Saturday, October 6, 2012

Quilts in the Barn 2012

This year Linda's theme for Quilts in the Barn was inspired by her visit to Infinite Variety in New York last year.
Every quilt hanging this year is red and white.

This quilt hangs above the doorway as you enter.

I loved this house quilt.

There were lots of tiny quilts.

Even a tiny bed..

This quilt is embroidered and appliqued.

The embroidery stitches are perfect and very tiny!!!

It almost looks like the designs were printed!!!

Lots of larger quilts, both pieced and appliqued. (sorry I couldn't get a photo of the whole quilt with all of these)

This stunning quilt was all appliqued.

Pieced quilts.


A New York Beauty with a beautiful toile fabric.

 I love the applique on the border of this quilt.

Below is a signature quilt. I saw several well known names here....Linda Collins, Mary Koval, Lori De Jarnatt, Kathy Holland,  Jo Morton and  Dawn Ronningen!!

 Above is only a small selection of the quilts on display. There are lots more to see!!

As well as all the quilts there are raffles, delicious morning and afternoon teas...and lunch!

Linda also had badges made this year! A choice of 2 designs.

The Quilted Crow girls from Tasmania were there with lots of fabric and their new book.

Mary Koval had antique fabrics, blocks and quilts and new fabric also.

I spent several hours admiring quilts and chatting with friends old and new.

The exhibition is still on tomorrow so, if you live close enough, don't miss the chance to see a spectacular exhibition.
All funds raised go to breast cancer research.

Linda will have lots of photos on her blog later.  Right now you can see Dorothy's, Meredithe's and  Jan's, blogs to see more photos and news from the Barn.


  1. What a beautiful display of red and white quilts!
    I love the embroidery of the sweet:)

  2. It looks wonderful! I was expecting nothing less then a beautiful display of rd and white quilts!! Makes me want to dive in and make antoher one!!

  3. Wow. Thanks for sharing. I really like the quilt with the appliqué in the border as well as you do. Really appreciate you putting together this post. Have a super day. Hugs, Karen.

  4. Awesome. My personal favorite that that white applique on the red background. WOWZER!!!

  5. How inspiring. Thank you for all your pictures !

  6. What a fabulous display of red & white quilts. I'm sure this year's QITB was a huge success..well done Linda!!

  7. Thanks for sharing this wonderful exhibit. I love the toile backgrounds.

  8. Oh wow all of these are beautiful. Posts like this are the kind that make me fall in love with quilting all over again. SO gorgeous, thank you for sharing!

  9. Wow, so many beautiful quilts, all so individual. So many clever people. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  10. Thanks for the gorgeous photos!! Love the embroidered little birdies! Too bad I couldn't be in Paris when you were there! Finally on the same continent hihihi! enjoy your fabrics! Hugs, Daniëlle

  11. I love all these quilts. so beautiful. Do read Melody's blog?

    She has photos about the same show.

  12. thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts! lovely displays. The little bed is adorable.

  13. gorgeous - thanks for sharing.......

  14. Ooh Miriam, I missed this post, and missed you there!!! I went on the Saturday, it was amazing. I will go and link my blog post to yours as well if you don't mind? xo

  15. Thanks for the mini show. I love red and white quilts and am always amazed at the variety and skill displayed by these exhibitions. Wish I could have been there too.

  16. Wow! These are beautiful. I just love red and white quilts! (Of course, they would not work in my home unless I redecorated!)
    Just gorgeous! Glad you were able to see them!