"A Quilter's Gathering" Manchester, NH, 2015
My friend Tere D'Amato and I drove up to pick up her quilt on Sunday (which won a blue ribbon!) to check out the show and see the vendors. A smaller show in general, and to be frank, it was nice to see a more, manageable show instead of a huge national one... to put it simply-- so nice to see what the locals are up to-- and believe me, they are doing plenty!
Obviously Liberty Day is my number one, but here are some of my other favorites-- I apologize for my detail shots, but whole quilts can get very overwhelming, as anyone who's been to these shows knows!
G. Wong, "I Love, Love, Love" Me, too! Not only a labor of love for all of the quarter square triangles, but the swirls are so perfectly placedand give such an illusion of motion-- almost looks like paints have been smeared! You have to look twice to make sure none of that piecing is curved.
Janet Elia, " Winter Days in Shades of Taupe." This is a kit, I believe, from Crabapple Hill Designs. It has embroidered line winter scenes in the border and stars, or "snowflakes inside. What I love is how this person had so much fun with the quilting-- every shape had something wonderful in it-- swirls, snowflakes, and some really offbeat patterns. She totally made this kit her own.
This is a sentimental favorite for me-- a modern quilt, but the maker put pictures of her daughter's favorite book characters in each white space-- since my youngest daughter left the nest for college this fall, definitely some sniffing was heard. Sorry-- I didn't see the name/artist of this in the show booklet.
Jody Scaltera, "Ping." And finally, as a cat person-- here's a thread painted one-- amazing. If thread painting was as effortless as this made it look-- we'd be out of business!