Thursday, November 6, 2014

Quilty Eye Candy

Quilt Festival celebrated it's 40th anniversary with this year's show--their Ruby Jubilee! Seems appropriate to have a display of red-and-white quilts! The beautiful display is reminiscent of the Infinite Variety display of quilts at the New York City Armory in 2011. 

If you are a new follower to this blog, you may know that anything 'bird' seems to draw me in! This quilt was no exception. The quilt is called Nocturnal Gardens by Ted Storm.

A closer look really shows off the incredible detail.

If you have a parrot, then you know that an occasional bite on the ear is part of the program. The macaw's tail extends below the main part of the rectangular quilt. The quilt: She Loves Me--She Loves Me Not by Holly Altman.

It's hard to believe that this is a quilt at all. Amazing detail! It's painted, and appliqued. Dazzling Dahlia by Andrea Brokenshire.

Something about this wolf drew me in, perhaps it's the reflection of the wolf's body on the surface it rests upon. Heavily thread painted, the wolf is very realistic. Seneca by Ferret.

This whimsical quilt sampler of appliqued pets in all shapes and sizes--fish, bunnies, dogs, cats, and of course, birds--was quite fun to look at! All in the Family by Nancy Brown.

Although the title hints of a different locale, this reminds me of the Alaskan cruise this summer! Maui Gold by Karen Donobedian

Beautiful, right?

Now take a closer look to see scads and scads of mind-boggling detail. Unfortunately, my phone jiggled at an inopportune moment, and I'm not able to credit the title and maker of this exquisite piece. I do know that the quilt maker is from Japan.

The winner of the Robert S. Cohan Master Award for Traditional Artistry sponsored by RJR Fabrics. One of the grand prize winners. Delicate detail and soft colors. Lovely! Breezy Garden by Kayoko Hibino.

It's so inspiring to see the different entries from all over the world. It makes me want to 'step up my game' in my own quilting. If you didn't make it to Houston this year, I highly recommend it for your quilty bucket list.

Happy Stitching!

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