There was so many beautiful quilts it was hard to pick my favorite. I took pictures on my cell phone but the pictures were not very good for some reason. Usually my phone takes excellent photos but not the other day. I asked permission from the ladies from Quilt Inspiration blog if I could post their pictures and they graciously agreed that I could. So thank you again Marina and Daryl!
Geraniums by Laurel Anderson
I have had the privilege of meeting and talking to Laurel Anderson before. She is a very sweet, talented and an award winning textile artist and applique quilt designer. She came and did a presentation and talk to the Quilt Guild that I attend. She was to come back and teach a class for us but for some reason it had to be cancelled. This quilt won Laurel a Second Place in the category Appliqued Large Quilt.
This quilt was inspired by designs of the 1960's. The fabric colors move from dark to light in 9 shades with shimmers of gold and silver. Laurel has a pattern available at her website that I had previously purchased. Now I really want to make a quilt like this! This quilt won her and Lin Squires a 2nd place ribbon in the category of 2-person quilt -Pieced and Appliqued.
Twilight Star of Indonesia made and quilted by Susan Kooiman
This quilt was paper pieced and based on a pattern by Judy Mathieson. It was made of beautiful batiks in orange, red, gold and deep blue violet. The border of the quilt is flying geese in a circular design. The very center of the star had a beautiful gold brooch with a purple stone.
View of Arles with Irises by The Fab 5 Group (Carole Pirruccello, Cathy Brorby, Phyllis McCalla, Jan Bawart and Jan Soules)
This quilt was comprised of five different panels that represented five different views of the flowers in the fields of Arles, France. Each artist worked on their section of the project on their own and completely independently. The fabrics are appliqued on with three dimensional pieces. They were trying to render Vincent Van Gogh's "View of Arles with Irises". I think it is wonderfully done and can't believe that they did such a great job!
Mediterranean Sunset by Phyllis McCalla and quilted by Laura Jansen
Phyllis McCalla was the featured artist at this Quilt Show. Phyllis is a quilt teacher, Fiber Artist and Consultant. She previously taught classes at Cloth Carousel and several years ago I had taken a few of her classes. She started teaching quilting classes in 2006 but I took my class from her several years later. She is also a member of the Pins and Needles Art Quilting group.
This quilt was longarm quilted by Laura Jansen. Laura is a member of the Quilt Guild that I attend. She does beautiful custom work and her Feathers and leaves are gorgeous.