CHRISTMAS CHICKADEE by David Taylor
The detail on this quilt was incredible.
There were over 400 pine needles and the light bulb alone had 5 different red fabrics.
THROUGH ANCIENT PORTALS by Mary Arnold
This quilt was so realistic that I wanted to step right through the doorway!
CIRCLES DU SOLIEL by Shelia Finzer
Created with hand dyed fabrics and inspired by “doodles”, this quilt is beautiful.
CRYSTAL REVELATION by Susan Nelson
Dramatic jewel tones radiate from the center of this beautiful quilt.
SHOO FLY by Patricia Nordmark
A tradition Shoo Fly block with an amazing illusion of depth!
BLUSHING TRIANGLES4 by Gloria Hansen
Gloria married her love of digital design with her love of quiltmaking in this amazing quilt.
One of the most moving exhibits was BAND OF HANDS. This exhibit of touchable quilts made in wartime Iraq features outlines of Soldier’s hands. Catherine Robers began the “band of hands” quilt project to honor the unit service members and to help her stay connected with her Solider son. Quilters across the nation donated batik fabric squares. Ms. Roberts asked the Soldiers to make imprint of their hands using the fabric and a paint color of their choice. Along with their hand prints, Soldiers penned their names. Many even wrote comments about their experiences in Iraq. A black ribbon notes Soldiers killed in battle.
While I was looking at the exhibit, a group of Marines approached the quilt exhibit. They were shown the quilts and it was very moving to see them looking at the “Band of Hands” quilts.