I love quilts and I found a couple that were perfect for me at a wonderful quilt show in Owatonna, Minnesota a couple of years ago. Yes, I am a little slow in posting things at times and as I was looking through a bunch of photos recently I happened upon a file of pictures that I had taken in April 2014 at the Owatonna Arts Center where the Piecemakers Quilt Guild had a wonderful exhibit of amazing quilts.
I found out about the show from Audrey who blogs at Minnesota Prairie Roots and Chris and I spent a good deal of time taking in all of the wonderful quilts. Chris was as interested in them as I was but among all of the quilts there I lingered on the ones that I am featuring today. Trust me – there will be another post with many of the other quilts that were on display.
These quilts were made lovingly by the guild and featured teapots of all variations. I did not take close ups of all of the individual squares but you get the idea.
A spooky kitty cat teapot with a ghostly spout made me look twice especially with the spiderweb fabric with a jack-o-lantern face. Adorable.
I love Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast and this quilter captured her perfectly. She is the perfect addition to this quilt.
Each block is unique and reflects the talent of the individual quilter. I just loved the variety not only in the fabrics chosen but in the interpretation of the teapots.
Quilting is such an art and a great way to express creativity. I shared earlier on the blog the Cathedral Window Quilt that my mom made that I now have in my own home. You can read that post here. I have not taken up quilting but it is something that intrigues me. I was fortunate enough to get a quilt top from Chris’s Grandma Kate and my friend, Doreen, who blogs at Treadlemusic finished it for me and it is beautiful as well. I shared her creative touches in this post.
It always amazes me to see what people with a passion for their craft can create. Whether it is quilting, writing, woodworking or gardening there is always something to learn.
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What fabulous quilts. I love the teapots and can see why these caught your eye. There are always amazing quilts at the Mennonite Fairs I would attend in Canada. I am in awe when I see the amount of work (and love) that goes into the making of these quilts. Can’t wait to see more.
Thanks, Darlene. Glad you could comment as I have had several people not be able to leave a comment. Must be able to do it in Spain! 🙂 Let’s all move. These quilts are amazing and there is always so much love stitched in each one.
I love these! I used to do a lot of quilting but then my fingers would go numb so I had to stop! I don’t know if I showed you these already or not but a number of years ago I went to an exhibit of RED (!!!) and white quilts at the NY Armory. It was the largest selection of quilts ever assembled in NY and they were all collected by one woman. If you go to this link, you can see the magnificent collection. It was totally awesome!
I never did get the quilting bug but I have so many friends who are so talented at it. You did share that exhibit with me before but I definitely am going to take a second look. Thanks!
Thanks for the shout out this morning, dear friend. This was a fabulous quilt show, although I don’t recall focusing on the teapot quilt quite as much as you. Imagine that.
I have so many great shots of those quilts so they will be appearing over time. I know you had so many wonderful photos as well. It was such a great show.
What a fabulous quilt! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Josh. It was definitely a fun show to walk around.
That is the perfect quilt for you!!
I wanted to take it home….
I agree, this is a perfect quilt for you. They are so beautiful and I love how the quilter can express themselves in the design or make them from clothes from loved ones, etc. I tried attending a quilting group a long time ago. The process has a little bit too much math for me, but I can see how it can be so relaxing.
Ugh. Math. Yes. I would fail miserably at that part of it. The stitching maybe not so bad but the math would slay me.
Perfect! It’s like it was made just for you!
It’s an Art! Nothing less. I remember watching my late grandma and her ladies quilting group – their fingers flying around the big loom set up in her parlour. Then tea time after. I used to think that it was the very best way to spend a day. Then I learned I definitely did not have the same creative gift! Ha. But, my grandma also loved to write and she did her own poetry – so I think I got the right gift in the end. 🙂
You got the perfect gift and the what a great memory it is to have of your grandma. I love that story. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing beautiful! I’ve never taken up quilting, but I am in awe of those who do that intricate work!
I know—it is such a gift to be able to do it and I am always in awe of what creations are made.
Just WOW! I’m now inspired to move the laptop off my desk, set up my desktop ironing board, and get back to work on my quilt in project. Thanks for the inspiration, Beth Ann!
Glad this post could inspire you! Go for it! Thanks for stopping by!
My mother-in-law is a quilter and has given me a glimpse into the quilting world. (She’s kind of a big deal in the long arm quilting world) The artistry in them is amazing. One day I hope to make a quilt… Out of squares! 🙂
Oh yea? I would love to see her work as well. I am in such awe of quilters –such creativity and craft in each quilt.
Oh, these scream BETH ANN!