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May 20, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - My Entry








My regular visitors have seen this quilt but I wanted to enter it in the Festival because it is my favorite quilt.

Glacier Quilt
I saw an ad in a magazine for quilts designed by Lisa Moore of Sitka, Alaska, Quilts With A Twist . I looked at her site and saw this quilt. Now I am not one to order things quickly, I procrastinate and never end up ordering but this one was just too nice not to order it. Naturally, it was out of stock so I looked at some of her links and found a quilt shop in Anchorage, Alaska: The Quilted Raven and called them. Yes, they had a pattern of the Glacier Quilt. I called right away and ordered it. The lady then asked if I wanted the kit or just the pattern. I thought wow I might not be able to get the right fabrics here so I got the kit.

It was a little different technique than I had tried before but I really wanted to make it so I made a block from muslin first. All went well and then I had one question and called the quilt shop in Anchorage to ask them and they said to call Lisa. I did and talked with her for several minutes about the quilt, then we just chatted for a bit. She offered her help and even more fabric if I needed it. When the quilt was done I posted it here. I sent Lisa a link to the post. I had mentioned that I would have to wait about 6 months to get it quilted, it was way too special for me to do myself. Lisa emailed me back and offered to quilt it for me in a couple of months time. I got the quilt back and was so impressed with it. I don't think I would ever have a quilt again that would be quilted by the designer. This is one reason why this quilt is so special to me. Another reason is that my two girls live in Alaska and when my husband and I went there we both fell in love with Alaska and would love to go back one day. Besides we have 8 grandchildren up there.

I hope that you enjoy looking at this quilt as much as my husband and I enjoy looking at it. It hangs in our living room so we can see it every day.

Thank you all for sharing your quilts and for coming to my blog to see mine.

48 comments:

Lis said...

I love your quilt and it has given me some inspiration for the journal quilt I'm planning to feature the glaciers in New Zealand. Thank you very much, Lis x

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I can feel your joy just in your writing! It's beautiful! Well done!!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful quilt and a tremendous story to go with it. I can see why you have it hanging where you can see it every day!

Rhoda said...

What a beautiful quilt! I would think you were happy you ordered the kit, because I suspect the fabrics are a big part of what makes that quilt so outstanding!

Gitte said...

Beautiful quilt. I do understand that this one is special to you

Me aka Supermom said...

What lovely color and design, truly!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

MARIKA said...

Very much good work!
Congratulations the beautiful quilt

Kathleen said...

I remember seeing this quilt on your blog... I love it and the story too!

Dolly said...

That IS an amazing design.......so icy and picturesque !
You told the story so well....what a wonderful way to give yourself a daily reminder to pray for your family in Alaska !

Kathy said...

What an inspiring quilt, it certainly has a unique look and makes a beautiful piece of art. I hope you will be able to spend more time in Alaska with your family.

Catherine said...

What a special quilt, for so many reasons. Lovely that it reminds your of your family living afar and that the designer herself did the quilting. It looks like a lot of work to piece together so you would want the qulting to enhance the overall effect. Very cool!!

whatktmadenext said...

Wow, this is simply stunning! I love the colours in it.

Michelle said...

What a lovely and unique quilt! The colors in it make me think of the aurora borealis. :-)

Valentina said...

Even hubby went wow! What an amazing story and what a stunner of a quilt... Thank YOU soooo much for sharing this preciousness with us!
Valentina in faraway Cyprus

kylydia said...

What a great quilt and an even better story! Very cool!

Kate said...

Wow that is a beautiful quilt!

Bellgirl said...

Wow, it's amazing! I'm a learner and still stuck on squares, but i love quilts with scenes, and this it the best one I've seen. Someday I'll get there!

Quiltluver said...

I love seeing this quilt again. The colors are so pretty!

Kelli said...

Wow! This is stunning!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!

Bec Clarke said...

That is so amazing and that you got it quilted by the designer is so cool. Thanks for visiting me and I am so glad that I got to visit your blog.

Mary said...

This is a spectacular quilt - you did a fabulous job. I've ordered kits too sometimes, especially if the fabric may be hard to come by (and sometimes, I don't trust myself to pick the "right" fabrics. The quilt is made even more special because it was quilted by the designer. Just beautiful!

Allie said...

This is gorgeous - and oh my quilted by the designer! How special! This is truly a work of art!

Erin O. said...

This is a great story and work of art! Well done.

Kriza said...

it's a stunning quilt, and a lovely story to go with. 8 grandchildren - wow, aren't you lucky?!
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Denise said...

I love your quilt!!!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

What a lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing this beauty!!!

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar

Vicki said...

It's so pretty, really captures the beauty of snowy mountains.

MomBrose said...

wow! It's so pretty and the story to go with it is great!!!

rlbates said...

Beautiful!

Ivory Spring said...

Marlene,

I never get tired of looking at that quilt - it has such a soothing effect on me!

Leslie said...

this is amazing and so vreative

Anne at Film and Thread said...

What a great story! It is a special quilt and you did a wonderful job making it. How fun to have the designer also work on your quilt!

Riel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my festival quilt! I am glad I stopped by to see your exhibit. That is a really neat effect the way the glacier is pieced together. Great job.

Laurel H. said...

Beautiful quilt--and the designer of the quilt herself quilted it for you! SO cool!

Karen said...

It is a wonderful quilt. Its amazing the pictures we can make with fabric.

Aunt Spicy said...

stunning. just stunning.

quilthexle said...

That's cool - the designer quilted your quilt! And the result is just stunning, congratulations.

sewpam63 said...

AWESOME!!! Your quilt, the story, the whole thing is just an incredible journey!!! Thanks for sharing. : ) I hope you and your husband get to go back to Alaska soon!

Esch House Quilts said...

Very pretty!

kameleonquilt said...

A really beautiful quilt, - it spoke of ice and mountains before I started reading. What a treat to have it quilted by the designer.

Randi said...

Love the quilt.

Becky said...

Love the story behind your quilt! It's neat that you were able to speak with the quilt designer then have her quilt it. Indeed a treasure!

Sandra said...

BRRRRRRRRRR, can you get frostbite from a quilt pic? What a chilly Alaskan quilt. Great story too.
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Joyzelle said...

Definitely a COOL quilt!!
Love it - love the story. Thanks for sharing.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

gorgeous! It truly has the perfect name of Glacier quilt. And how neat is your story behind it!

..I am off today so will hopefully get to some others on the quilt fest. I have some drawing orders to work on and then clean house... Now that our children are grown and my hubby and I are empty nesters, I can't be a "stay at home mom", but I would love to be a stay at home wife :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
If you have a moment to come over, please let me know by leaving a comment at my post. It was fun meeting you!

Eileen said...

love this quilt--what a fun design and such a great story! my son spent a couple years in alaska and it's a place i'd love to visit someday. your quilt is certainly a beautiful representation. thanks for sharing. i'd love to have you visit sometime!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What an amazing story and quilt! I can sure understand why you treasure it so much. It's beautiful...

syocom said...

What an amazing effect you were able to capture.