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Auburn CA 2019 Quilt show (selected pictures)   General Discussion

Started 4/6/19 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 681 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


This weekend, Mr Pirate & I are at a quilt show in Auburn CA.  I think the guild is small but they put on a very nice show.  I suspect that a relatively few members decide to submit their quilts to be shown because there were quite a few of "workshop" or Mystery Quilts .... 3 or 4 or 5 members entered the same workshop a/o Mystery Quilt to the show, so you got to see it in several different variations.

There were a startling number of Baltimore Album style quilts.  Wowsers .. these quilts were amazing in the amount of teeny-tiny applique that was present.

The photos below were certainly not ALL or even a good number of the quilts in the show but only the ones that I was interested in for one reason or another.

This is "Rainbow Dear Jane".  It was phenomenal.  The quilter used the same print yardage for all the DJ blocks; that yardage was an incredibly WILD print with very "hot" colors".   You couldn't help but cut out a new color selection every time. 

This pattern is Spiral Motion.  The quilter used ombre fabric instead of graduation shades of different fabrics.  It looked rather Op Art to me.

Baltimore Christmas.  pattern by Pearl Pereira.  Hand appliqued, machine quilted.  I really, really, really liked the use of the holly leaves to form the border arcs.

This quilt imaginatively used a Drunkards path style block to form snakey curves all over the quilt.  She also used a directional fabric for the background, which made her piecing more difficult.

This is one of the workshop classes.  The pattern is Lisa's Flower Garden by Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings.  And it features wool applique flower blocks alternating with 9-patches.  Be aware that the scale of the flower and 9-patch blocks were VERY small!   The first photo below has a close-up following it.  Then there is another quilt of the same workshop but completely different color scheme.

Then, to end it all is the quilt that just made me chuckle.  The info card accompanying the quilt said that the quilter was making it for her long time BFF, who just loved bright colors .. so that is what the quilter did .. make a quilt of bright colors.   Now, if this is the quilter's idea of bright colors then she might be color blind or completely oblivious to what "bright colors" mean.  :-)    The pattern is Modern Zig zag by Linda Ambrosini.

The vendor area was rather small and due to the very rainy day, turn out was small.  But Saturday is forecast to be dry, so I hope they have more people.  One of the vendors was Tammy Salzman of   She makes the most luscious hand dyed fabrics.  I've used her fabrics before and am currently using them to make my Art Deco needleturn applique blocks.  I've used her services to match the background color of a commercial fabric, which she was able to do wonderfully.   As I typically do when I see her at shows, I stopped to chat and I showed her pictures of some of the Art Deco blocks that I happened to have on my phone.

At which point, she turned to her table and asked me if I'd like some scraps.  Well .. duh!  Of course.  In applique, there is no such thing as a "scrap".  :-)  But was she handed me was *yardage*.    There were *7* quarter yard strips and 4 WOF strips ranging from 4" - 2" wide.  I couldn't believe her generosity.  :-)   I'm so pleased to have new colors to work with!  :-)

I didn't get a chance this afternoon to really go through their Country Store thoroughly so I will return tomorrow morning.  But HOLY MOLEY .. what a guild stash!   There were 2 big meeting rooms .. one with exquisitely organized fabrics .. all neatly rolled and bound.  The other room was "everything else".  At least 4 tables the length of the room filled with books, notions, tools, yarns ... everything else.   They were busy closing up for the day and I look forward to really examining those tables for potential treasures. :-)


From: judyinohio


Thank you for a very pleasant tour of the Auburn CA quilt show.  I agree about your chuckle over the person's concept of a "bright" color scheme.  Congratulations on the haul of "scraps".

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Those are some great quilts you chose to highlight.  I admire the applique even though I don't do it.  The blue quilt really drew me in.  Could be because it is my favorite color but I usually like it with other colors.  Do you think perhaps the woman who made the "bright" quilt was being funny?  I do like that pattern.  Hadn't seen it before.  How nice that you came home with some treasures for your applique.  Generous of her.

What was Mr.Pirate doing while you looked at the quilts?  He seems very supportive of your quilting passion.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

What was Mr.Pirate doing while you looked at the quilts?  He seems very supportive of your quilting passion.

He said, most sincerely, that he had the most wonderful time wandering around Home Depot and Harbor Freight. ;)  And yes, he is.  Since he bought our travel trailer, he likes to take road trips.  He doesn't much care where, just as long as we get to stay in the trailer.  That's why I pick up all the informational flyers regarding future quilt shows.

I get to go to quilt shows that I wouldn't ordinarily attend and he gets his road trip. :-)


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Sounds like you had a great day!

Thanks for a ll the great eye candy.  You sure got an awesome gift of that fabric.  I was thinking about and Judy this weekend as we got closer to your end of the state. Went to Yosemite and Sequoia.  Awesome!!!! I last saw them when I was about 6.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


The wierd thing about Yosemite is that EVERYONE is concentrated on the valley floor, where ever the paved roads go.  But if you take a walk along the sides of the valley, where the walking trails are, you lose almost everyone.  It's like you have Yosemite all to yourself.

Sequoia is very pretty too.  Much more rugged and isolated but some of the most awesome redwood trees.

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Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Well, it was Saturday night in the Ol' West and we were in Auburn, CA ... one of the original gold mining Old West towns.  Auburn has the distinction of having TWO historic downtowns ... the "old" historic downtown from around 1849 and the "new" historic downtown from around the 1930s.  It's a neat place to wander around.

Mr. Pirate & I patronized a local restaurant and bar, The Club Car, that featured a live band.  The band was very good, playing songs we actually knew.  :-)  I was surprised and pleased to see at least 2 neighboring retail establishments, a jewelers and a ... ummm, I don't remember ... hanging quilts in their front windows!  These were obviously hung in tandem with the quilt show, as I recognized the names of the quilters on the identification tags.

This is a fantastically beautiful Baltimore Album quilt in one window  and ...

this is another quilt in other window:

The next 2 are displays in the jeweler's windows:

We finished off the night at a local dive bar, where I was pronounced to be " an educated and intelligent woman".   So.  There it was.  You have all now been informed. :-)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Wow... sounds like a great time was had! Neat that those shops were displaying quilts.


From: bornblesse2


I love it when store fronts join in and display quilts!  They are attracts the quilters to check out their business!

just plan smart!