Monday, March 30, 2015

Designing Monday

My camera battery was dead this morning and now on the charger, so no photos of my design wall.  However, not much has changed since last week.

This past Friday I took the bus to Chicago for the International Quilt Show.  I took a few photos to share.  Hope you enjoy them.  The bus left an hour late because 3 of the passengers went to the wrong pick up location so the driver made a circuit of town hitting 3 different places looking for them.  None of them had cell phones!!  Finally found 2 of the 3 and off we went.  The Chicago show is no longer a judged show so there was no prize money or ribbons.   I still think any day spent looking at quilts to be a great day.  Just a shame there were no quilts that made me say, WOW!

The first quilts as you walk in were Red & White like the quilts that were displayed in NYC a couple of years ago.  These were hung in a large square from the ceiling.  There were very bright lights hung from the ceiling as well so it was a bit difficult to photograph, but hopefully you get the idea.  There were some R&W ones also mounted on the  poles like all the other quilts and there was a display of miniature R&W quilts too.  I am not sure if any of these quilts were actually on display in NYC or if this was a whole different bunch, but some were new and some very old.

R&W Dear Jane

 There were 4 or 5 of these circular patterned quilts.

There were 40 - 50 minis made by 2 sisters and a friend.
I love these tiny hexagons.

Karey Bresenham has compiled a book of 500 Traditional Quilts and there were quite of few of them on display.  One of them was made by a lady from our quilt guild, so that was an unexpected and exciting surprise.  Photos were not allowed of those quilts.

I took a few pictures of some of the quilts that I like best.  (These were part of other displays that we were allowed to photograph.)

 This is a close up of machine embroidery in white thread on a circle about 5 inches.
 Here is the same circle with successively smaller circles in the corner of a quilt.  Incredible thread work.
 Here is a shot of the whole quilt and you can see the circles in each corner.  There is machine embroidery all over this quilt.  Really fabulous!
 Here is one of the diamonds around the perimeter of the circle.  Each diamond was different.
 Some lovely appliquéd flowers
I heart irises.

More photos in another post.  Be sure to stop by Judy's blog to see some beautiful designs.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like there were some beautiful quilts to see, regardless of whether or not they were judged.