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HMQS in Salt Lake City 2012

Every year it is a great treat to go to the home quilters show in Salt Lake City. The quilt display is wonderful.  Our Alpine Quilt group was asked to participate in the show. There were so many great quilts. I am only going to show a few.This one is by Syd Haglund. This was a featured block of the month for our quilt group this year. It is a very clever game board quilt.

This quilt is machine pieced but hand stitched by Paula McKinlay. Look at those perfect feathered stars. The contrast of the pink and white is beautiful.

I really liked the look of this quilt and the layout of the blocks.

Love the black in this quilt contrasted with the bright colors, it really makes a statement.

 This is Cindy's quilt that she made from Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet pattern. How can you not fall in love with this adorable hand pieced quilt? There is so much work and many long plane trips and ball games in achieving this finished quilt.

Such a cute quilt! Look at those fun greens and reds!

I have this quilt sitting in a box. I need to get moving on it. Look how fabulous.the pattern is called "Oh My Gosh."

Look at all this beautiful needle turn applique. I just love it.

 This is my quilt and now it has a great story to go with it. I took it to a photo shoot on Saturday in Birdseye, which is about 1 hour from where I live. The day was very windy , rainy and cold but it had it's moments when it would calm down. I was trying to be quick and have the four quilts set in different areas of the ranch so that we could be quick about the photo shoot. The weather started getting bad so I gathered everything back into the car. We arrived home about 11 pm and my Randy was unloading the car and said there were only 3 quilts not 4. I began to be sick. It had been over 10 hours since our photo shoot and I was having night mares of my quilt flying off to no man's land, better yet being torn on one of the nails that protruded from the fence, or even being smeared in a cow-pie. We headed back to Birdseye and believe it or not my quilt was right where I left it. I have yet to see if it has any dirt on it but I have it back: a sweet tender mercy.

Love these color combinations.

 The workmanship on these quilts is so beautiful.

I am not sure but I think the following quilts were from the same pattern only each quilter used different fabrics. It is fun to see the variety and design changes depending on how color is used.

 The quilting on this quilt is spectacular.

 Look at this quilting.

This beautiful quilt is by Laurel in our Alpine quilt group. Her work is inspiring.

Believe it or not this is a quilt. Can you believe it?

Loved the modern look of this quilt.

I also have this Dear Jane quilt sitting in a box. I have got to work on this next.

I hope these beautiful quilts inspire you to quilt and design. I was truly awed by the beautiful workmanship. I only showed a small portion of what was there. If you live in the Salt Lake area you will not want to miss this next year. It gets better each year. It is always in May.

Happy Sewing


  1. Can you tell us more about the 8 or 9 interesting quilts with the same pattern?

  2. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful quilts made by the wonderful ladies in That Alpine Group. And for all the other wonderful show and tells from HMQS

  3. Fabulous quilt show--will try to be in Salt Lake City next year, would love to see all the quilts!


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