Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lowell Quilt Festival - BMQG Exhibit

Last weekend was the Lowell Quilt Festival where the Boston MQG had a fantastic exhibit once again this year.
The space is absolutely beautiful. It's an old, refurbished shoe mill in downtown Lowell.
This year I felt like we had quite a few more visitors than last year. (The two pictures above were taken when the exhibit was closed, so don't judge by that.)
I was born in Lowell and still have some family there, which meant I had quite a few visitors during my shift staffing.

The quilts in the show were, as expected, awesome!
This is Hema's Madrona Road challenge quilt.

My hexagon quilt is on the left and Karen's is on the right.

These mini quilts were by Sam, Hema and Janis

This is Andrea's beautiful quit with some amazing quilting by the talented Margaret.

Hema made this square quilt and did a great job quilting it.

Stephanie made this awesome quilt using Castle Peeps!

This HST quilt is Karen's precious fabric quilt.

Jane made this great quilt using Tula Pink's Salt Water.

Laurie finally finished this quilt in time to show it at the festival.

Hema's quilt is on the left and Alexis' quilt is on the right. I love how Alexis made the background scrappy in her quilt.

Sarah made this quilt using Architecture and some solids.

Julie made this quilt using a Denyse Schmidt pattern.

This quilt was made by Janis.

I love the colors in Rebecca's quilt.

Laurie made this quilt, which my dad kept saying reminded him of lady bugs.

Gretchen made this HST quilt using ombre fabric.

Natalie finally finished her single girl quilt, hand quilting the entire quilt. I've always wanted to make this pattern and Natalie's quilt certainly increases that desire. Someday...

Tina made this hexagon quilt. I loved seeing it progress from our time at QuiltCon where she first started it.

Zuzka made this awesom quilt in a bunch of Flea Market Fancy fabrics.

Natalie made this fun quilt for her mom, an avid reader.

Stephanie also made this fun quilt for her girls featuring their favorite book characters.

Sam also made this fun quilt.

Jane used comma to make this fun cross quilt.

Hema made this fun quilt and quilted it using a great wood grain pattern.

Lia made this quilt at retreat this year. I love the colors she used here.

It wouldn't be a BMQG show within a Ghastly quilt by Alice!

On the left is my Madrona Road challenge quilt - Wonky Road. The right is Alice's Madron Road challenge quilt.

Also on display was a selection of our Quilts for Boston quilts. A HUGE thank you to Alice for attaching hanging sleeves to these.

I'll post a separate blog post on the 12 fabulous challenge quilts soon. 


  1. Ahhhh! Thank you so much for this awesome post, Jen! I was so sad to miss the show due to a sick baby, so this was so wonderful for me. I hadn't seen a lot of these quilts before, so many gorgeous and diverse quilts. What an amazing show. Thanks to all who helped put it together!

  2. Thank you for all the pictures! I was disappointed to miss the show too so I love seeing all of these. And I spotted my Boston Quilts block for the first time too...yeah!

  3. Nice post Jen! I am sorry that I got it wrong on who did the smaller hexagon quilt - they are both fabulous for sure!

  4. Great post Jen! I really liked how you described each quilt.
    It was fun to read.
    What an awesome show it was!

  5. Thank you for the recap on each one and all the pictures - fabulous post!