The Quilts of Bear Creek

Bear Creek Quilt Guild that is.  Their Quilt Show was last weekend.  And I was there.  With my trusty camera.  Just for you.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wow.  That’s all I can say about this one.  Well, also that it deserves a closer look.

Isn’t it fabulous?  Those points are incredible.  Amazing quilt.

I should point out that I did not make a note of all the quilters on the pics I took.  So I can’t tell you who made each one.  Just beautiful quilts in a slide show for your enjoyment.

Amazing points once again.  This must be a guild of perfect paper piecers.  They could call themselves the Three P’s.

I don’t know who Alexis is.  But I bet she loves these hugs and kisses.

This one just makes me happy.  Cute little happy wildflowers.  And a flutterby.

Now this one is a study in perfect piecing.  And it’s a miniature!  Notice how big the ribbon looks on it.  But wait!

Here it is in a whole row of little tiny quilts.  They are all fabulous.  And small.

This one is bright and happy.  I was in a flowery mood on Saturday.

But then I also found a bunch of Fall colored quilts that I really liked.  These pumpkins are extra cute!

I have always loved the embroidery patterns by Crab Apple Hill Designs.  And I especially love snowmen too.

Aren’t they just the cutest little things?  This gal did a fine job.  Whoever she is.

The quilting on this one is pretty spectacular too.  I think I own this pattern.  I’m never going to live long enough to complete all the patterns that I own.

More dazzling Fall colors.  This pattern was designed by the owner of the Shop where I work.  It’s a fabulous pattern.

This little quilt is made up of Dear Jane blocks.  Remember my Dear Jane Club?  I’ve posted about them lots of times.  If you want to review, just enter “Dear Jane” in the search box at the top of the blog.  You’ll find more DJ stuff than you ever wanted to see.  I can’t believe this gal made four “Papa’s Stars!”  These blocks are just 4 1/2 inches square.  Who knows how big that tiny little star in the middle measures.

This one is pretty striking, don’t you think?

I photographed this one just for the quilting.  Very impressive.

This black and white number is very classy.

I’ve always loved the cheerfulness of 30’s reproduction quilts.  They just make me smile.

Beautiful piecing and quilting in this one.  And a lot of hours.

This one really caught my eye.  It would look so grand in my bedroom!  But I don’t suppose the quilter would part with it.  Phooey!

How about this cool setting for a T-shirt quilt?  Very cleverly done.

Aren’t these kitties just the cat’s meow?  So cute.  Boo would have been proud.

Nice message in this one.  The lion and the lamb.  Laying peacefully together.  So cute!

This one was made by the Quilt Show Chairman.  How in the world did she have time to quilt this year?

This is a friendship quilt.  Made for an exchange of blocks within a group of Bee ladies.  Very nice.

Another one by the same group.  They have too much time on their hands.

What a great peacock.  He deserves a closer look.

Amazing thread work.  I wanted to bring him home and make him part of the family.

This fabulous Baltimore Album quilt was the result of a year-long class at Quilter’s Dream.  Spectacular work Racheal!

These quilts greeted you in a fabulous display about our 50 United States.  Each State was represented.  I took pics of some of the ribbon winners and any others whose States meant something to me.

The other half of the display.  Very nice!

Alaska.  Just because I love Alaska.  See the Northern Lights?

This pic is just for my Dear Mom.  Because she loves Colorado.  And misses those moountains.  I think I know the gal who made this one.  Maybe she’d let me purchase it for my Mom?

Texas!  Because….. well, you know…… just because.

And I thought this one was pretty fabulous.  New Mexico.  Well done!

This is the Quilter’s Dream booth.  Where I worked all day.  Nice quilts!

The other half.  More fabulous quilts!  All the patterns we took are originals at Quilter’s Dream.  Fun!

This is Emma.  She visited me at my booth where I was working.  I thought she was the best part of the Quilt Show.  Isn’t she just the cutest thing?

She had some fabulous smiles.  And she was quite wiggly.  Don’t you just want to give her a big hug?

These are Emma’s shoes.  See how wiggly her foot is?  I was determined to get a pic of both shoes with her feet still.  And after 623 tries……..

Success!  Don’t they just make you smile?

That’s my Dear Sis-in-Law, Pam.  She’s showing someone her fancy quilting machine from The Quilting Depot.  One of these days I’m going to get out there myself and learn how to operate her machines and get some quilt tops quilted.  She’s not holding her breath.  Smart woman.  I’ve been a bit busy lately.  Just like she has.

By the way, these folks at the Bear Creek Quilt Guild don’t mess around.  Less than 30 minutes after they said, “The Quilt Show is now closed,” I peeked behind the curtain and this is what it looked like……

That’s in less than thirty minutes!  Remember the pic I showed you just the other day?  Well, this is where all the quilts were.  These people work fast.  Good work.  I’m hiring them to come and organize my house.

And at about that same time, this is how our booth looked.  That’s a wrap!

Hope you enjoyed this blog quilt show.  I hope you’re inspired to get out and make a new quilt!  The End.

Happy Quilting,

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15 Responses to The Quilts of Bear Creek

  1. Pam says:

    Yes, I did enjoy the quilt show! Wow! Wow! Wow! It was grand… Emma is a real cutie…like the shoes! smile!

  2. Marj says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful quilts and your Grand Daughter. Her shoes were really cute.

    • Barb says:

      Oops! Not my granddaughter. She just visited the show and I know her g’ma. She was so cute I had to include her in the blog. Sorry if it confused you into thinking she was mine. Wait! Maybe I’ll adopt her!

  3. Judy Terry Linn says:

    Thanks for letting us enjoy the quilt show all over again! I am departing this laptop now and going to the sewing machine!

  4. Michelle says:

    Beautiful quilts! I love quilt shows and this one was wonderful! Thanks for the show!

  5. Cyndie says:

    Wow! So much talent and dedication to their craft. Thanks for sharing these beautiful quilts! I feel I must go back in my cave and know my place. Humility is a good thing.

  6. Ranch Wife says:

    The quilting on those quilts is just stunning! People are so talented! I want Emma’s shoes- just too cute – both the shoes and Emma. You picked all of the states I’ ve lived in except for Alaska, but that’s on the list! 🙂

  7. Kandy says:

    I just love going to quilt shows and if I can’t go, then I love to see the pictures on your blog. Love the Alaska quilt. I finished mine a year ago, but have still to quilt it. I tried to see how they quilted it but couldn’t figure it out. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Jocelyn says:

    Wow what gorgeous quilts!! What kind of quilting system does your SIL use??

  9. Barb, your photography is superb! It’s as if I were standing in front of the actual quilt. Gorgeous! What fun you must have had. Quilt Shows are a slice of heaven on earth, aren’t they?

    Love ya lots, Davene

  10. Karen Smith says:

    Thanks Barb for taking such great pictures of those beautiful quilts! Your pictures and comments make the show so fun.

  11. Danice says:

    What a great quilt show! All of the quilts are totally gorgeous.

  12. Danice says:

    All of the quilts are so beautiful! What a great craft show!

  13. Danice says:

    I am sorry, I posted more than once. I am new to WordPress 🙂

  14. Elizabeth de las Cagigas says:

    The quilt I’m looking for New Mexico State Quilt….Barb….just scroll up…right below the Texas quilt

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