Identical twins, separated at Birth? On the left is Hilda Bakke's quilt Summer Dreaming. On the right is Brits Gone Moderne by JoAnne Fredrickson. They are both from the large, innovative quilt category.
Multiple, similar quilts are another one of those things that inevitably happens at shows. It's interesting to me to notice whether or not the quilt show organizers decide to hang them together. At some guild shows, I have seen a half dozen of the same quilt–often made in the same workshop or class from similar fabrics–hung side by side by side. These quilts were separated at the show ... when I encountered the second one, I wondered for an instant if maybe I had circled back and already seen the quilts in that area. Side by side, it's easy to see how different they are.
The quilts have different dimensions, proportions and borders, but I think the real difference is in the quilting design. If you click the images, it will take you over to Flickr, where you can click again to zoom in and see the quilting. I also took some detail photos ... no surprise, right?
JoAnne's quilt has relatively sparse custom quilting, by Patti Lueker and Shirley Barter. Hilda, who is also sometimes known as a the Panto Queen, quilted her quilt with an allover, modern panto design.
Here are details of Hilda's Panto quilting (on the left) and JoAnne's quilt (on the right).
FYI, I don't believe these quilt were made together in any sort of workshop. In the descriptions in the program, Hilda says her design was inspired by a quilt she saw online and JoAnne says only that it is Original by JoAnne Fredrikson.