I spend an extraordinary amount of time looking at quilts; that is, pictures of quilts. So when the chance arises to see them in person, I’m on it!
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the AQS show. What a treat to meet Bonnie Browning, AQS Executive Show Director, and watch her interview Christine Wickert in front of her beautiful award winning quilt Shellabration.
It’s always wonderful to see the work of one of our contributor’s “in the cloth”. Here’s Bethanne Nemesh’s gorgeous Paisley Peacock that she shared with our readers in her article The Paisley Peacock — Designing a Wholecloth Pictorial in the July/August 2015 issue . As at any show, the lighting made it hard to get the colors of the quilts spot on, but it’s obvious that her quilting shines.
Part of the joy of going to a show is seeing the wide variety of styles quilters incorporate into their works of art. Just look at Reborn by Molly Hamilton-McNally.
And how about Jane Frenke’s Spheres IX? What great quilting on both Molly and Jane’s pieces..
In addition to the show quilts, there were several special exhibits, including an amazing collection of Japanese quilts called “Symphony of Colors.” Here’s a detail from Mizumandara by Yoko Ueda.
Though hand quilted, this quilt had perhaps my favorite detail of all time on a quilt. Look at those eyes! They’re on World as if Floating by Pachiko Yoshida.
Thanks for joining me on my little travelogue of the show. If you attended, what was your favorite quilt?