Metro Quilt Expo 2022 Highlights #5

A weekly selection of some of the gorgeous quilts which were on display at the 2022 Metro Quilt Expo. This week, a scattering of stars.

Title: Blizzard Inspiration

Artist: Kathy Melaas
Quilted By: Self
Pattern Source: Harmony by Gudrun Erla

“North Dakota blizzards spark inspiration in my quilting world. I challenge myself to use fabrics from my “collection” to come up with new designs. This project was fun to piece, but the difficulty came with quilting it on my home machine using a walking foot, my second attempt. the quilt was used as a silent auction piece for a charity.”
Title: Sea Glass Stars

Artist: Lori Loff
Quilted By: Self
Pattern Source: Sea Glass Stars from the book Scrap School

“Most of the fabrics used in this quilt were from my stash, just a few fabrics were purchased for this project.
I liked the looks of this quilt in the book, so I chose fabrics that gave that same look.”
Title: Starry Starry Night

Artist: Susan Tuma
Quilted By: Catherine Thieschafer
Pattern Source: Carol Doak’s 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars

“I save all my scraps. This was a wonderful way to use up a small portion of them! 49 of the fifty blocks (with some modification to be consistent with the background) make up the front. 1/4 of the 50th block was used for the label.”
Title: Pennsylvania Star

Artist: Mary Gerken
Quilted By: Self
Pattern Source: Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

“I have long admired the way that Edyt Sitar’s designs combine the use of traditional cotton with batiks, and I have frequently purchased fat quarters of her collections. This quilt allowed me to dig into my stash and enjoy the challenge of sewing (and seeing) stars!”