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A Visit to the Dallas Quilt Show

Today, I treated myself to a few hours at the Dallas Quilt Show.  Since machine embroidery is so close to my heart, I’m always on the lookout for machine embroidered quilts. Today, I saw several and I loved the story behind Robyn’s Tulip Garden by Jill Johnson of Argyle, TX.12

Jill learned how to machine applique with her ‘new embroidery machine’. Wow!  What fantastic results for her first venture with applique.  The designs are by Smith Street Designs, Tulip Time.

Power of a Woman by Pamela Hansen of Greenville, TX is a happy quilt! What a profound statement. Pamela used the Sew Vintage collection from Lunch Box Quilts to make this quilt.  I smiled when I saw it.14

I have spotted a quilt based on Aie Rossman’s Affairs of the Heart at every quilt show I have attended in Texas over the last dozen years. Today was no different. This beauty, Forever Hearts is Margaret Cotten’s of Tyler, TX version. Every time I see a quilt based on Affairs of the Heart, I want to make one.  I know that won’t happen but a girl can wish.15

Looking at these beautiful quilts makes me want to start digitizing new quilt blocks.  Next week, I’ll share my progress.  There’s so many options with Inspiration’s software programs. I could do a piece-in-the-hoop block in My Block Piecer, an applique block in My Quilt Embellisher  or a play on words in Word in Stitches. See my dilemma? Sometimes starting is the hardest part of a project!







  • QuiltShopGal

    I love the “Power of a Woman” machine embroidered quilt. Total #CreativeGoodness and inspiration.


  • Lynda

    I love machine embroidery applique’ and have made several Lunch Box quilts. Always looking for new designs so come up with some for us.

  • Becky Carroll

    I was at the quilt show in Dallas on Saturday and saw some beautiful quilts using embroidery—so inspiring. I’m going back today for a second helping of inspiration.

  • Yvonne

    I saw a quilt where each block was made from an embroidery design, but the entire thing made a complete picture of a covered bridge, i was amazed.

  • Carolyn

    Seeing these make me so tempted to start one, but I couldn’t stop until it was finished and nothing else would get done in the house!!! One “flaw” in my character — did I say “one” — another one is “hoarding” embroidery patterns!!

  • Ann

    Forever Hearts is fabulous!!