Today I managed to sneak a couple of hours from quilting my wholecloth to go see the annual quilt show at a nearby art museum. This is a very traditional area when it comes to quilts, so I go in the hopes there will be a few art quilts, or at least some quilts with extra punch. And this year I wasn't looking at the awards wondering how the judges came up with that decision- the quilts that had ribbons, I thought deserved them.
This beauty got Best of Show. Unbelivably, it is both hand pieced and quilted- I think it's a Jinny Beyer design. I can't even fathom working that way- I'd never get anything done!!
This one is my favorite color combination. I love the bold design!
This was a small piece, only about 12 by 12. But I liked the wonky design, color, and embellishments.
I absolutely loved this one, based on a child's watercolor painting. What a canvas for lots of quilted texture!!
I've got more, but I'll save them for a future post.
On the home front, I washed out the rust dyed raw silk last night. I'm very happy with how it turned out-now I just need to find a pattern that will work with it.
I don't know if I will get anymore quilting done tomorrow- it is a busy day. But I hope I can get the little bit I have let done on Sunday, so I can get this one faced and shipped off to Susan in Grand Junction. I still have my IT! quilt to get done this month!!