Last Saturday I trekked up I-95 to attend the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza. I was truly wowed by the number and variety of quilts there. Several special exhibits were shown, as well as the PNQE contest and international quilts and winners from the World Quilt Competition. Here’s a peek at some of the exquisite details that really jumped out at me.
The center of the Clematis on Purple Trellis by Ruth Case is very effective and has lots of texture.
Jo Timko’s Bountiful is lovely at a distance, but close up it’s even more amazing.
The quilting complements the wool appliqué , while the hand stitching adds important definition.
To say I was charmed by Gillian Travis’ Scandinavian Jumpers is an understatement.
Look at her clever use of decorative stitches, and I love those colors!
Jennifer Wheatley Wolf takes innovative use of fabric to another dimension with her Geisha in the Snow.
To incorporate such a challenging mix of materials into a design, especially the faux fur, is a technical and artistic feat.
Razzmatazz by Becky Weiland is a classic four block design.
A closer look reveals the skillfully accomplished reverse appliqué and playful quilting.
And here is perhaps my favorite detail, the stitching on the tree in My Tree With Crows by Claudia Scheja.
Claudia’s use of a variety of thread colors adds wonderful dimension to this piece.
Stay tuned for more quilts from PNQE next time!