Monday, March 19, 2012

And more from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

I do hope you are enjoying this tour of the show. I think next Monday will wrap us up. I sure did take a lot of photos!

Here we go for this week. Hop, hop, hop.


This quilt is called "Morning Has Broken" by Donna Clauer Stufft of Temperanceville, VA. She won a blue ribbon for it!
Of course, look at all that thread painted detail and you can see why! Fabulous!

Next for all my bird loving friends, this one is called "Avian Addiction by Judy Loope. (not sure where she is from as it wasn't listed on the tag).

This one is called "Light at the end of the tunnel" and was made by Becky Ray of Johnson City, TN.

This was a group quilt made by the Tidewater Quilter's Guild, but the main two people of the quilt were Betts Werbiskis for design and Lisa Burgess for quilting. It's called "Celebration of American Life." It was huge!

My critter quilt for this week is this fabulous turtle quilt called "Jelly Snacks!" It was made by Kathy McNeil of Tulalip WA.

Being the coffee addict that I am, I totally loved this quilt called "Coffee" by Beth P. Gilbert of Buffalo Grove, IL.

Finally this week, I bring you masks that were made by fiber artists and weavers. I was told the members of their guild got together one day and just started making these felted masks of themselves! How fun! They said they had the best time creating them!

However, what really made me smile BIG was while I was standing there admiring all their work, a sweet young gal came up and asked about weaving. The guild member told the gal to sit down and she began explaining how to weave. I smiled big because I was sooooooooo impressed that someone so young was interested in something that wasn't electronic and required the use of hands and not just thumbs!

Maybe art and unplugged creativity still has a chance. ;)

So which was your favorite this week?

xx, Michelle

11 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
Thanks for sharing these photos of such incredible quilts! I'm in awe of all that talent! I agree with you about the young lady. It's always heartwarming to see that someone in the next generation might be interested in carrying on these crafting traditions.

Hope you have a great week.
xoxo
Donna

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, the thread painted landscape is just breath taking. And love that you snapped the young lady, yes, there is hope.

Christina said...

Aw art always has a chance! Its a tossup between the sea turtles and the tunnel for me!

Jade said...

Lots of loveliness all around, although what really stood out for me was the tunnel quilt with the delicately colorful bricks that reminded me of stained glass. I bet it was even more breathtaking up close and personal.

Quilt Kitty said...

I have to admit at the moment anything dedicated to coffee gets my nod of approval, thought he turtles are very cute. Tracee xx

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Thanks again for sharing the photos. Much appreciated. My favorite photos are the felted masks and the young lady interested in weaving. Like you said, it was wonderful to see. Hopefully a budding artist. Hugs Judy

Carrie P. said...

wow, more awesome quilts. I love that tunnel one. The rocks/bricks are such neat colors. Love the birds too.

Allie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. As I was scrolling, I'd look at a quilt and think that's my favorite, scroll down no THAT'S my favorite, all the way down! These are so spectacular....thank you for the great pics! I cannot pick one, my gosh.

Loris said...

Love the birds and the turtles of course :-) Wonderful work in all of the quilts! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love seeing new quilters and fiber artists in the making, especially when they are young. I'm really happy the artist was so willing to teach.

gail said...

Hi Shell,,, I just cant get over how beautiful and amazing all of these quilts are. I love seeing them all, thanks for sharing the photos:) I also think thats awesome that young lady was interested in the loom:) I love teaching sewing to the teenagers and that is the age I am trying to reach out to.
Have a great week, bunny hugs my friend, Gail

Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh boy - those aren't my Grandmother's quilts! Now that loom - I could get into that .. oops, bad dog-go lie down.

I may have made this comment here before - or elsewhere - we tend to hear a lot about the small percentage of kids who make the whole bunch look bad. So it's good to remember the most of them, like that young girl, who will turn out just fine and do good at leading us onward!