Shipshewana Quilt Festival – 3

Here is the third installment of pictures of awesome quilts from the Shipshewana Quilt Festival.


This is “Stars in My Garden” by Linda Cramer of Three Rivers, MI, quilted by Colleen Gall of The Cotton Corner. Lovely flowers! IMG_4081

For some reason, giraffes have been appealing to me lately. This is “Patches” by Doris Goins of Kendallville, IN, part of the Hoffman Challenge exhibit.IMG_4101

This is from an Edyta Sitar pattern, “Spring Bouquet.” One of my favorite things about this version is that the quiltmaker, Diana Devereaux of New Hope, PA, named her quilt “I Actually Did It.” I’m pretty sure I would feel the same way if I’d actually done it!IMG_4106

Here is “China Quilt” by Judy Mercer Tescher of Pendleton, IN. It was quilted by Elaine Reed.


Here is a closeup of the border quilting which I really love. IMG_4108Here is “Icing on the Cake” by Jennifer Rose of Hugo, MN from a pattern by Jenny Pedigo. IMG_4114

“Best Buds” by Darla Parks of Grand Haven, MI. I like the clean simple lines of the appliqué and the lovely quilting.


This is “A Long Way from Home” by Amy Pabst of LeRoy, WV. It is paper pieced and has 3,028 pieces.

IMG_4118Here is a closeup so you can see the tiny pieces and the quilting done on a sashiko machine.


This bright and lovely quilt is “Dance of the Dragonflies” by Donna Stoltzfus of Goshen, IN. It was quilted by Three Sisters Longarm Quilting. IMG_4162

This was one of Carolyn’s favorites. It is “A Dying Breed” by Patricia Kennedy-Zafred of Murrysville, PA. This is a tribute to the American Family Farmer. The images from the 1930s are silk-screened onto vintage feed sacks.    IMG_4191This one is “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Linda McNeal of McKinney, TX, quilted by Jackie Brown.

IMG_4192Note that the Naughty List is Disney Villains. The Nice List are Linda’s grandchildren and family members.


Here’s a border closeup. Isn’t it adorable?


And here is some of the background quilting. I wanted to remember these flowers for future reference.

And that is it for the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. I have more pictures, but the pictures of the information are too blurred for me to read and I don’t want to post the pictures without giving credit where it is due.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last few posts here.

Quilt on!

4 thoughts on “Shipshewana Quilt Festival – 3

  1. I totally agree with the “I actually did it” quilt! Pretty sure Darla from Grand Haven quilted a couple of my mom’s quilts (mom was a member of the Lighthouse Guild). Love the sashiko quilt, although I didn’t realize there is a sashiko machine. I have some panels my mom did by hand that I want to frame.

  2. Amazing applique’ !!!

    I wonder if giraffes will be the next big animal trend in the quilt world? I suspect you are big trendsetter.

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