I am going to keep the written portion of this blog short … then I have a ton of pictures to post. I am posting picture of close up of the quilts because I did a study of the FREE MOTION (FMQ) QUILTING exhibited at the show. FMQ has been my main study for the past two years .. I want to be proficient by the time I retire because I have a large number of quilt tops that need to be quilted. I was paying particular attention to the FMQ motifs and how they affected the quilt top.
At the show there were section of quilts designated as quilted on domestic machines and other sections designated as long arm quilted. I was surprised at the large number of quilts on display that were hand quilted. I also noted that many of the quilts on display were more MODERN in ascetic then the previous quilt shows I have been to. There were art and traditional quilts to be seen but modern quilts are definitely an increased presence at this show.
There were several special exhibits: WICKED, Cherry-wood Challenge, Quilt like an Egyptian, Animals we Love, ULTIMATE Guild Challenge, Teacher’s display, AQS Authors’ Showcase, Quilts from the Museum, New Quilts from Old Favorites Challenge, SAQA WIDE HORIZON ART QUILTS, Living Color, and my favorite RED, WHITE and Quilted ( A display of antique quilts and counterpart contemporary reproductions of the antiques.) I will post pictures in future blogs.
I am also considering posting a blog about what I have surmised about which quilts are selected for JURIED / REGIONAL shows. I may be “all wet ” with my opinion about what quilts are selected but after attending quilt shows local and major for the past 10 years I have developed some observations that might be of value.
I took over 45o pictures … I tried to keep all the particulars with each picture but some of the names and numbers were not recorded. In part because I concentrated on FMQ and not always on the entire quilt. I also had photographed the quilts on two different days with two different cameras … so information got lost in the process. If I know the information I will post it. But enough talk… on with the pictures.
MORE PICTURES TO COME … but I am way too tired tonight …. so enjoy
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