It just dawned on me that I hadn’t posted any pictures from the quilt show that Patti and I attended about three weeks ago. Patti and I make the trip out to look at the amazing quilts on display every year. Of course, we also shop at the many vendors present as well. This year there were about 800 quilts displayed. I think I posted about 32 on my Facebook page, and after much deliberation narrowed it down to my favorite eleven. Why not ten? Well, I realized after I picked ten, I had forgotten the one with the Spanish moss…and I just couldn’t leave that one out!
I find it amazing that this is a quilt and not a painting. The buildings and boats are an amazing piece of work in itself, but to imagine how this artist pulled off their reflection in the water is astounding. It took amazing skill and an eye for color to achieve this masterpiece.
This totally makes my heart sing. I love the innocent joy on the faces of these children. When is the last time you lay on the ground with a group of friends and watched the clouds and laughed and played? Have you ever? Do you have any idea what you’re missing? Apparently, these children know more about what is important in life than we do.
This is a beautiful portrait. The intricate details stretch from her facial features to her dress and continues on throughout the displays of foliage, birds, and butterflies. The most outstanding part is the roses which are velvet.
This is a lovely nature scene. I wish I could just step into the boat and row around a bit in the tranquil water. The trees are awesome, and I love the limbs hanging over the water.
I love the way the artist has the personalities of these furry friends shine through. You can almost feel the softness and the rolls of the neck just by looking at them. You want to lift them up and pet them.
There’s a lot of detail in this diner scene. I was amazed at the diner itself, but was enthralled that the artist takes us inside to each table, thus letting us take a peek at their lives.
Here’s another fabulous portrait. The collar of his shirt and coat extend from the fabric of the quilt. She also used real buttons and button holes on the clothing. She captured a great expression on his face. The use of colors in the background fabrics enhance the detail work of his dark coat.
I think this one is incredible from the detail of the tent to the expression on the womans face to every minor detail that speaks volumes. I also love the stippling in the sky.
The intricate architecture in this is suberb! I like the incorporation of the trees. This one is fabulously stippled throughout. I can’t remember the artist’s name, but she has had much other work displayed previously and all is fantastic.
Run for the hills if you have a clown phobia! I am impressed with the many faces of the clowns and the many acts of the clowns. The bright colors against the black background make the clowns almost pop off of the fabric.
I had to include this one not only because of my love of Spanish moss but also because of the detail work of the simple shed. This quilt reminds me of the places Dirt Man and I hike. I love the holes in the decrepit shed and the rusty hinges.