Thank you for input on the Raffle Quilt photography. Also for your interest in the documentation project. I will post more about that soon.
I thought I'd share my 2 favorite quilts from the Quilt Fest of NJ.
I fell in love with this quilt:
Here is the information and credit:
The layers of detail are amazing! Each and every border, whether it was hand embroidered, or piped, or embellished with glass beads was so loving done and with such skill.
The handles of the spoons were hand embroidered to look like sterling, and each spoon contained several layers of fabric and stitching to achieve the realistic look.
this is from the outer border. She has added glass beads for strawberry seeds - so subtle and so sweet!
She quilted it on a home machine and the stitching is lovely! The teapot and the monogram being my favorite parts.
Just take it in.
I haven't been wowed by a quilt like this in a long, long time! Thank you Sandra!
Okay, my second favorite quilt is this one: It is a block of month. It is machine quilted and machine appliqued and beautifully done!
Now, personally, I think that credit should have been given the designer, so I'm giving it here: Sue Garmon.
My favorite part of the quilt is that each ship is surrounded by a vine, flowers or fruit and a symbol of where it is from - too much!! I love it.
And here is my Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and what a wonderful surprise! Pepper Cory awarded it her Judges Choice - and bonus; the ribbon is pink. I met Pepper and thanked her and we talked about folk art quilts. She liked the peace symbol as a modern example of folk art. What a nice lady.
She wrote this note on the back of my ribbon (I won't even hold it against her that she made a Mercedes sign instead of a peace sign).
How cool is this challenge? Each participant was given a color card and had to make a quilt read that color from 10 feet away - awesome!
I met Kathie, of Inspired by Antique Quilts for lunch and she surprised me with this piece of folk art fabric. Wouldn't these make great applique' shapes? Thanks, Kathie!
Taryn of Repro Quilt Lover is having a great Red & White quilt show on her blog. I'm planning to post some this week - go check them out.
be back soon with Part 2