Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced - Something new

I have started working on a new project. LQF did force to finish some of my long time UFOs and was able to display some of them. Check it out here.

Good excuse to start working on a new project ;). Like I need a reason to start new project ...ha...ha..

I won't be able to share the progress in the next couple of weeks...Shhhh....its a secret.
But will be happy to show the project when its ready :-).

Now linking up to Lee's Freshly Pieced blog

Monday, August 12, 2013

Lowell Quilt Festival - Boston Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit Part1

It was an amazing experience being part of the BMQG Exhibit, Lowell Quilt Festival. Our exhibit was very colorful with lot of unique quilts. I didn't to leave any out one out since each one of the quilts were extraordinary made by our amazing BMQG members.

The venue Appleton mills was just perfect to showcase the quilts. Our BMQG's members show volunteered for LQF(Lowell Quilt Festival) did an awesome job making this show just a great experience for everyone.

It was fun to volunteer on Friday and Saturday and spend some time talking quilts with Gretchen, Natasha and Naomi. Friday was gallery night reception and it was fun to have family and friend's to enjoy our show. My kids had fun playing with other kids who were at the show.

A warning that this post is going to be picture heavy, everyone did just an awesome job I didn't want to leave anyone out. Here it comes:

Here are the pics of quilts by various BMQG members:

Samantha Russell:

Stephanie Harrison:
Story Book Quilt

Back of Story Book Quilt


Strings and Things

We both volunteered for Friday afternoon and brought our kids. Varshini had a great time playing with Owen(Gretchen's son).
Gretchen's heart quilt using V&Co pattern
Rebecca's quilt:

Julie Bowden's wedding anniversary quilt:
This would drape really well even on king size quilt. The largest in the show.

Orange you glad you married me
Stacks of Books
Single girl quilt - this beauty is hand quilted by Natalie
Jane :
Eight pointed Star

On the Plus side

Zuzka Blasi:
Flea Frenzy
Karen Leavitt:

Double Hex Front

Double Hex Back
 My daughter really loved the colors is Karen's precious why quilt.
Precious Why Quilt

Madrona Road Challenge - displayed at Violet Craft's both in Spring 2013

Jen taught a class at quilters way using the Julie Herman's Hexie ruler. Below is her stunning Mod Hex quilt.

Mod Hex 2
Tina's Pearl Bracelet Hexies:
She is just a perfect job in piecing. The background fabric is also pearl bracelet, you can tell that only up close.

Alexis's quilts:
Andrea's quilt:
This was professionally quilted on a long arm by Margaret Gunn. I absolutely love the quilting on this one.

Sarah's quilt:
I really loved the shape of this quilt.

Beatrice Grace's quilt:

Laurie's quilt:
Laurie Sea Adventure quilt was my daughter's favorite. She loves anything with mermaid.
Sea Adventure

Dots and Ties
Alice's quilts:

Ellen Katz's quilt:
The name is just perfect Curry Strings.

WOW! I thought I would never post this today. But finally done uploading all the main quilts displayed at the BMQG Exhibit part of Lowell Quilt Festival. 
I will do another post with the mini quilts and "Quilts for Boston" which were also part of the BMQG Exhibit. Meanwhile checkout Janis Doucette blog, she did an amazing job showcasing all the mini quilts entered in the challenge in this post.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lowell Quilt Festival - FMQ Friday

This year again BMQG was invited to be part of the LQF. I have some quilts in display there. It has been an honor to be the part of the show. The BMQG LQF committee has worked hard to put together this show.

Here are some the pictures:
Blind Co-pilot close up
Blind Co-pilot
Metro Pods
The first one from left is mine and second one is Stephanie's
Again from left mine: Shades of Blue and right is Alexis
Tumbling blocks

Metro Hoop
I will be at the show tomorrow and be back with more lovely pictures of these modern quilts from our BMQG members.

Now linking up with Leah Day's FMQ Friday.