We'll start with fowl and fish. At first glance it seems these are just pre-printed fowl. Not so. They are pieced with wonderful choices of fabric. As always the showy roosters are lording it over the ladies at the bottom. The whole quilt is a delight.
It's the fish that does it! The yin-yang signs are beautifully done and pieced -- the guild had a speaker who taught this method. I'm too lazy to look up her name. It's been applied excellently finally, she added the wonderful fish!
An art quilt, beautifully balanced; the crows amusingly cut out. Love it. Crows are my alarm, every morning they call to one another. The number of caws in a row varies. I'm sure it's a language this poor mono-ligual human being doesn't understand. Late in the afternoon they sometimes come to the lawn outside and stalk about looking for either hor d'ouvers, or maybe dessert.
Simplicity itself. This quilt falls into the "modern" quilting genre, I believe, thanks to the white background. These are all squares of Australian fabrics, beautifully set off with the shadow effect. So easy and so dramatic
The fan wasn't going to move so I just had to take the picture. This is a more traditional quilt that I photographed to tell myself that I want to make one. I've been cutting squares of scraps all week and I'm not done yet. I've got plenty of square 3x3 and/or 4x4 that could become part of a quilt like this. That means lots of sewing but I am very powerfully attracted to simple dramatic traditional-type quilts like this one. Look at that border -- that's how to use up a LOT of scrap squares in a hurry -- well, not such a hurry, there's a LOT of piecing happening here.
And this is my spiral quilt hanging in the show. A bit of the upper left border got cut off in the photo. Now that it's all done, I can say, never again. Ugh.
Tomorrow I go back to the show for most of the afternoon. There are several quilts I want to photograph, one New York Beauty is really a beauty with very subtle color choices. I spent a lot of time looking at it yesterday when I was doing the "white gloves" thing. And there are many others -- another amazing red and white that has a special place. You'll see.
Yes, this is a quilt. I didn't make a note, but I believe it is by the well-known art quilter Barbara McKie and that the bears are thread painted. It seems very appropriate as winter set in around the county.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!