Showing posts with label Fantastic Fibers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fantastic Fibers. Show all posts

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Paducah

What fun I had in Paducah. There was inspiration in so many places. These quilts at the quilt show were breathtaking.

The exhibit of quilts by Victoria Finley Wolfe was wonderful.

I even got to sit and chat a bit with Victoria and then ...

... she so graciously posed for a picture with me.

Lunch at Max's Brick Oven Cafe ...

... in the courtyard was delicious and an inviting place to relax.

The volunteer at the Yieser Art Center made the exhibit of 'Fantastic Fibers' very interesting for me.

My friend Eva Marie tried out a long-arm quilting machine.

I made this quilt, "A Plate of Pineapples" in 2007.

Kayoka Hata from Japan took inspiration from my quilt and made this quilt "Motherly Affection."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Visit to Paducah and the Quilt Show

Some highlights of the annual quilt show for me was a visit with Lea McComas, the maker of “Bike Boys.” Lea received her inspiration from “a photograph and newspaper clipping from the Denver Post in the archives of the History Colorado Museum, Denver, Colorado.”


I like the simplicity of this quilt “Diamond Dust” by Doris Brunnette and Trina Kirkvold.



AQS fixed up such a nice display with my quilt “Family Circle – Farmer’s Delight” to promote their 2016 Quilt Art engagement calendar.


Hancock's of Paducah was a favorite spot for many quilters with 1000s of bolts of fabrics. This quilt was hanging from the ceiling of the store along with many others.



My niece, Holly and I visited the Yeiser Art Center to see the exhibit “Fantastic Fibers.” She fell in love with the 2nd place winner’s book made of fabric with hand embroidered words.



Shea Wilkinson’s fiber art reminded me of “The Body Song,” I fritter fratter frit … I’m the brain with the electric current … learning bit by bit …. and I fritter all the time.


Monday, April 28, 2014

My Time in Paducah at the AQS Quilt Show

Judy and Lauren accompanied me to Quilt City, USA


There were so very many wonderful blue ribbon quilts and not enough blue ribbons to go around. I think every quilt at the show was a winner!

Judy especially liked the light tan background quilts with feathered stars.

Lauren enjoyed the brighter quilts with bold colors.

I was glad to meet Joy, whom I learned to know in Mississippi. Her home was wiped out during Hurricane Kitrina and she and her husband relocated in Paducah.

I took a picture of this quilt for my farming husband, Paul.

Amazing kaleidoscopes!

We found it interesting to see the exhibit of The Tentmakers of Cairo and watch this Egyptian man do hand applique.

I especially liked this “Tuning Fork” quilt by Heather Pregger.

We studied this quilt  by Susan Carlson a long time.

I also enjoyed an evening class with Karen K. Stone called “Windsor Gardens.” You can see my work in progress HERE.

The next evening I had a class with Stacy Michell making two “Hawaiian” quilts. This also was a fun class.
Stacey Mitchell

And the book signing of New Quilts from an Old Favorite – Carolina Lily at the National Quilt Museum was wonderful.

I got to meet the other artists in the book and visit with lots of other friends and people that came to the exhibit.

Linking to:
Esther's Wip's On Wednesday
Lee's WIPs
Really Random

I Quilt @ Pretty Bobbins
Lily's Quilts
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