Thursday, March 3, 2011

Quilt Festival Tour day 2

So today I will show you two quilts that just stopped me in my tracks. They were both innovative and truly amazing.

This first quilt is Persephone. I have always been a huge fan of mythology and this quilt just sucked me into the magic of it.

Look at the detail in her hair!!! Look how the quilting makes her dress, sleeves and skin so real! Check out her ring!!

These roses were velvet and had so much texture. I wanted to reach out and touch them. Of course touching the quilts at the show is a no no. But it really was hard to resist.

Annette Hendricks is the artist of this quilt. She won an honorable mention. In my opinion she deserved more. I'm giving her a blue ribbon. :)

Next is this incredible piece that I just had to photograph for my friend Juliet Wilson of The Crafty Green Poet. Juliet is an environmentalist and I knew she would appreciate the message behind this quilt and the recycled materials that were used.

Doesn't this look like a log? Nope, it's fabric!!! Yes, fabric!! Incredible. I wanted to touch that too. Naughty...hee,hee,hee.

This quilt was just as beautiful on the front as the back. I think it is beautiful and I love how she stepped outside the quilting box to create a piece of art with a message. Lovely.

Here's some more information on this quilt and the Lois Griffith, the artist.

I hope you are enjoying the tour. I have lots more to come, so stay tuned!
xx, shell

20 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

Wow, those roses look like they're blooming right out of the quilt and I love the recycled piece, gorgeous! Geez there's so talented people out there.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Shell:
I gasped looking at each of these quilts. They're both incredible!
Thanks again for sharing these beauties.
xoxo
Donna

Melody said...

These quilts are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

some truly amazing work. I guess it was worth not seeing your bunnies....

Shirley said...

They are truly beautiful pieces of Art and the hours of love that they have put into each of them. I will be waiting for more. Your Missouri Friend.

Sheila said...

Those are amazing quilts!!

Jan M said...

Such works of art! "Going Green or Not" is amazing! I have to admit, so far, the bunny quilt from yesterday is my favorite!
The Dallas Quilt Festival is next week, and I am looking forward to seeing, but not touching, some lovely works of art. That not touching part is so very hard!

Hef's Mom said...

You musn't touch Shell! When we went to NYC Hef's dad touched an ancient greek pillar and the guard yelled "NO TOUCHING!" really loud and it echoed in the hall, it was very embrassing!

Sheila said...

Wow , amazing work, I especially loved the first quilt so much detail and the quilting is superb .Thanks for sharing .

BubzRugz said...

Lovely to see them... definitely have to walk with hands behind the back...
Hugz

Barb said...

Those quilts, especially the first is a breath taker...that is sooooo amazing. did it way how long it took for her to make it?

That log...I thought it was a real log...amazing.

Thanks for the daily inspiration.

Ann Marie said...

WOW! I think that is the most amazing quilt I have ever seen.

Katie :o) said...

I love, love, love the hanging wreath quilt! I just get such a kick out of things that push the boundries of quilting. Anything that is not square or rectangle gets a head start in my book! And it is beautiful, as well :o)

Allie said...

Oh. my. word. Those are both equally stunning - I'd find it hard to pick a favorite. I'm so glad you took pics of these Shell! They both just take my breath away.

Deborah said...

On the first quilt...I'm amazed at how she had the sleeve and the arm showing through it. How in the world did she do that???? Amazing. Simply amazing.

gail said...

Hi Shell. I have really enjoyed seeing these gorgeous works of art! So pretty. I love both of these, and I really love the bunny quilt too:) I know you must have had the best time! (()) gail

Rabbits' Guy said...

The arm-chair quilt tour is amazing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

these are both so beautiful, but the recycled one is amazing, I love the three dimensional design and the message. Thanks for posting it for me!

joanne May said...

Hi Shell,
Wow!!!
I can't believe these works of art are quilts. They look so much like paintings. Such beautiful creations. The detail and textures are incredible. I wonder how long it took to sew these works.
Anyway, I hope you are well and if you have a moment come and visit my fairies sewing a patchwork quilt!:-)

Have a good weekend,
Love,
Jo. xx

animal lover, quilt lover said...

So So So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I use to do work like that before I got were I could not remember how I did it any more!! Yes my world is slipping away...... I use to be able to figure out things without a pattern. I use to make cloths with out a pattern designing my own cloths. Making quilts without some one else telling me how to do it.
This awful thing runs in my family. It has got me.
I hope you are not mad at me, you haven't been by lately!!!
xx, Fern