Jacquelynne Steves

Quilt Show Photos


A few weeks ago, on a beautiful Saturday in September, my husband indulged me and went with me to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (I know- he must really love me!!) Today I will show you photos from some of my favorite quilts. You can see all of the ribbon winning quilts here.

We pulled into the parking lot of the convention center, and it didn’t take long to figure out that we were in the right place:


And I hadn’t seen this before- I guess the show organizers are trying to get more “young” people into the shows and find out what they’re interested in (young meaning 35 and under. I remember when I thought 35 was old!!! But that’s been awhile, lol.)


When I go to a quilt show, I always take a photo of the information sheet- that way I never have to wonder about a quilt when I am reviewing the photos later! So today, I will be including those photos so you can find out all about the quilt photos I am sharing with you today.


This quilt took 3rd place in the Traditional Category. I love the addition of hand-dyed wools to the traditional cottons.





This quilt won the award for Best Hand Workmanship. I would never have the patience to hand applique a quilt of this size with so much detail. Bravo!!






Beautiful paper-pieced stars and hand applique from Germany.





This quilt was also from Germany. I was amazed at how tiny the pieces were….LoneStar2




Not surprisingly, this quilt won a ribbon for Best Use of Color. The quiltmaker used real leaves as templates for her applique.




I love the colors in this modern quilt entry. It won 3rd place in the Group/Bee Category at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, TX.






The squares in this quilt are 1″, and no computers or paint were used for this quilt. I think it’s amazing!! It won 2nd place in the Innovative Category.




This final quilt took Best in Show. I wish you could see it in person- so much detail!


See those little letters in the circles? They were cut from the border fabric- they are about 1/4″ big. Stunning quilting, too. Also note the little brass brads on each blue leaf, and the tiny red gemstones in the black and white checkerboard.


Black button embellishment along checked border. Letters are metal cut outs, with black metal brads in the corner of each letter square. More little blue and red gemstones in various places (look carefully!)



So, there you have my trip to the Quilt Show. Hope you’ve enjoyed it!



  • Susan Donaldson
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Stunning! I will never be this professional. Thank you for my trip to the Quilt Show.

  • Mary S
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the lovely quilts. I’m still working on our granddaughters quilts that have been put aside for a time. Probably till after the holidays.

  • Janet in ND
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the trip to the Quilt Show in PA. What beautiful quilts! It was great to see the close-ups, too!

  • margaret
    Posted October 28, 2015 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    what an amazing quilt show so many spectacular quilts thanks for sharing these with us

  • sandy G
    Posted October 28, 2015 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Thanks also for such detailed pictures and visit from that quilt show.
    For those of us who can’t go , much appreciated……

  • Lizzie
    Posted October 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Such fun to see all of those quilts! I find the one called Leda to be fascinating.

  • Ann Hixon
    Posted October 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    how wonderful, almost a VR trip to the Quilt Show and lovely to see one by Sue Daley. ‘Under the Southern Skies ” which if I am not mistaken [which I could be] was a contest entry in Australia…..like I said I could be wrong but I do not think so. Most of my knowledge comes from magazines and photos from kind friends like Jacaquelynne. Thank you so much…it was a joy to see.

  • Laura of Orange
    Posted October 29, 2015 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the beautiful quilt show pics! I love your blog & beautiful drawings & patterns!

  • Sheila
    Posted October 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for taking and sharing your photos that first one I fell in love with, I was hoping there was a pattern, but it doesn’t look like I will have much luck finding the pattern. I hope to get to go to the next big quilt show there next year.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted November 2, 2015 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      I hope you get to go to a show soon, too! It’s so much fun :)

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