Saturday, August 25, 2012

quilt show

This week for a mid-week activity, our Relief Society went to the Springville Art Museum to see the annual quilt show. I have wanted to go to the show for years, but have just never done it, so I jumped at the chance. Only six of us showed up, but we had a great time.

I didn't get very good pictures, but I'm posting them anyway, because I love quilts!

This whimsical specimen was killing me with its detail. Amazing.
Look at the quilting on this one! Having tried machine quilting myself, I am astounded that people can do this. It's not easy.
This was another fun quilt. I took this detail shot to show the whale. I just love the whale.
Some had embroidery detail.
This is a self-portrait quilt entitled "Bird Brain."
There were also beautiful, well-executed very traditional quilts as well.
I took this detail show to show the post office on one quilt. How cute is that?
I believe this one won a prize for best miniature work. And those pieces were very miniature indeed.
This one has 1/2" hand-pieced hexagons!
I love this quilt made from old flour and grain sacks.
Just plain fun.
This quilter wanted to make an I Spy quilt that was also beautiful—kind of a combination of I Spy and the watercolor quilts that were so popular in the 90s.
A very Escher-like quilt.
This one is all reverse-appliqued! The quilter said that it took her a year to make this quilt. I would have guessed longer.
Best in show.
My little Primary friend, Abby, was quite taken with this perpetual motion sculpture.
Here she is admiring the fountain with her mother. Later, we ate lunch together, and she was a very entertaining companion.
Beautiful grounds! I just love sweet potato vine (and all cascading plants, really).
I knew that Eva would love this sculpture.
This one was my favorite.

Viewing all of this beautiful handwork gave me a renewed desire to make quilts of my own. It's been far too long.

Also, I discovered that the museum has a children's area downstairs with easels and art supplies. I think I'll have to return soon with Eva!


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Thank you, thank you for sharing the quilt show with us. I love the details and I love the handiwork. Cali loves to quilt and is very good at it. I will share this post with her.

I like the sculptures, too. My favorite is the little girl reading.

I'm so glad you went and took the time to share it with us.

{natalie} said...

i have been meaning to get over there all month. i only live 1.5 miles away. jeez. some of those quilts are amazing. i am ready to start a new one myself.

ps they do art classes for kids in the summer down in that basement.

patsy said...

This is awesome!
thank you for sharing.

It's truly amazing the creativity & talent.

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