A Colorful Festival in Long Beach – part 2

Have you ever looked at a quilt exhibit, had a sudden vision of something you wanted to make, and raced back to a vendor to purchase the necessary items? I’m sure that happened for some of us attending the Long Beach International Quilt Festival this past weekend.

This post is the second half of some show highlights (read part 1 here). The exhibits included a wide variety of quilts on display and for sale, as well as for our inspiration. Here are some of the quilts that I was able to capture. (The quilt name and artist are given for each quilt.)

“Beyond City Light” by Sally Atkinson

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“Down Olive Way” by Maureen L Ashlock

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“Early Indigo Coverlet with Trapunto” (quiltmaker unknown)

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“Forest Symphony” by Sandra E Lauterbach

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“Grape Hyacinth” by Margo Fiddes

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“Hibiscus in Dappled Light” by Marianne R Williamson

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“Indigo Ohio Stars” by Vicki Mangum

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“My Quilt Room” by Yasuko Ito and Oharibako

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“My Stash at 50 (aka Log Cabin with an Attitude)” by Karen Eckmeier

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“Orcas of the Pacific” by Kathleen Carter

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“Pineapple Daiquari” by Rellajeanne W Cook

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“Pineapple Leftovers” by Jo Garvin

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“Pineapple Scrap Salad” by Jean Ann Wright

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“Pursonal Passion” by Sandra E Lauterbach

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“Silk Stars” by Mary Mern

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“Spring Field” by Akiko Kawata

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“The White City” by Zvia Strahilevitz-Klein

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“Three Roses” by Charlotte Hickman

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“Trellis of Red Flowers” by Deborah Kemball

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Aren’t those beautiful? And there were so many more, all with incredible detail. I found it to be a calm and peaceful part of the day when looking at the quilts, studying the techniques, trying to figure out “how did they do that?” and marveling at the color and composition. My skills are not nearly that accomplished, but I do feel encouraged to try something new. Trusting that the show also sparked your creativity, what are you planning to try? Please do share with us here or on Facebook!

Dottie found out for us that the Festival will be returning to Long Beach for at least three more years. Until the next event, may you all find time to turn your dreams into tangible creations. Happy quilting!