Buildings have a long history of inspiring the creative design of quilt makers/ In the 19th century, American quilters developed classic architecture patterns as Log Cabin, School house, and Brick Wall.
People, portraits, and figures, sponsored by the Grace Company. First Place. Second Place, graphically portrayed with fabric. Third Place. Makes me smile. I love this quilt. The portrait has an amazing command. I want to look at it over and over again. Judges Choice. Strong emotion.
I have so many quilts to share with you and so little time before we begin our next adventure. It’s so interesting going to Houston and walking around the quilt exhibition. Have you walked the aisles and seen a new technique and suddenly thought well why didn’t I think of that? Then on the other hand some of the quilts and ideas look very familiar.! I love to look at the use of colour, the quilting and the expert techniques the makers employ. I think it gives me an idea as to the personality of the maker. Then again when I look at some of the quilts in detail, some Carnival by Beth Nufer of Brookings Oregon USA with Clem Buzic. This quilt won a second place in the pieced large section. How did she piece that? and the shading is amazing. This Quilt won a third place. I thing it is visibly stunning, imagine making all of those little flying geese. One of my favourites, the use of colour and the integration …
The show is over, but the memories last and the winners bask in the glory. I have limited time and access to fast internet, but I will post as many images as I can in the next few days.l
I’ve chosen a few of the quilts I liked the best… but its interesting to see the techniques.
This exhibition was called the Power of Women. Actually its a competition so there were no names on the quilts…
I enjoyed the variety of techniques used.
When the names are published I’ll add them.
I’ve been traveling and it isn’t as easy to write an extensive blog each day. Depending on the speed of the internet in my hotel it often takes time to add the images.
So here we are 2 months later and now I can add the images I missed.
I’ll begin with Houston and I’ll add the few images I took of the Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge 2017. I think there were 465 submissions and each and every one I saw was stunning.
I’ve been trying to post both my trip images and the rest of the Houston images. I have so many more to share, so this is todays gift.
This category is the hardest to photograph, but please take a look at the detail in these quilts. The quilting is amazing.
I don’t have time to add the entire amount of images I have in this category, so little time.