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.
There were quite a lot using the color ways of a color wheel. Each one different than the next.
This was just a plain old panel. What made it stunning was the decorative stitches and fancy threads.
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!