Sunday, March 7, 2010

NJ QuiltFest Pictures

6 of the Pelham Quilters and I had a great day yesterday at the NJ QuiltFest in Somerset, NJ.  It was a glorious day for the drive with the sun shining.  50 minutes down the NJ Turnpike and we walked into the show with the sun and smiles on our faces.

I was half way through the show when I remembered that I had my camera in my bag.  So I thought I would share my photos with you.  Of course, I wasn't smart enough to take photos of the names of the quilters, so my hats off to all, whether your quilt is included here or not....

These first three are from the same quilter.  The tops are made of about 1" squares and the way th elight plays on the quilts is absolutely breathtaking.  Can you believe the leaves on these trees are all made with thread!  They looked like ribbons at first...

The next looks as if light was shining through the center of the quilt.....
Take a look at the detail in the base of the trees.  Totally amazing....

I was surprised this quilt was by the same artist.  While many of the techniques are the same, it didn't have the same moving spirit.  I like the quilt alot, but it showed a different dimension of the quilter.


As you can see trees were a common theme this year.  This is a different quilter, but I loved the depth in this piece and the way the birch trees continued right out of the top of the quilt.


There is so much to see in this piece.  First, those who know me know that I love circular points made via paper piecing.  But this quilt takes a twist, as the flowers are 3D...  the flowers come off of the black centers.  Then look at the background quilting...  omg...  the leaves and flowers quilted into the background.  I just love the detail.

Here are two detail shots of the bottom right hand side and corner..  and one of the detailed quilting of leaves and flowers....


So that's a quick glance.  I will share more tomorrow.
Hope you enjoyed a view of the quilt show....

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Some day I'm going to learn to machine quilt!!! I just need a lesson and some nerve...and maybe a new machine...or atleast the right foot. I looked at one today and it was $25.oo...way over my limit.