The International Quilt Festival is always exciting and inspiring. While viewing the Show, I photographed some of my favorite quilts.

CHRISTMAS CHICKADEE by David Taylor

Christmas Chickadee by David Taylor

The detail on this quilt was incredible.

Christmas Chickadee

There were over 400 pine needles and the light bulb alone had 5 different red fabrics.

Christmas Chickadee

 

THROUGH ANCIENT PORTALS by Mary Arnold

This quilt was so realistic that I wanted to step right through the doorway!

Through Ancient Portals

 

CIRCLES DU SOLIEL by Shelia Finzer

Created with hand dyed fabrics and inspired by “doodles”, this quilt is beautiful.

Circles du by Shelia Finzer

 

CRYSTAL REVELATION by Susan Nelson

Dramatic jewel tones radiate from the center of this beautiful quilt.

Crystal Revelation by Susan Nelson

 

SHOO FLY by Patricia Nordmark

A tradition Shoo Fly block with an amazing illusion of depth!

Shoo Fly

 

BLUSHING TRIANGLES4 by Gloria Hansen

Gloria married her love of digital design with her love of quiltmaking in this amazing quilt.

Blushing Triangles 4 by Gloria Hansen

 

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.

Band of Hands

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.

Band of Hands

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements