Monday, May 23, 2016

Paducah Quilts Part 1 and Blogging

I've had a really busy spring so far, and I've neglected this blog a lot.  In fact I have 46 blog posts in my Draft folder and just haven't taken the time to write the post that goes along with my photos.  There are a lot of those that will never see the light of day, like the one post from Christmas 2010.  I usually start by emailing my photos to my blog with every intention of going back later to write about those photos. And sometimes (well, a lot of times) that doesn't happen.

I'm going to show you some of my favorite photos from the AQS show in Paducah.  I've hesitated because I don't take (or have) the time to make note of each quilt maker and the name of their quilt.  I was on a 48 hour bus trip from Indianapolis to Paducah, and we see a lot during that time.  Plus, we have travel time and a little sleep included in that.

This quilt is called The Blessings by Emmy Storholm.  I purposely looked for this quilt because Emmy wrote me a couple of years ago to ask the name of the pattern after she saw the quilt photo on my blog from one of the retreats I attend in Shipshewana, IN.  Emmy wrote me a few weeks ago and told me that her quilt was juried into the show.  It is gorgeous.  I have the pattern...................someday.

These horses looked so real.  It was almost as if they were going to come off of the quilt and gallop away.  Just beautiful.  

This quilt has everything that I love making.  Besides the log cabins set in a Barn Raising setting, the border has partial Dresden plates plus a hexagon flower border.  This one definitely deserved a blue ribbon.  

Here's another Dresden quilt.  I like the secondary blue star with the white Dresden blades. 

This New York beauty was gorgeous.  I love the use of the smaller blocks.

This is a Judy Niemeyer pattern.  There's lots of paper piecing on this, but what a gorgeous quilt.

More Dresdens with vine.  I seem to remember this pattern from an old quilt book that I used to have.  I can't remember the name of the quilt.  Anyone?

Beautiful medallion quilt.  

Hexagons!!!   They are kind of done colorwash style.  

I have two or three more posts with Paducah photos that I'd like to share with you.  I won't wait another two or three weeks before I post them.

Besides spending time with Michele in Kentucky/Cincinnati having fun, sewing, and taking a class with Bonnie Hunter, I've been to our quilt retreat in Shipshewana, and the quilt show in Paducah.  In the middle of that, my new grandson Malcolm was born.  After all of that, we spent a few days down in the Smoky Mountains.  We've found a great place to get away from it all.  This is the view from a hike that we took.

This is the view from the cabin where we stayed.  It's fun to watch the storm clouds come across the mountains.  This is the first rainbow I've seen in a long time.

I am never without stitching wherever I go, and I've been working on a few English Paper Piecing projects and other things that I'll show you later on.  I've also bought a "few" things during my travels.  It's about time I clean up my sewing room; I know it's in there somewhere.   I'll post a photo of my loot soon.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


  1. LuAnn, what a shame we didin't bump into each other at Paducah! Weren't the quilts amazing? It does sound like you have had a busy time lately. The view from your cabin is beautiful! Hope you catch your breath soon!

  2. Oooh .... lovely quilts! The name of the book is Amish-Inspired by Piece O' Cake (Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins). The quilt that you showed is on the cover of the book. This quilt is on my 'to-do' list.

  3. I forgot to mention that in your photo, the quilter changed the pattern and substituted Dresden Plates for wagon wheels. Now that I see your photo, I'm not sure which one I would do. Both versions are lovely.

  4. Thank you for sharing the lovely quilt pictures. Beautiful scenery from your vacation. Glad you have had a bit of hand stitching time.

  5. Thanks for the photos of those beautiful quilts. So impressive!
    You have been a gal on the go!

  6. Thanks for the update photos! Sounds like you have been having a quilty great time!

  7. Well I can certainly see why you don't have time for blogging! What gorgeous quilts you've shared with us. Glad to know all is happy and well with you.

  8. Wonderful pictures LuAnn. Horses on a quilt = a very happy girl here! I so love horses, I so love quilts. Thanks for sharing these eye candies. ;^)

  9. The quilts are so impressive. Attending a show can get your creative juices flowing. Bet you can't stop thinking and planning.

  10. So good to get an update LuAnn and what better a way to share than with your beautiful pictures of beautiful things. I will be looking forward to more of your Paducah show quilts (my goodness so many remarkable quilts, truly works of art!) Always good to have some hand stitching with you, we are truly lucky to be able to nourish our passion<

  11. Thanks for sharing all these lovely quilts. Quilt shows are rare in UK. I particularly liked the medallion quilt and the ones which combined applqiue and EPP my 2 favourites.

  12. Thank you for taking us along to Paducah - I need to get back there - 1998 was a long time ago! The quilts look so amazing and are displayed to perfection. Everyone needs a quiet place to get in touch with themselves - looks like you have found yours - being in the mountains does that to a person.

  13. Great post! I haven't been to the Paducah show in 10+ years. Thanks for sharing a bit of it. It never ceases to amaze me the variety and talent of the quilts/quilters every single year.

  14. your mention of draft posts prompted me to get a couple organised this morning........
    gorgeous quilts and thankyou for sharing them.........glad you had a lovely time.......
    the Smokey Mountains are beautiful.....
    Congrats on your grandson........


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