Monday, March 14, 2016

2016 Pride of the Prairie Quilt Show

My large quilt guild, Pride of the Prairie, had it's quilt show this past weekend.   I got a booth at the show, to show off some of my vintage sewing machines.  This is the third time I've had a booth at this show.  It is sew much fun to chat with people about vintage machines.  NO, I don't sell any machines at the show, but, I do give people help in where to find parts, etc, for their vintage machines.

Here are the pictures of the machines I took to the show this year.
1927 Singer 15 (back) & 1923 Singer 128 (front)

1923 Singer 128 & Necchi toy

early 1900's Gritzner VS

1925 Singer 99 (Tinkerbell)

1949 Singer 66 (Godzilla finish)

1880 Willcox & Gibbs

1948-53 Necchi BF Mira & Betsy Ross toy

1948 Singer 201-2 (front) 1954 Singer 301A (back) & several toy machines

1950's Illinois DeLuxe (front) & 1960's Precision 'Home Mark' (back)

1939 Singer Featherweight 'Betty Sue' (front) & 1921 Singer 66 (back)

1881 Singer 12 treadle head & Singer toy machines
I stitched a bit during the show, in between chatting about vintage machines (more chatting, less sewing).  I made a grocery bag for a functional bag exchange with my Treadle On group.
1914 Singer 66k back clamp machine (Lotus decals), sewing on my grocery bag
I also took a treadle, and my new sewing chair. 
Post WWII 'Victor' Japanese treadle in a parlor cabinet, with my new sewing chair
There were also quilts at this quilt show.  I didn't take pictures of all of them.  There were so many quilts this year that the quilts were spread out from one end of the school to the other end (where I was). 

by Eileen Dierks, quilted by Erica Barrett

HUGE quilt, tiny squares
by Sharon Nichols, quilted by Sue Pawlowski

by Chris Schwarz

 Little bitty stars.
by Lynn Poulos

More piecing than I want to do.
by Alice Krzak, quilted by Nancy Mancke

by Eileen Diercks quilted by Erica Barrett

 Such tiny pieces!
by Lynn Poulos

by Janet Woratschek, quilted by T&F Quilting

 I love pinwheels and bright colors!
by Emily Tracy, quilted by Nancy Mancke

by Aniela Levin, quilted by Sue Pawlowski
 I loved this modern take on Dresden plates.
by Pat Herman, quilted by Darrell Herman

by Laura Eggers, quilted by Elvira Illg
 Another modern take on Dresden Plates.

by Alice Krzak, quilted by Nancy Mancke

by Terri Karls, quilted by Frank Karls
 I had to take a picture of this one for my son, the Star Wars guy.

by Lolly Adolfson, quilted by Basketcases Unlimined
 Cute baby quilt
by Lynn Bogue, quilted by Anne Spiotta

by Anita Marsh

up close of Anita's quilting

 I loved this Bible story quilt.

by Shirley Contreras
 This quilt won Viewers Choice.  It was pieced and quilted by the lady who quilted my son's wedding quilt.  It was next to my son's wedding quilt, too.
by Erica Barrett

viewers choice for Erica's quilt

by Jo Sheppard

 This quilt fits me to a 'T'!!!
by Diane Sandberg
 Love the doll dresses

by Sue Baldwin

by Sharon Thomsen
 These next quilts are from the Guild Challenge.  We had to draw a block out of the hat, and make a mini quilt, using that block somewhere in the quilt. 

Broken Star block by Barbara White

Rainy Day block by Beth Higgins

Square in a Star block by Marion Bond

Jack-in-the-box block by Anita Marsh

Louisiana Twist block by Sharon Zabransky

More quilts from the show...
by Sharon Smith, quilted by Erica Barrett

by Beth Higgins

 Gee, I bet you can't figure out why I included this one ;)
by Annette Bailey

by Peggy Nordentoft, quilted by Blue House quiltig

by Lana Stafford

 Owls are so cute!
by Peggy Young

by Terri Karls, quilted by Frank Karls
 Here are the last few entries.

I wish you could see this stocking up close.  It is so much better in person.  The stitching is lovely!  What an heirloom.
by Carol O'Dell

by Marion Bonds
 And last, but not least....

by Nan Connors
 I hope you enjoyed the quilt show.  We had over 300 entries, so, this is just a sampling. 

PS:  I had 6 entries in the quilt show, but, you've seen all my stuff before.


  1. Sounds like a fun time and show! Some of the quilts are spectacular. Your new chair looks great. It would have been ok to see your quilts again… ~Jeanne

  2. Over 300 quilts!! That is a fabulous show. And yes, we can see your quilts again. You display of vintage machines is super - sure you had lots of visitors.

  3. Gosh, Cheryl! What a collection and what fun you must have had meeting and greeting and spreading the word! I'm envious. Great post!

  4. Unbelievable that you hauled all of those machines! What a terrific display of machines and quilts! The Super Bowl of quilt shows!

  5. Thank you for sharing the quilt show, I especially like that they are all "doable" quilts instead of art quilts. I've always enjoyed looking at your beautiful machines but I was really taken by the one with the godzilla finish, it really stood out.

  6. Wow 300 quilts! Love the display of your machines. Many gorgeous quilts. If you were in a slump that would perk you right up.

  7. That looks like a wonderful and inspiring show. I loved your machine exhibit and the chair really shows them off. The person who quilted your son's quilt did such a fantastic job. I guess there are quite a few cooperative jobs in the states. I like the idea of making a quilt to go with a block. I think it would be a fun challenge. Cute quilts too ... the cat and machine and those birds on the wire.

  8. Fabulous collection of sewing machines. Love the quilt photographs. Thanks for sharing.


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