Fall Quilt Show in Western PA

The Beaver Valley Piecemakers are having their 18th Annual Quilt Show, October 11th-13th. It will be at the Holy Family Parish in New Brighton, PA.

I have not personally been to this quilt show, but it would be a great time of the year to take a road trip. Perhaps next year.

The theme this year is Two Color Quilts. There will be food, vendors, a boutique and of course beautiful quilts to look at.

So, if you’re in the neighborhood or would like to take in the fall colors during a road trip, put this quilt show on your calendar. Here is a link to their website Beaver Valley Piecemakers.


My Favorites at the NQA Quilt Show, part 3

Here are the final quilts from the NQA Quilt Show that simply, caught-my-eye. I think you’ll see why.






This final quilt was made by Alisa Seamster…love the name! How ironic.

This is an impressive quilt.


I took a picture of the label explaining how the quilt was made.


Yes, 33,320 half-inch squares…wow! And if that isn’t impressive enough, she “tied” it. Alisa was standing there by her quilt so she showed me the back and all the ties!


I hope you enjoyed the NQA Quilt Show and Tell. As I said…it always inspires me to improve my quilting and try new innovations. Cross-stitch quilting will not be one of them though. I’ll leave that to Alisa Seamster.

My Favorites at the NQA Quilt Show

As I said in yesterday’s post. I also took pictures of quilts that I especially liked. Sorting through them I saw that each one fell into 1 of 3 categories: Traditional, Flora & Fauna and just simply Caught My Eye.

Here is the Traditional category…



I really liked the border on the quilt above. Here is a close-up…




And the last quilt in the my Traditional category must be seen close-up.

Full Size View

Full Size View



Tomorrow will be my Flora & Fauna category.

NQA Quilt Show

I had the privilege of volunteering at the 2013 NQA Show this year in Columbus, Ohio.


I was a sack-sitter. I baby-sat quilters’ purchases while they went to shop for more…hahaha. Actually it is a very useful service. It’s like a coat-check system but it’s summer and no one is wearing a coat. So we checked shopping bags, suitcases, rolling carts, lunch boxes, even fencing equipment. Yep, fencing equipment. There was a fencing conference going on next door and a lady from that conference stopped in to look at the beautiful quilts. She was from California. She said she was a knitter but she appreciated the art of quilting. I love meeting interesting people.

After my volunteer time was over I had the pleasure of viewing all the beautiful quilts. And I took several pictures. Here are the pictures of the top winners.

Best of Show Lrg Quilt

Best of Show Large Quilt

Best of Show close-up

Best of Show close-up

As you can see the quilting is beautiful!

Best of Show Medium Quilt

Best of Show Medium Quilt

Close up of the texture

Close up of the textured fabric

I don’t know how the quilter obtained such texture on this plant, it looked real. I wanted to touch it…but I didn’t.

Best of Show Small Quilt

Best of Show Small Quilt

Other Best of Show Quilts

Other Small Best of Show Quilts

Best Machine Quilting Large Quilt

Best Machine Quilting Large Quilt

As I sorted through my pictures I realized I did not take a closeup of the Best Machine Quilting Large, Medium or the Small quilts. Apparently I was more impressed with the quilting on the Best of Show quilt. I guess that’s why it’s the Best of Show.

Best Machine Quilting Medium Quilt

Best Machine Quilting Medium Quilt

Best of Show

Best of Show

I’m not sure the category of the above quilt. Perhaps NQA has a whole cloth category. This quilt is beautiful! You need to see it in person to truly appreciate it. Here is a closeup.

Best of Show close up

Best Hand Quilting Large Quilt

Best Hand Quilting Large Quilt

Best Hand Quilting Medium Quilt

Best Hand Quilting Medium Quilt

There were lots of beautiful quilts. I love to go to quilt shows it always inspires me.

After looking at all the top winners, I then meandered through the rest of the show and took pictures of quilts that caught my eye. I will post those tomorrow. Stay tuned…