Loose Threads: Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Yesterday a friend and I went to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival.  We both saw lots of friends and enjoyed visiting and catching up with them.  Below is the Back Door Quilts booth.  They are located here in Greenwood, and stock all of my patterns.  The two quilts hanging over the edge are made from my patterns.  The bright one on the left is my newest pattern Leftovers.  It uses leftover jelly roll strips and/or layer cake squares.  The quilt on the right is Hexagon Trail and uses 2" hexagons.  There is no hand sewing machine and is a quilt as you go pattern.  The pillow on the table is my Charming Hexagon pillow pattern done in Tim Holtz fabrics.  My patterns are also available as an instant download in my Etsy shop.  




My friend Claire that now lives in Ridley Park, PA (formerly from Middlebury, IN), entered her Little Brown Bird quilt in the quilt festival and won an Honorable Mention ribbon.  

Congratulations Claire!!!!!

Pictured in front of the photo are (left to right) Theresa, me, and Gretchen.


Here is Claire's ribbon for Applique' Large Quilt.

This quilt was made by friend Kathy Downie  This is a memorial quilt to her Dad.  It's made from his jeans.

This is the grand prize winner.  The quilt is by Janet Stone from Overland Park, KS.

I apologize for not taking the photo of the maker.  This one may be a Di Ford pattern or maybe it was inspired by her work.


Here is another that I don't have information for.  There is something that I love about a quilt that repeats a block.  This is Ohio Stars with a plain alternate block.  


This one is made from hexagons (I think).  The ribbon was for machine quilting.


This quilt was interesting because the background carried out into the border with half square triangles, but the part of this that I really liked......

was the border.  Look at the little nine patches that make up the flowers and the four patches that look like buds.  

This quilt is a Dear Jane with solid triangles.  The maker lived in Rochester, IN.

Ahhhhhh   lunch.  You can't go to Shipshewana without having a cup of soup and an Amish pretzel at Jo-Jos Pretzels in the Davis Mercantile building.


I'll show the rest of the quilt festival in the next post.  Maybe by then I will have a photo of what I bought at the vendors.........

I want to thank all of you that left such wonderful comments on my last blog post and those of you that took the time to write personal emails.  I am truly touched at the response I got when I asked the question whether to blog or not.  Most everyone enjoys getting to know others through their blog posts while others said they learned a lot from bloggers that showed tutorials and explained the processes they go through when making different types of quilts.  Some said they like a story rather than just a photo and a hashtag.   I was thrilled to hear from bloggers I hadn't heard from in a long time and from new friends that I didn't know were reading.  I appreciate each and every one of you.  If you didn't receive a personal response from me, it means you are a no-reply comment blogger, and I had no way to reach you.  

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! 

19 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

It was nice to see you and Theresa at the show. Enjoy the rest of your summer, see you in November.

sunny said...

Wow - some awesome quilts! I'm glad you mentioned the flowers made of nine-patches. I wouldn't have noticed, and they're fantastic! Shipshewana is still on my bucket list, all thanks to you!!!!!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing a portion of the quilt show! I particularly liked the Denim Quilt and the story of how it was made. I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl and love it when people create beautiful things from old clothing!

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

Thank for showing those quilts, loved them

Janet O. said...

I am always glad to see a post from you, LuAnn. Your trips to Shipshewana are highlights I enjoy living vicariously. So many beautiful quilts in this post, and I do love the detail in the border of the Improved Nine-patch. Very clever.
If I ever did actually make a Dear Jane quilt, I think the unpieced triangles would be a very tempting way to finish. : )

Cattinka said...

A very interesting post, thanks for showing all the beautiful quilts.
KATRIN W.

Hanne said...

Thanks for sharing 😃

Radka said...

Thank you for sharing some great quilts with us :-)
xx

Linda Swanekamp said...

Loved your photos. They were quilts I had not seen and are unique. Thanks for the post!

Kyle said...

It's always great to see awesome quilts from a wonderful quilt show. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Karen said...

"Little Brown Bird" is wonderful! Congratulations to your friend on her accomplishment.
Without reading I would have guessed that the alphabet quilt was by Janet Stone. She has locked herself into making that style quilt and does it so very well.

Barb said...

Looks like a wonderful show! Thanks for sharing some photos.

Claire said...

Thanks LuAnn for posting my Bird quilt. That was fun to see. I'm happy you're back blogging. It's the only one I follow!

Raewyn said...

Looks and sounds like a fabulous show and a good day out- thank you for sharing these photos - and also for pointing out the wee 9-patches! I missed your last post but I too am all for blogging and the more depth we get with blogging - plus - and a big plus, the relationships formed are very special.

blauraute said...

What wonderful quilts. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures.
All the best for you
Roswitha

Barb said...

Thanks for the tour!

~Kris~ said...

Thanks for sharing the many photos of quilts from the show. I love to see them all and get inspired. I really loved the little 4 patch border flowers. Such a clever idea. Congratulations on having new patterns at the Back Door booth. I will be sure to look for them at Quilt Expo.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

LuAnn!!! Where have you been. Such a beautiful quilt show! And there is my friend Gretchen with you! Both of you are wonderful blogger friends!!!
That is Robin's Nest by Di Ford. I tried it - pulled my hair out - and sold the pattern! But it is a beauty at this show!

I will have to check out your Etsy Shop! I had wondered what had happened to you. Some day I plan on working on Mountmellick, I was ready to start but having both hands worked on this summer for carpal tunnel! DARN!

Keep on blogging. I miss your blogs! Nanette - lcnccook@msn.com

Chookyblue...... said...

stunning quilts...........thanks for sharing.......

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