Route 66 quilts will be shown at California show

Two women and dozens of other artists soon will show their Route 66-inspired quilts at The Road to California Quilt Show at Ontario, Calif., in the city’s convention center on Jan. 24-27, with a special preview the night of Jan. 23.

The Route 66 Quilts project is the brainchild of Kelly Gallagher Abbott of Fort Collins, Colo., and Patt Blair-Hughes of Mount Baldy, Calif. They announced the project in 2011. Dozens of other quilt artists who contributed to the project will attend the show as well.

In a recent blog post, Patt showed many of the details of the Route 66 quilts. The pictures below are just a sampling:

Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, Calif.

Cucamonga garage in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Route 66 in Missouri, including a Meramec Caverns barn.

Cool Springs Camp in western Arizona.

Roy’s in Amboy, Calif.

Remember, in many cases, these are just individual panels. The quilts themselves are huge, and even more detailed.

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