Saturday, October 19, 2013

Knitting and Quilting

I finished knitting my hat for the Seita Scholars:

I'm not sure I ever shared a photo of the matching scarf:

I'll take these to our Guild meeting next week, and pass them along to Gina. That leaves me with not a whole lot on the needles - my sky scarf, of course, and a scarf for Ministry with Community, and my Hitchhiker scarf. (I started the Hitchhiker so I'd have something in the works, to take on our trip to Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago - just a few weeks off!). So far, I'm holding the urge-to-cast-on at bay.

As for Quilting... I am not a quilter - I do not have the patience and attention to detail it requires (I know that knitting requires the same, but I believe it is different flavors of patience and attention to detail. I apparently have one, but not the other.)

That said, I love to look at quilts. So, last Saturday, Shanna and I went to the Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters quilt show. We had a great time! We admired the quilts on display; watched a quilt turning; browsed the vendors; and showed off her cute little guy.

Here are some of the quilts I admired. I've done my best to limit the quantity (this was hard; there were lots of marvelous quilts), and to identify them.

This is Moody Blue Selvages, by Edda Kraynak.

Here's a close-up, showing a square pieced from fabric selvages:

I love the cool colors in this quilt - it made me think of winter. This is Stars for a Perfect Day, by Stephanie Peterson:

Honeycomb, by Pauline J Par:

Isn't this quilt fascinating? Michigan Beauty, by Ann Berger.

Village, by Doris Frost. (This reminded me of cross-stitch samplers I used to make.)

This untitled quilt is by Lois DeWolf. It made me think of a desert, with oases of water here and there. This one got my vote for show favorite.

My friend Sandy George made this quilt, Twenty-Five Years, to celebrate her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, by Leah Peters (Is Mister Rogers around?!?).

Sense of Direction, by Joanne Dubnicka:

Garden of Love, by Diane Schlanser. I liked the stained-glass look of this quilt:

Almost makes me want to try quilting again... but not quite!


  1. I did not know quilting could be so artistic. My favorites were the Michigan one, the stained glass one and the selvage one. Lovely to look at them all.

    1. There must have been 200 quilts there, and they were all amazing.