The International Quilt Show is my favorite -- except for Quilt National which is way out in Athens, Ohio and which I haven't seen for several years. This is a Mancsco show that travels to 6 or 8 venues in the US and is truly international. There are many American quilts but also (each year a different balance of) quilts from other countries. Japan is always well represented and the Japanese craftsmanship is probably the best in the world -- and they are creative too! There were wonderful groups of quilts from Germany, Israel, Australia, Canada, England and, as always, fascinatingly different quilts from South Africa. Here are some of my pictures. I'll input more tomorrow also.
The raven photo didn't photograph as vividly as I wished, but I found bird and Chinese "chops" an evocative quilt.
I photographed the circles because I'm working on a circle quilt although quite different, but the fringe-y method of sewing them together is fascinating. I'm thinking of making a quilt of 5x5 squares (no circles) that will be reversible and this might be a good way to put them together. One side would be very textured and the other would not be textured. That interests me. Besides it would be easy.
I didn't take time to note down the quilters' names, which I should have done, but I was lazy. Apologies all around -- to quilters and viewers.
WEATHER -- COLD AND HOT - These tree limbs (above header) lined with thick ice were taken several years ago when I was living in Kentucky. Trees surrounding my home were glistening...
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