Life as a Greenmonstr

Quilting and Other Facts of Life

Quilt show thoughts

I went to a quilt show today with a friend.   It reminded me that when I am looking at the quilts done by others, there are two categories: 

1.  I think I could do that! (someday)

2.  There's no way on EARTH I could ever do that! 

Some of the work was really amazing.  I am very fascinated by the quilts that look like real people or places.   It requires a way of looking at fabric from a different sort of perspective, as an individual entity of color and texture and shading.  There was a lot of thread painting and bead embellishment on quilts as well.  Just fantastic.

Of course, we also visited the vendors. Shockingly, I did stick to my list, mostly.  It's no fun if you can't say "mostly" - you need to get a few of those spur-of-the-moment fabrics that grab your imagination!




Sukochi said:

I went to a big quilt show a few years back. The best of show had 10,000 Swarovski crystals GLUED to that quilt!!. I saw them on the floor, they were everywhere. Those are not cheap to buy and I was amazed that the quilter even tried that.

# August 28, 2011 2:53 PM