Happy Saturday - I hope you have some nice things planned for the weekend. I have been fighting a cold for a few days and will probably spend most of my time drinking tea and sneezing. I managed to do my shifts at our guild's quilt show on Friday and then came home and collapsed!
So today's post will be a feast for the eyes with very few words. I took lots of photos so I will put about half of them up today and I'll share the rest of my photos tomorrow. I was a quilter before I got so involved in papercrafting and I think there are many similarities between the two obsessions. I tend to favor the geometric quilt style for my own work but I am fascinated by the intricate applique that some people do so well.
The show takes place in a church that has movable seating in the sanctuary so many of the quilts are hanging in this beautiful airy room.
This quilt is titled "Safari Star" and is full of interesting batik fabrics and prints.
I had to add a photo of this quilt "Southern Memories" for my Texas friends!
The colors and patterns in fabrics and papers have an endless appeal.
This was one of my favorites - "Nasturtium."
The photo attached shows the inspiration for the quilt - what a fantastic translation of nature to fabric!
There were also some amazing garments - this vest is interesting in the front...
..with an incredible elephant on the back!
Some of the quilts are miniatures including this delicate "Bird of Paradise."
Here is the full view of the quilt at the top of this post - the colors just glow and there is a lot of quilting with silver metallic threads.
This wonderful applique top was purchased on eBay...
...with incredibly detailed quilting done by one of our talented members.
Here is one more fantastic applique quilt - all of the applique and the quilting were done by hand - something like this takes years to do!
Here is the last one for today - spectacular silk fans with ribbon spokes and a coin at the base of each fan.
It was truly a feast for the eyes and a source of great inspiration for future projects. I'll have more photos to share tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of these wonderful works of art.
Have a great weekend!
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