Today I went to a local quilt show, held by the Narragansett Bay quilters.
There were a few new vendors, but I was able to walk out with some nice batiks to make art quilts with.
I like the idea of making simple applique pieces and then practicing my free motion on them. I think the batiks will be perfect for that.
I took a few photos, the lighting was horrid and the skylights from the gym, let in light that made it hard to shoot well.
So, here are a few that I liked and I will put up some more tomorrow.
This piece is done by Barbara Barber. I really love her work. This is a quilt depicting her grandmother and father, he was an only child and much loved. She hand paints her quilts and then stitches around the designs, it is beautiful in person. She fashioned the background after her grandmother's crazy quilt.
I just love the bold colors on this one and the subject of course. She made it after an artist's friend's dog.
Wonderful use of stitchery to enhance the design.
I love the realism of this quilted piece. It makes you want to walk into the picture. The berries are done with red beads, so nice use of embellishments and stitchery.
This I like, just because it was cool, lol. The sneakers are all applique, really loved them. I think she did a beautiful job on using fabrics and stitching to get realism and depth.
This one I loved, need to look up the pattern, it is so much more beautiful in person. She really used gorgeous prim fabrics and wish the camera could show the true nature of this quilt. It is from Folk Art Threads by Maggie Bonanomi.
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