Springville Museum of Art - Quilt Show

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Today Laura and I drove south to Springville to the quilt show held in the art museum. There were lots of people there looking at quilts and lots of quilts to see - hundreds maybe. The Springville Art Museum Quilt Show is very popular and there are quilts from all over the state entered. This is a very artistic show and people plan for a long time to put their quilts in this yearly event. Because there are so many quilts in the show I really only photographed the quilts that were ones that I particularly liked the most. The great thing about the quilting world is that each quilter has a unique perspective and a point of view to share and we all have our own style we enjoy most. I hope you can click them and get a close up of the artistic work in each one.

This is a fabulous quilt by Judi, a quilter in my local quilt group. I loved it. The quilt was themed around sayings her mother taught her and good old fashioned advice.

This is a really nice Dear Jane quilt. I looked at it closely and it made me want to come home and hide my blocks.

This is a quilt by Janice, also in our local quilt group. The hand applique is just beautiful and Janice is a pro at blending colors and fabrics.

This is a Hawaiian style quilt and the applique was really perfect. I loved the orange in it, too.

This was a feed sack quilt and of course I really loved all the fabrics.


I love baskets and this was just a happy quilt and very well done.

This quilt was influenced by the quilt artist's grandmother and her aprons. It had a really cute story to go with it.


This was one of my very favorites shown. I loved the medallion and the tiny tiny blocks. From far away it was just as amazing as close up.


This was a really sweet quilt. I love the bigger design the ovals make from a far away perspective.


This was nice and had great quilting. Here is an "OMiGosh" quilt. I have no words for the details and time this must have taken.
This one deserved a blue ribbon. The tiny hex pieces were so tiny. It was just so delicate. I can't imagine working with fabric in the size of your small fingernail.
This is a bee themed quilt. It was really sewn and quilted with great perfection. The fabrics were lovely and enhanced the theme of bees. It also has little words of advice like "Bee Kind". Of course I loved this one.
This quilt was simplicity in color and design but very compelling at the same time. It was made very well and the 2 color aspect was so pleasing to look at.
The colors and design were pleasing to the eye in this quilt and it was done well, too.

Last but not least my "In the Leafy Treetops" Quilt.
-nanette

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39 comments

Nedra said...

Thanks for the tour of the Springville show. I loved all of them. Yours definitly deserved to be out of the basement! I know it is going to be a hit. You just wait and see.

dot said...

Well the quilts were nice but I would say they saved the best for last. Sometimes the old tired and true make it to the beginning and the originals get stuck in the back. I like the quilt.

~D Spack~ said...

Oh. Wow. Oh. My. MMMMM amazing quilts. What a fun time with Laura. Did she bring cupcakes? oh I guess it's too hot to do that! :)
Your quilt really is awesome, it should have been in the entryway!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

I enjoyed seeing your choices. And I still like the bird quilt a lot. You have a nice way with fabric and design.

RobinE said...

Wow! So many beautiful quilts. And your bird quilt is fabulous! I love the little button eyes and the wonderful quilting. It doesn't seem like the happy blue birds should be hanging out in the basement... maybe someone figured the space needed the happy birds?

Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Kim said...

I agree with everyone that your quilt didn't deserve to be in the basement.

It should have been upstairs outshining the rest of the quilts.

The pattern will do well when you get it ready to sell!!!

Linda said...

Nanette my heart sank for you, with such a beautifully designed and stitched birdie quilt. Now who's to say they knew what they were doing when they hung the quilts......

Karen said...

I happen to love your birdie quilt. I'm trying to find some time to get down there and see the show. Thanks for the preview, and I'll start in the basement;)

May Britt said...

Thanks for showing us these quilts. And yours was put in the basement...........shame on them......it's such a beautiful quilt that deserves a prize.

Stephanie said...

Well people just don't know what they missed if they didn't go down to the basement. Thanks for sharing the quilt show.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I LOVE your bird quilt - such sweetness and beautiful colors. Thank you for the tour - lots of eye candy to see and yours should have been right up there with them :)

Hugs - Karen

eileen said...

I agree with everyone.. and especially Kim and Nedra when they said.. just you wait and see. Your birdie quilt pattern is going to be a hit. I would LOVE to see it made and blogged about in all sorts of colors and sizes.. I really can't wait to get my pattern!

Loved the rest of the quilts you showed too..I think my favorites are always your favorites.

Simply This That and the Other... said...

The BASEMENT! Whatever. Dips! LOL.
We ALL LOVE that birdie quilt. Shame on them. Can you imagine if we woulda all been there. "um, excuse me, why is this quilt in the BASEMENT!" LOL.
And just makin sure, you did put my name on that quilt and in your will, right ? ooxx

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing the show with us!! I think the happy birdies were just chirping amongst themselves too much and they had to go downstairs because they were being a little too chirrupy. You may now that I lurv those birdies!

belinda said...

