Thursday, December 9, 2010
Quilt Show, Part 1
The Sheridan library hosts a quilt show throughout the month of October every year (ooh, books and quilts, there's a combo I know some of you adore!), and BW and I caught this year's show on its final Saturday. But I saved posting about it till now because December feels like a perfect month to share these snuggly quilt photos!
And because I just wasn't able to squeeze it into November. (But my first reason sounds better, don't you think?) :-)
I can't make a quilt to save my life, but I sure do love and admire them and really enjoy going to quilt shops, especially with my friend Jo who is an awesome quilter. All the delightful eye candy of all those fabrics and colors and designs - it's like being inside a 3-D rainbow!
So I dedicate this two-part post to Joanne, as well as to Daphne (another avid quilter), and to Barbara who, like me, doesn't quilt but admires those who do (and their handywork) and has several lovely, interesting posts about quilts on her own blog. And to everyone else out there who is talented and patient enough to create such useful things of beauty for the rest of us to enjoy!
As always, click on any photo for a larger view.
The colorful scene taken from the library's main desk...
This quilt that greeted me at the top of the mezzanine stairs was an instant favorite of mine...
Artist: Jackie Waters, Quilter: Laurie Sheeley
Machine Pieced; Pattern from Great American Quilts, Book 7
The view from the top of the mezzanine stairs...
Looking across the mezzanine with the main desk below...
A closer look at some of the quilts on the wall in the previous photo...
One of the more unique quilts in the show, I love the beads on her dress and in her hair...
Artist & Quilter: Elaine Inman
Machine Pieced, Quilted & Appliqué
According to the note above it, she found the
silhouette design in a tattoo parlor clipart book!
Another mezzanine view...
A closer look at some of the same quilts that appear in the above photo...
A closeup of the quilt hanging to the right of the pheasant in the previous photo...
Artist & Quilter: Pat Fosher
The accompanying note said, "It gives the impression
of looking through rippling water or beveled glass."
Here are a few of my favorite details from another wonderful quilt on the mezzanine, "Forest Hollow by McKenna Ryan"...
The butterflies were three-dimensional,
which appears to have surprised the owl! :-)
I love this owl in moonlit flight
this sweet chipmunk, so pleased with the acorn he found!
Artist & Quilter: Judy Peck
Technique: Fusible Web Appliqué
More eye candy coming up in Part 2!
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"