Quiltfest, in Jonesborough, Tennessee, is accompanied by a little quilt show of things done by the teachers and the shop owners. Naturally, I took a few pictures 🙂 Here are some of my favorites:
Clam Shell, a Judy Niemeyer pattern made by Louise Amos
Detail shot. This quit was at least queen size, and the little HST squares finish less than an inch!
Cinco de Mayo, made by Renny Jaeger; pattern by Karen K Stone
Quilt by Shannon Shirley. The blocks are TINY and the baskets have tiny chain-stitched handles. See detail view below
Detail of quilt by Shannon Shirley
Lobster Stew, by Nancy Mahoney
Quiltfest is 3 days of classes and other programs held in Jonesborough, TN every July. So, who’s coming to Quiltfest with me next year?
maybe me! what fun 🙂
Great idea! It’s the end of July. Put it on the calendar!
Oh my, my hat is off to the ones that made the quilts with the tiny pieces. I would have no fingers or sense left after attempting those.
I don’t mind tiny pieces but I DO mind tiny precision. Ugh. Which is why I did the close-up. Her precision is amazing!
Oh my goodness, the basket quilt using gingham fabric is genius! Nice inspiration too!
It may have inspired me to make quilts with big pieces. Some of my friends enjoy tiny, precise piecing, and I think I’ll leave it to them 😁
I too am impressed by the tiny, and also that it is in a big quilt! That is a lot of tiny! And those gorgeous points. I think skinny points is about next on my list of things to learn.
I think Judy Niemeyer’s patterns are the best for skinny points. Good luck!
All are lovely. The Cinco de Mayo caught my eye. I have been studying Judy Niemeyer’s books, but I am no where ready to even attempt this. I am talking to my friends about a possible visit to TN. That would be a great trip!
Judy and her certified teachers regularly have classes at Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough. I recommend both the shop and the classes from experience 😀
Good to know! Just another Reason to add on my Pro- Trip list!
These quilts were amazing and oh my goodness – 1 inch HSTs? Wow – that is dedication!
Or madness 🤓
Yes, lots of inspiration there!
The clam shell one is my favourite, and the one at the bottom. I don’t quilt (don’t have the dexterity for it and I don’t have a sewing machine) but I do like looking at these more unusual quilts. Lovely!
It was a fun show!