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Incredible! It takes a great deal of hard work and creativity to make such beautiful items.
I have to agree. :) I was really impressed by this year's show; the gild displayed some of the most spectacular applique quilts I've ever seen.
What an amazing variety of quilts! There were so many that I just loved, it would be very hard to pick a favorite.Thanks for all the photos--felt like I was at the show with you... ;D
My pleasure, Terlee. When I start photographing quilts it's awfully hard to stop. :) I usually pick a favorite, too, but this year there were simply too many I loved.
Wow. Most of those are way beyond my current abilities, but I was relieved to see that the patchwork didn't quite match up in some. That always happens to my quilts and it was nice to see that it happens even to the "pros". I kinda like that sort of mistake. It makes it feel more hand-made to me. I'm more of a patchworker than a quilter - I do the quilting part just straight lines by machine. All of those miles of tiny stitches boggle my mind!So... were any of those yours? :)
This show is restricted to the county gild members only, so none of the quilts were mine. I stopped showing about ten years ago to concentrate more on my restoration work. I like quilts that aren't quite perfect; they feel more human to me. :) A few of the quilts toward the end of the slideshow were made by young quilters under the age of 17, btw.
Oh wow! I'm a little jealous. Thank you for sharing the photos.
This is the one show I try to attend every year; I have some friends among the gild and they're one of the friendliest bunch in our region.
These are incredible! Looks like you had a fantastic time. Some of those are just mind boggling!
It was two days of pure bliss for me, Anne. The vendors at the show were great, too -- I even got to hand dye (for the very first time) my own silk scarf.
How fun! I haven't dyed anything since 5th grade summer camp when we did t-shirts. You'll have to post a picture of your scarf!
Posted it over on the Disenchanted & Company blog. :)
What a beautiful collection. I love the turtle and even more I adore the cream one. It just confirms my opinion that I'll never be able to manage something like that, but its good to know my limitations. Really good photos too.
I would never attempt most of these quilts -- the one with the safety pins has insanely tiny applique work. But I love to look at them and feel all that creative energy. :)
http://www.urbanthreads.com/blog/?p=7917 My hubby just linked this to me and i thought of you.
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