our jaws dropping quite frequently.  The quilts were amazing works of art and I chose some of my favorites to share with you.  Enjoy the pictures! Click on them if you'd like a closer look.

"1000 Pyramids" by John Flynn. Hand pieced and hand quilted

From the "Thread Tails & Vapor Trails" traveling exhibit 
celebrating 100 years of Naval Aviation, this is "Airborne" by Mary Elizabeth Craig.

From the same traveling exhibit this is "Going Home" by Karen L. Williamson.

"Port of Cassis" by Lenore Crawford  Isn't the reflection remarkable?

"Oceanview" Pieced by Beth Nufer and quilted by Shelley Knapp
I want to go wherever this is. :) 

"Shampoo Hair" by Cathy Wiggins  
Isn't this fun? It's a hidden picture quilt!

One of the amazing details of "Tea With Miss D." by Sandra Leichner 

"Romancing the Stone" by Debbi Treusch 
I love all the crystals she used in this one.

I felt this one needed a close-up shot so you could really see how many crystals she used. Wow!

"Red Vase at Midnight" by Barbara E Lies

This adorable deer was part of the "Along the Rogue" exhibit. This beautiful exhibit was made up of 19 interconnected quilts totaling 39 feet which chart the course of the Rogue River in southern Oregon from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean.  Each quilter used a specific water fabric and was given a river width so the flow of the river would be seamless.  I couldn't figure out how to take a picture to show the whole thing to you, so I decided to show you my favorite part. :)

Do you almost feel like you were there too? I hope you had as much fun looking at all these quilts as we did. We are already looking forward to attending the show again next year. I highly recommend this show to any of you Southern California Quilters. It's definitely worth the trip!


Barb said...

Oh my goodness...thanks so much for sharing...those quilts are just out of this world....!!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

The Romancing the Stone quilt was here in Iowa at our quilt show last May. It's stunning!!

Loris said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures. Amazing quilts! I love the water one and the hidden pictures quilt is incredible. What wonderful works!

WoolenSails said...

It is amazing what some people can do with fabrics, truly inspiring.


Sharon said...

Wow! Those are amazing!

Jen said...

Sounds like a great trip, thanks for taking us with you!

Jan said...

I had to miss this, and I'm local, too. I was out of town. Thanks for sharing all the photos. I really love "Going Home" by Karen L. Williamson. It kind of speaks to me.

jdqltr said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures. Love the quilts you chose to post. Don't know which one would be my favorite...

Micki said...

The quilts are just incredible. I love Ocean View, but all are wonderful!