We just returned home from 10 wonderful days in Oklahoma and Texas. One day was dedicated to the International Quilt Festival and I have lots to share but I thought I would start with a few pictures from the Kaffe Fassett exhibit. The exhibit (and his lunch lecture that I was able to attend) was entitled Simple Shapes and the quilts in the exhibit were made from squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles. I have mentioned in a previous post that I was not a fan of the fabrics when they first started showing up in the quilt stores but then the right quilt (Roseville Album) came along and I was hooked. I have looked at these quilts in the last couple of books by Kaffe Fassett but when I saw them in person the thoughts that kept coming to my mind were how warm and vibrant these quilts are. The pictures I tried to take to show this areall close ups, not the quilt as a whole but that feeling of being absorbed into these colors.
Congratulations also to Founders Award Winner Nancy Kern's and her spectacular Mary Simon Rediscovered. I happened to catch Nancy sitting by her quilt and answering questions about the quilt and her quilt making process.
Another favorite of mine was Pat Holly's quilt Paisley Peacock. What I like about this quilt is that Pat's applique method is raw edge fused and a small machine blanket stitch.I have Pat's (and her sister Sue Nichols) book, Raw Edge Applique, and use their methods when I machine applique, I was happy she won a major award at the show using this technique.
There was also a variation of the Civil War Bride in the show. This quilt was made by Marion Woods, she did some wonderful Broderie Perse applique and I loved the owl face fabric she managed to find for her quilt.
I will save the shopping side of my day at the quilt festival for another post.