Metro Quilt Expo 2022 Highlights #2

A weekly selection of some of the gorgeous quilts which were on display at the 2022 Metro Quilt Expo. Check back each week for a new sampling of our gallery of quilted art.

106-center diamons
Title: Center Diamond
Artist: Kim Baird
Quilted by: Clem Busik

“I pieced this top many years ago, and never got around to quilting it. Then I traded an art quilt to Clem, in return for her quilting something, so I chose this. Months later, she posted it on Facebook. I saw it and thought, ‘Hmmm, I have a quilt like that. . .’ Then it dawned on me, that was MY quilt! Transformed by the quilting.”
Title: My Dream Parks Journey
Artist: Kate Ulmer
“I have visited a few National Parks and saw an ad on Facebook about paper pieced park blocks. Purchased a subscription and challenged myself to use my fabric stash to complete the blocks. Once pieced (majority of them are 4″x4″), I had to figure out a way to identify and lay them out. Signs were competed with the embroidery machine. They are laid out geographically. Hope to one day visit more of the parks.”
Title: Lunch Box Social
Artist: Patricia Link
Quilted by: Kathy Berry
Pattern source: Simple Appeal book by Kim Diehl

“I love the scrappy look of this Kim Diehl pattern, ‘Lunch Box Social’. Originally a wall hanging size, it was easy to enlarge it to a throw size quilt.”
Title: Sparkling Star Sampler (detail)
Artist: Ann Pederson
Quilted by: Connie Rodman
Pattern Source: McCall’s Quilting – designed by Lynn Lister

“A quilt friend suggested we do this pattern together one star at a time. It was fun seeing the stars in completely different color palettes.”