|Eagles All Around|
Enjoy the pictures!
This award winning quilt was hand appliqued and hand quilted by Joanne I Florence.
I am fortunate to say I know Joanne and have seen some of her spectacular work. She is a master with a needle.
The pattern is a Lori Smith pattern, Eagle Applique From My Heart To Your Hands.
The rich cheddar ground is stunning - thrilled to see Joanne's skill and handwork recognized!
She placed third in traditional applique.
|Detail - Joanne Florence's "Eagles' All Around"|
A detail of one eagle.
There were very few hand quilted pieces in the show!
|Winter's Veil Original Design by Patt Blair|
This was my favorite art quilt.
It is by Patt Blair.
Original design, I think the category is "Art Critter"
|Insanity by Barb Heetland - Original Design|
This is an interesting combination of reproduction fabrics in a traditional pattern, with very contemporary machine quilting.
Miniature Ohio Star blocks, I think about 4.5" finished size. Alternate blocks feature machine quilted feathers.
It was made for a church auction. The grand daughter wanted it so it was purchased back for $5,000.
|Detail of star quilt|
This is the machine quilting detail.
With the 4.5" block size you can see how tiny the circles are.
This basket quilt by Ann Feitelson is a fantastic play with color. Five sequenced solids combine with five sequenced stripes or plaids to make a group of 25. The groups are interwoven; all the baskets in one color group face one direction. Directional shifts reveal the color groups.
Original design based on a traditional basket block.
Category: Innovative Pieced
|Album, Hexagon and Album Cross signature quilts|
The special exhibits were good too.
"Lest I Shall Be Forgotten" curated by Sandy Sutton
Sandy has a fantastic collection of antique quilts and graciously shares her quilts with others.
This exhibit featured a few of her antique signature quilts.
Thank you for sharing Sandy!
This beautiful signature quilt has a controlled layout with the blocks placed by color.
Each center square is signed.
The blocks are bound and finished 'pot holder' style. Tiny, tiny whip stitching secures each finished block together.
I wish I could show you all of the quilts in this exhibit. Maybe she will do a book!
I've written about Sandy's collection before. You can read it HERE.
There was also an exhibit of Amish quilts, both modern and contemporary.
This quilt is from Kalona, Iowa.
From The Collection of Roberta Horton.
From the book:
Amish Quilt - The Adventure Continues
Featuring 21 Projects from Traditional to Modern
This is just a small taste of the show. Of course there was some antique shopping! Saving that for a future post.
|Fig Tree - California Sized|
The trip also included quality time with friends as well as sunny side trips and adventures.
Now back to reality and SNOW!
...and of course some quality stitching time.
Have a great week!
I hope you enjoyed the show pictures.