So, I advise you to start with the quilt show, which simply will be pictures, and my opinion, where warranted. Let me see if Blogger can swallow all my pictures in one gulp!
Beautiful colors, beautiful piecing, beautiful quilting.
Detail of quilting at the corner.
Socks. I love the whimsey.
Nice. I liked it. Ruth was hanging around and called me.
Your sister quilted this.
In fact, she quilted a lot of them.
Grandma's Flower Garden, well done. Especially the edges.
There is another Flower Garden. coming up.
Redwork, an American art form from the turn of the last century.
This quilt features Father Christmas.
Nice colors, nicely done. No ribbons.
This quilt flows out from a medallion in the center,
like a windmill. The feeling is flowing.
The quilting includes a racing horse.
I sent this to my sister to look at. The small squares are outlined by four rows of quilting, one thread apart. I asked my sister if that is "humanly possible". I.e., is this done by a computer program?
"Certainly not," she replied. "Look, she missed a few places!"
She sees quilting.
These album quilts are "in". I don't particularly like them.
I love this quilt, and it has so much wrong.
The quilter must be a complete novice.
It has ripples from the poorly measured borders, all three of them.
But the problem starts with the blocks.
The blue borders have little blocks to keep them square,
but the points don't match.
Jan quilted this. Once I realized her work was in the show,
I could pick it out across the room.
A sampler quilt. Dull colors. But, the current palette.
Great colors, in the current palette. The blue and grey sparks it up.
The trees are all applique. A lot of cutting and sewing.
Not my colors, but a lot of people like orange.
Down here where the cows are milked, this train model runs around the hall.
This quilt is called "My Mind at 2 A.M."
A blogger wrote about that yesterday.
This small hanging is another current fad.
It is applique of and on felt.
I like this. It has a cat and a dog. And border problems.
"Best of Show"
Another album quilt. Too orange for me.
This small hanging is called "No Y Seams".
Y seams are precise executions, and done well and precisely.
Well deserved ribbon.
"What's for lunch?"
The next two pictures go together. The quilter found this piece of linen on EBay. In quilting it, she has stabilized it forever.
It is a piece of cutwork, an artform my mother loved to make.
A well deserved blue ribbon.
Then we went to lunch.
This is for Allison. Hiking in the Southwest.
Another Flower Garden. I like the quilt's use of optics.
I made this one inch block quilt for Hamilton, ten years ago.
I wonder if he still has it.
These are the same Flying Geese blocks my sister used
in the quilt she made for me.
These geese are flying south.
I wonder if there are two blocks alike.
There are four pictures of this quilt, called
Look for trapunto.
Look for reverse applique.
Just keep looking.
This is a two picture quilt. Above is a Crazy Quilt, the
artists learned from her home health physical therapy patients.
The other side is redwork patterns. The quilter's mother is
an artist who adapted one row of blocks to closely resemble
the quilter, her daughter and her granddaughter.
The quilter embroidered a tiny heart in each of those three.