HEY.....I LOVE your "Bargain Basement Birds"! I've decided your quilt pieces were too large...maybe if your birds were the size of your thumbnail...well....then maybe!! :)Once again, thanks for sharing!!

jen duncan said...

Whoa! I've had that same lesson in humility, too. Somehow it happening to a fabulous quilter like you makes it easier for me to take. Does that make sense? I of course agree with everyone else that it certainly should NOT have been down there, but I love that you laughed about it...that's what I've done when it happened to me. Thanks for sharing all these great pics!

Mary said...

Now ... there will be no more of this bargain-basement-I'm-going-home-to-throw-my-blocks-away kind of talk ... you hear me?

But I know what you mean when you feel overwhelmed by so much talent.

Thanks for the tour. Especially the basement.

Darlene said...

OK, so those quilts were stunning and beautiful - yada, yada, yada! The basement beauty makes one smile and wish you could sing like a bird. I've found my best and favorite treats in a basement type place.

I love it!!!!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh, come now, the birds are no bargain basement quilt! Chirp Chirp, they are as sweet as can be.

Gayle said...

Nanette - I'm hoping to get to Springville for the quilt show in a week or two. Did you go to the show two years ago? There were several doll beds on display and each one had wonderful quilts and accessories on them. I didn't take my camera with me that year, and I'd sure love to see some pictures of them again if I can only find out who they belong to. Your bird quilt is delightful - I know it's a juried show, so you did good just getting it in there!

Catherine said...

Wow -- what a wonderful tour of the quilts. Thank you for sharing! BUT your quilt should have been near the entrance -- as the birdies could have been flitting in and out. :-)

Thimbleanna said...

Great pictures Nanette! Thanks for sharing them with us. You're so lucky to have so many talented quilters with all that inspiration in your area. The basement is where they put all the outstanding quilts -- they save the best for last!

Kim said...

thanks for the cyber show.All were prettier than the next. If you want to see a will dear jane go to Empire Quilters and click on their raffle quilt, Broadway Jane. I hope I win it as I will never make a dear jane on my own....enjoy your weekend

amandajean said...

what beautiful quilts! yours looks fantastic!!!

sarahmurray said...

The quilts are all so gorgeous, and your quilt is so unique and special! It has to be the cutest bird quilt I've seen.....and I looove me some birds! x

Cheryl said...

Wonderful quilts. Thanks for all the photos. Your quilt turned out so beautiful! I agree though, it should have been front and center!!

Kay said...

Wow, those were some really cool quilts. I especially loved the apron inspired quilt. Your bird quilt is super cute. I was working on a fabric design a few months ago that looked similar to that but never finished it because I just couldn't figure it all out. I'll have to show you sometime!

em's scrapbag said...

A-MAZE-ZA-ZING!!!! Thanks for sharing the eye candy.

Nadine said...

Hello, Nanette !
This is a messqge from Spain, where I'm enjoying the sun (heat!), the sea and a wonderful relaxing time.... Yet, I could find soñe minutes to check my ñqils and visit some favourite blocks :) What a wonderful post of yours : those quilts are fabulous..... especially the last one, HeeHee :) Oh and, by the way, I can't resist telling you that I just finished handpiecing + embroidering the first big block, and I also found THE right fabrics for sashing and borders, here in a local QS... My Spanish quilters friends were in awe, seeing the little birds, and I told them the pattern will soon be on your Etsy shop ( I gave them your blog address) ;>)

Hugs & smiles from Spain
NADINE

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

I love the Springville show! I used to go with my mom and sisters but haven't been for a while now. Thanks so much for posting these pics - wonderful quilts! I love your Leafy Tree Tops...afterall, that's where the birds sing good morning! The other Nanette

quiltingnana said...

that hex blue ribbon quilt was amazing!

Jacquie said...

all beautiful...yours was definitely my fav...along with the feedsack quilt. it must feel great to see your work hanging like this!

Anina said...

Now this is one of the things I miss about Utah. So many quilt shows!
(And no hiding any DJ blocks, you hear?)

Ginger Patches said...

Thanks for the great quilt photos...of course I so love your birds :)

CJ said...

Thanks for sharing pictures from the quilt show. You can post more of them as far as I am concerned. I do wish I could read the advice/sayings on that first quilt. What a great idea.

P.S. Missed being able to visit your blog for DAYS!

Cathie in UT said...

thanks for sharing some of your favorites
It's fun to see what others would choose as their favorites.
I have tons more pics I could share but it would take up my whole blog! LOL

julieQ said...

Gosh, what a wonderful quilt show! Each quilt shown is a masterpiece. Love them!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Boy this is fun!

Happy Zombie said...

Another great show you brought us... thank you! I'm so glad you had a hand in the OMG teenie weenie GFG quilt - otherwise I might have thought it was a big quilt. Had me saying OMG too!