Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Quilt Show 2011, Part 4
I've had a lot of interruptions and distractions lately ('tis the season), and am tardy with my 4th and final 2011 quilt show post. So without further delay, here are some of the non-quilt fiber arts that were on display along with the quilts:
I love lace and admire people with tatting skills...
Tatted Money Insert Cards
Artist: Victoria Bales
"I give money to grandchildren for Christmas
and still have the urge to give them something I've made."
(If you're adopting new grandchildren, Mrs. Bales,
I'd like to submit my grandchild resumé!) :-)
I'm very fond of the colors and whimsy of this frolicking sea nymph...
Technique: Cloth Doll, Embellished
Artist: Michelle Havenga
And it's always nice to see fresh veggies get their props! :-) (Cute and clever how she displayed them in a colander!)...
Artist: Georgann Lee
"Eggplant, carrot, tomato, peas, garlic are all from the book,
Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Hingh."
This next display, a bedspread made from the artist's mother's 100-year old handmade wedding dress and petticoats, was the most unique. There was a lot of information with this display ~ click on the photos of the notes to read about it more easily...
And last but not least, a lovely example of counted cross-stitch, the one fiber art that I can actually do! :-)
Gather Ye Rosebuds
Technique: Counted Cross Stitch
Artist: Norma Haase Just
Pattern By: Kathleen Wagner
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
And on that cheery note (lol), see you at next year's quilt show! (Well, I'll see you long before then! Though I feel in need of a bit of a blogging pause, I hope to return fairly soon with photos at last of the inside of Dragonfly Cottage ~ with and without Christmas decorations!) :-)
Meanwhile, if you missed any of this year's quilt show posts, here are the first three parts...
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
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"