Saturday, September 15, 2007

Went to a quilt show today...






and did my share of ooohing and aaaahing. Took pictures to share here and to remind myself of setting ideas, block combinations, fabric combinations or whatever. I invited DH to go with me, it was his first quilt show and he was impressed. He pointed out things he liked. He was really impressed with the photo quilts, he didn't realize that it was possible to get photos onto fabric. I think he's going to request one.........he's already requested a mariners compass. This is the show that is given every other year by the East Cobb Quilt Guild in Marietta, GA. (hello Mary-you should have been here for the string quilts!) It is given in the Cobb Civic Center. The lower floor is all quilts, the upperfloor (an overgrown balcony overlooking the lower floor) was all vendors. My favorite quilt shop was there with two of the owners, but no Karen (Sewprimitive) who also works there. I'll share a few pictures at a time, since I don't have anything quilty of my own to show right now. Just remember my disclaimer: These are not my quilts, they were done by other, more talented quilters! Also, any appearance of quilts hung crooked is the fault of the photographer, they were all properly displayed!

The last quilt, the one that looks a little like the Northern Lights absolutely sparkled, it was quilted with metallic threads and may have been beaded in places. This year there were a number of sparkle embellished quilts, there were a lot of brights, a lot of batiks, too. Very few 30s or pastels. It was easy to see what the 'fashion' is in fabrics, too. Lots of dark and bold, many using string piecing in different variations. In the top quilt, the flowers are three dimensional.

6 comments:

mar said...

What fabulous quilts. I love to hear and see husbands that enjoy thier spouse passion. Looks like it was a wonderful day. That last quilt is an eye popper!

gwen said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful quilts. It is interesting to learn what is "in" on your side of the ocean as the fashion reaches us with a bit of delay. Take care.

Karen said...

Hi Gail, sounds like you had a great day at the show, too. Didn't you love that photo quilt with all of the superb historic photos in it? Gorgeous sepia tones.

The Calico Cat said...

Love the Northern Lights quilt...

Shelina said...

I was able to see quilting trends too when I went to quilt shows, but somehow they all seemed blurred the last time I went. You're right, brights and darks and embellishments. Also more intricate quilting. In the blogs I have been seeing a lot more string piecing, and also many doll quilts.

Suze said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. Now we can all be inspired.