Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Quilting Quickie - Photo heavy

I've had a list of a million and one things to do and was feeling overwhelmed.   My daughter asked me to go to the quilt show with her and I said "yes" but I was telling myself the entire ride up to her house the day before I had no business gallivanting about with so much to do........but it turns out it was exactly what I needed.     It cleared my head and I was able to enjoy the weekend and I managed to come home and make a list of my to-do's and mount a plan of attack for the coming week.

Since I've got lots of irons in the fire I'll give you some quick eye candy from the photos I took at the Mancuso Quilt Show in Philadelphia this weekend.

 This was a price winner.    Look at the quilted words.

And then there was this ribbon winner.  Not my cup of tea but I am sure it was executed with skill and technique and certainly innovation.

This applique quilt was another winner - absolutely stunning.

Close up of the appliqué work

 Above and below, the same pattern, different fabrics, different looks.

 Mini quilts.......and one with my favorite color combo

There were quite a lot using the color ways of a color wheel.   Each one different than the next.

 Bobbins of selvages!

This was just a plain old panel.     What made it stunning was the decorative stitches and fancy threads.

 That's a lotta pieces!  Cutting them! Keeping them organized! Sewing them! Pressing them!  Oy!

There was a story with this.   The hands were photos of the four generations of a family of quilters.

Below, I like the symbolism of the direction of the black triangles.  To me, above ground pointing towards the earth; and under ground pointing towards the sky.   A certain zing and zang.

Looks like the lights are on waiting for us to stop on by....even the glow from the windows it cast out onto the shrubs.


Here's a different version of a traditional star.

This orange peel quilt had to seeing double.  What were we looking at the peels or the squares?

This was made out of men's shirts.  It's an idea I will save when I finally tackle the suitcase full of shirts I brought home from my brother's.

And for all the ones I shared, there were ten times as many that were equally as breathtaking.
It sure makes we want to be retired to be able to play with fabric all day if I want to!
Sadly over the years the show has gotten smaller and smaller with fewer vendors.

Thanks for sticking with me and my picture show.   Keep on stitching!


diamondc said...

Robin: They are all so lovely, the first one has my heart, it reminds me of growing up in the fifties and sixties, plus the jelly fish oh my its a beauty.


Stasi said...

Amazing quilts...each and everyone!!! I try to get to this show in February when it come to Hampton Roads. Glad you got to go!

Sandy Longan-Miller said...

There are some awesome quilters in the world, unfortunately I am not one of them. Loved the applique quilts. The one made from shirts would make a lovely memory quilt for family.

Marilyn said...

Those are ALL some gorgeous quilts.
I love the Jellyfish.
Thanks for sharing the pics.

Robin in Virginia said...

What gorgeous quilts you shared! Each one incredible! Glad you went, had a good time, and got recharged!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these great pics. The quilt under the hippo was at the Springfield, MA show last month. She is from Texas, it was her family story and took three years to complete. Also the owl was at the show in a darker version, stunning quilts.
Have a great weekend.