The exhibit that made me smile was the Clock Challenge -- an assortment of functioning quilted clock masterpieces:
|Interesting assortment of styles|
|Love that '50s TV!|
|Rural clock, close up|
Many of the pieces were variations on a theme. What stood out? First, a quilt my son, even now, would likely cotton onto (no pun intended!)
|"Carter 15" by Marlene Olson|
Marlene's piece is from Quilts with Style, Issue #60, and is designed by Liz Schwartz Stephen Siefert. Originally a pattern for a wall-hanging, Marlene cleverly enlarged it -- and created matching pillow cases as well!
There was charming 3-dimensional piece featuring Japanese fabric folding, a sweet wreath in applique, and a vibrant piece in silk dupioni.
|"Spring Dreams" - Sandra Deucher|
|"Zen" by Susan Strong, quilted by Ardelle Kerr|
This was my very favourite piece -- largely because of the stunning use of colour. It positively glowed! The pattern Susan used was "Zen" by Amy Walsh; the quilter, Ardelle Kerr and her husband, Roger, own Quilting from the Heart, a lovely quilt shop in Camrose, Alberta. I have some dupioni in neutrals (tans, golds, browns) and this has given me yet another idea what to do with it!
For another local quilter's 'take' on the same show, see Cathy Tomm's post here.
Now, aren't you glad I got my camera back? :-)