Finally! After last Thursday's snow and Friday's "not a great day to travel" I met Rachel and Dawn yesterday at Quilt Fest NJ.
Here are some quilts that caught my eye.
My Version of A Persian by Christine Wickert of Penfield, NY. This extraordinary quilt won Best in Show.
Original design made entirely of silk materials including the top, backing, batting, and all threads.
Emily Munroe by Karen Woten, Ottumwa, IA, is made of recycled wool. Karen drew the pattern from a picture of the original from the New England Quilt Museum.
Some of the background wools were hand-dyed.
Bucket List by Virginia Robinson, Chapel Hill, NC. Machine appliqued, machine pieced and long-arm quilted by Susan deSerres.
Felicity aka Spargo-esque by Jo Timko, Millville, NJ. Wool applique with embroidery and other embellishments inspired by Sue Spargo designs.
Paradise Lost and Found by Polly Mello, Elkridge, MD. Based on the "Bird of Paradise" quilt made during the Civil War.
Civil War reproduction fabrics, lots of embroidery, and simple cross-hatch quilting.
Snow Buddies by Ruth Powers, Carbondale, KS. Portrait of her dogs--a 165-lb shepherd mix and a 145-lb Komondor. Made from Ruth's collection of commercial prints and hand-dyed fabrics.
Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer