First a few more wonderful pieced quilts...
You know anything blue always catches my eye.
This quilt hung so beautifully, perfectly straight and square.
Dimensional Star by Joanne Oelschlanger
So beautifully quilted by Eleanor Sasnett
Although blue will always be my most favourite colour to work with, I have to admit, red is growing on me...
Free Range Sheep by Elena Madara
Quilted by Nora Bordach
The border fabrics were cute sheep prints, and I really liked the block design...
(This RED one is for you, JKS!)
Owl in the Nines by Charlotte Noll really appealed to me visually. Isn't the optical illusion well done?
Honorable Mention, Small Pieced, Single Maker.
There were some wonderful appliqué quilts to admire.. Appliqué is not my thing, but I sure do appreciate them and how much time and skill goes into them....
Anna's Blue Baskets
by Rose Valentine
(I am sorry, I don't have the quilter's name for this one.)
Honorable Mention, Appliqué Duo
Wow! Look at all those perfectly turned edges...
And what a great choice of background fabric.
ULV Breadfruit by Rose Valentine
1st Place, Appliqué, Single Maker
Ella the Elephant is Watching
by Linda Levine
Appliqué, Single Maker
This one was incredibly beautiful!
by Elizabeth Kiss
Special Merit for Hand Quilting
And did I get a good clear closeup shot of that beautiful hand quilting? Nooooo.... Sorry! Trust me, her hand quilting stitches were fine and even.
And we'll finish off with some wool appliqué.
Safari by Cheri Guariglia
3rd place, Appliqué, Single Maker
This was another that I could have spent a lot more time studying... the longer you looked the more you saw.
There is so much to enjoy at a quilt show. Not only are you treated to seeing some incredible work up close and personal, you can learn so much from studying the quilts... design elements, technical skills to admire and aspire to, colour combinations that you would not have thought of, border treatments, quilting designs, and so on. I feel very fortunate to have been able to attend this high quality show.
Next up I'll show you a few of the special exhibits and the quilt that won Best of Show.
Appreciation is the act of feeling the beauty around you.