Monday, March 5, 2012

More from the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival

Ready for some more quilts? Let's get hopp'in!

This quilt called "A Felted Garden" was made by Vickie Clontz of Rockwell, NC.

I was so intrigued by all the fabulous texture on this quilt.

I loved how she used batiks to create the most interesting leaves.

Look at all the detail on those strawberries!

The vines and pea pods were so cool...

and I loved the pumpkins! This quilt was stunning to see in person. I hung out there for a long time enjoying each detail.

Next from Judith T Meyer of Richmond, VA we have "The Civil War Diary Quilt."

All those incredible blocks all perfectly pieced! Then all those quilted feathers in the borders! Whew! That sure is a lot of work!

This quilt by Jennifer Day of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is called "Layers of Memory." It was thread painted! I'm always in awe of folks that can do that. I'm terrible at it!

Of course, you know how I love critter quilts. Isn't this pig adorable? Look at all the fabrics that were used to make this quilt! The creator of this quilt, Shannon Shirley of Woodbridge, VA calls it "Stop and Smell the Flowers." I thought it was so sweet and it made me smile big!

Finally on our tour today is "On the Way to Grandmothers House" by Sheila Riess of Ellicott City, MD. I love the color in this quilt.

So which one is your favorite?

xx, Michelle

25 comments:

Sheila said...

I love them all , amazing work but if I was to choose one it would be "On the way to Grandmothers House " , love the colors . Thanks so much for sharing . Sheila

JCnNC said...

I am reallly drawn to the intense color saturated quilts like Way to Grandmother's House - may be an "age thing." Like you, I am intrigued with the texture of Vickie's quilt and so enjoyed looking around on her blog, Annie's Keepsakes. Thanks for sharing all the "wonderment" from the show - great pictures. Judy C

Marj said...

All the quilts you showed are beautiful, but the Pig is my favorite. I too just love critters.

Denise :) said...

I swear, I've got to pick my jaw up off the floor. What incredible work! A Felted Garden is my favorite -- by I'm particularly partial to pumpkins, so it's no surprise! Thank you for sharing!! :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, Felted Garden is a treasure - I could see myself staring at this forever, just to take in all the detail.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Good Morning, Michelle:
What incredible work from these super talented quilting artists. I was amazed with each one but the detail on the Felted Quilt is just incredible. They are all beautiful in their own unique way.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Susan

Jade said...

Can't pick--love 'em all! :D

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous quilts - so much talent. The detail in these quilts, and particularly the first one, is incredible. I love the pig too! Thanks for sharing. (I have rabbits on my blog today if you'd care to have a look... haven't got Flickr sorted yet).

Rachel said...

Oh, wow, I love the felted garden and On the way and the pig...OK, they are all beautiful...

Loris said...

The pig is definitely my favorite but On the Way is a close second. Wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I love the color in the Felted Garden! Also love that little piggie :)

Kris said...

Wow!! Awesome quilts!! And of course my favorite is the little piggy!! What a face!! :-)) But I must say, the Layers of Memory is simply amazing!! Kris

Jules said...

I just love the diversity of talent and creativity! You chose a great selection to share with us Shell, thank you!

Christine M said...

They are all so lovely. The Felted Garden is amazing.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Wow, there are some very talented people out there and a whole new meaning to quilting.
I love the strawberries and the Lady playing the violin, as that is what my Mother plays.

Happy week dear friend and many thanks for showing us all the beautiful quilts.
Hugs
Carolyn

Sharon said...

I love the pig, Shell!

Shell, the polish for the aluminum is Loctite Aluminum Jelly and it is amazing. You brush it on, let it set for 5 minutes and wash it off. I repeated this if I thought it needed it and buffed the piece with a soft cloth.

kc said...

Well, I have to admit, I miss our veggie patch, so the Felted Garden really tugged at my heart...but the pig made me smile, too, and the Civil War Diary has me just awed. They're all beautiful in their own way!
Thanks for sharing!!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

How are these people so creative??!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Uh - got any Raspberry Ripple - a double in a wafle cone?

Quilt Kitty said...

Wow, wow & wow! Of course, piggy is my favourite. Tracee xx

Elly D said...

They are all beautiful in their own way. Amazing work! These artists must have some patience and talent to do all these.
Thank you for sharing :) Elly and bunniesxx

Shasta said...

These are all lovely quilts. Thank you for sharing them. The three dimensional one is so creative, and the Civil War Diary one - I can imagine the amount of time it took to make that one. And the thread painting - I need to learn that technique.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wow Shell, they are ALL amazing! The "A Felted Garden" quilt is spectacular, I've never seen anything like it and LOVE the pig, too cute!

Rebecka said...

Beautiful Quilts! Thanks for sharing them!

Sherry said...

I think my favorite is the Felted Garden quilt. They are all amazing and inspiring. The tiny pieced Civil War Diary quilt is pretty great too. As a newbie quilter I am new to it but love to piece together small pieces of fabric and create a beautiful block.