Last Friday I experienced my first large quilt show and festival. It was wonderful! Thanks to the ladies at Hollyhock Quilt Shop in Corydon, IN who organized the bus tour, approximately eighty-nine ladies and I were able to attend the first International Quilt Festival held in Cincinnati.
I'm not sure which was more fun, shopping all of the vendor booths or viewing the awesome quilts that were on display. Some of them were so unique, you didn't even realize you were looking at a quilt instead of a beautiful piece of art. And in my opinion, any quilt is a piece of art! Some of these were definitely out of my league but so inspiring! So here's just a few of the photos that I took. Enjoy!
My apologies to each of the artists as I can't tell you who made each of these to give credit. I hope I'm not violating some blog protocol here!
I loved this one!
Another Japanese artist used photo transfer, applique and traditional piecing on this one. My photos don't do any of these justice!
Best of Show! How difficult this decision must have been! There were so many stunning quilts. But this one is beautiful, and best viewed up close!
"bokeh". In quilting, I think it should be called "amazing"!
Susan Shie. These were so fun to look at - it would have taken hours to fully appreciate the work here. Check out her website for a better look.
WoolyLady kit for something new to try. I debated over an accuquilt Go Baby and tried my hand at a couple of long arm quilting machines, HQ16 and APQS Lenni.
Overall, a very fun day! If you want your own virtual tour, check out this video!