Saturday, September 17, 2011

East Cobb Quilt Show

 On Friday, S. and I went to the East Cobb Quilt Show in Marietta, Georgia.  The East Cobb Quilt Guild puts on this wonderful juried show every other year and I usually take a day of leave to spend the day shopping the vendors and seeing the quilts followed by a trip to Williamson Bros. BBQ for lunch and then a visit to Little Quilts across the street. 

I need to say that S. accompanied me willingly :)  He likes looking at the quilts but not the vendors, enjoys me buying him BBQ lunch, and waits patiently (more or less) in the car listening to his iPod while I shop in Little Quilts. 

This quilt on the left, called "All Aboard" designed and made by Anne Anderberg, won best in show.  She does amazing, very detailed work and this quilt is a collage of some of her travels. Definitely a knock-your-socks-off quilt.

 I have a few photos taken on my iPhone of the 350 quilts that were shown. You can see more photos on Karen's blog at sewprimitive quilter and Melinda's blog at Melinda Quilts.

I loved this creative, unique version of a Baltimore Album quilt for the use of colors in the flying geese border and clever blocks including the Baltimore blue crab cake block in the top left, the Baltimore kudzu (far right second row), the Lady Baltimore cake block (first block, fourth row) and Marietta's own Big Chicken (fourth row, fourth block). A very fun take on a Baltimore Album quilt. I don't know why it didn't win any ribbons.  

 This quilt was impressive for the sheer number of little itty bitty blocks and about a zillion different fabrics.

I liked this quilt for the great use of color, solid fabrics, and modern design.  The quilting was gorgeous too. 

 Here is one of Karen at sewprimitive quilter's quilts.  She has a great eye for fabric combinations and use of reproduction fabrics. A very talented designer too, this is one of her designs. Love it! I can't wait for her write up the pattern.
This really small quilt was all threadwork and is based on a vintage photo.  Wow!  Incredibly detailed and shaded. I thought this was inspired.

That's all the photos I took. It was a great show and if you are taking a trip south in two years, plan it around the East Cobb show :)  I didn't do much shopping.  I bought a roll of fat-eighths and a stitchery pattern at the show.  I spent a lot of time in Little Quilts but only bought a few fat quarters. 


Nancy said...

I am so happy that I wasn't the only one at the show who thought that Man With A Goatee was really, really interesting!!!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Hi Gretchen,
We missed you yesterday at Thimbles. I went to East Cobb Friday too, but since I went after work (3:30ish), we missed you (again). I love the vintage card inspired work too, so sad that is was made in honor of a family lost in a fire. Amazing really, but so sad. I hope you are doing well and can't wait to see you again.

sewprimitive karen said...

Love your choices to show, incl. Man with a Goatee and the one with zillions of squares...saw that one in top form when she brought it into the shop...thank you for posting my quilt as well!