Copyright© 2009 All images and text in all categories are copyright of Mary A. Ritter (aka M'Unique) and may not be reproduced without express permission. · Durham Orange Quilters · Fiber Arts

Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival

Saturday, February 25 was a very long day.  We boarded the bus outside of Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill at 6AM and were on our way to Hampton, Virginia for the MAQF.  This was my first trip to the MAQF, so I mostly wanted to see what was there and enjoy the company of 60 members of the Durham Orange Quilters on the 4 hour ride each way.  I had a wonderful seat mate who contributed interesting conversation for part of the trip, when we weren’t reading or sleeping.  The show was all and more than I expected.  The quilts were beautiful and plentiful, and the vendors had all the interesting products covered. Here are a couple of quilts that I especially enjoyed (pictures taken by Jean F – thanks, Jean, for letting me share them here.)

“Morning Has Broken” won as Best Wall Quilt by Donna Clauer Stufft of Temperanceville, VA.  It demonstrated a new technique called Russian Needle Punching which I hope to explore further.  The needle punching gives the work a 3-dimensional quality.

This large star is all hand pieced and quilted.  It is made from 12,000 hexagons, each smaller than a square inch.  On the back, a quarter inch needle turned applique strip covers all of the quilting lines.
I think that requires as much dedication as there could possibly be available.  That ends it for today.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.