Thursday, November 15, 2012

Everything In Between Quilt Show

Last Saturday I was able to attend the Everything In Between quilt show that was hosted at my Alma Mater, SUU.  I almost missed the show, attending the last day it was open.  Boy am I glad I made it!!  Here are some of my favorites!!

 This is a stunning about of applique!!  And I just loved the way the colors were used.  Doesn't it look like splashed paint :)


I absolutely loved this butterfly quilt.  (As did my daughter who visited earlier with her school class.)  The colors are so incredibly vibrant and the applique is just phenomenal.  I wonder how many pieces needed to be added to create this masterpiece.


Another stunning quilt.  The girl is made using turned edge applique.  Can you image creating all those curves with turned edge applique??    And I so love the vibrant colors.


And the quilting . . . blown away !!  I mean seriously, look at these feathers.  Amazing!!  I wish I would have taken a close up of the face.  It looked so realistic because of the lines created by quilting.


And lastly,  this was my favorite.  Doesn't it look more like a painting than a quilt!!  This quilt spoke to me on a personal note which is probably why it is my favorite ;)


All in all, a very inspiring and wonderful visit!!  I loved that I could get right up close to these amazing works of art to see how the quilters made each quilt.   It is just so fascinating and thrilling to me to be able to understand the process of their creation.  I mean, I could stare at a painting all day and still have no idea how it was done, but this, this I could really appreciate because I felt like I understood the process of creation and therefor appreciated all the more the beauty and talent they show.  I don't know if that makes any sense, does it??  Have you ever felt like you can appreciate something more because you know what it took to create it??

Edit -  I am sorry that I can't add the names of the quilters.  I was so enthralled with the quilts that I totally forgot to even look at the artist.  I didn't realize this until I went to write the blog posts and the show was closed then so I couldn't go back.   I know this is super insensitive and I feel horrible about it.  If anybody happens to know the quilters of each piece please let me know, I would love to add their names to their work.
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13 comments:

  1. all I can say is WOW!!!! Makes mine look so boring in comparison.

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  2. the dancing woman quilt won at a major show last year.... and I think I remember the story behind it too.

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  3. Oh wow, those are true works of fabric art!

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  4. I shell now pick my jaw up from the floor. Soooo amazing.

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  5. Hi Melissa,
    I just found your blog. Those quilts are beautiful. I am your newest follower - #2222! Must be my lucky day. :-)
    Happy Quilting!
    Sylvia

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  6. Love the feathers--that is so ethereal! Yes, I definitely know what you mean. I just went to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah and was floored by the quilts. Traditional, modern, minis,you name it, it was there. The week I went there was a special exhibit of hand quilting. I have never been so moved in my life! Quilts hundreds of years old with truly exquisite workmanship. It's liked being filled with the wonder of life all over again.

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  7. Stunning quilts and I love the butterflies.

    Debbie

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  8. These are amazing quilts! I think my favorite is the girl. They are all so artistic and the quilters are very talented. Thank you so much for sharing these :)

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  9. Awesome quilts, but could you identify the piecers/quilters of the above quilts.

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  10. Hello Melissa!!

    I recognize two of the quilts and can Identify them for you!

    The Butterfly quilt is called "Wings and Feathers" it is 88"x105" and was made by a gentleman named Mark Sherman from Coral Springs, FL.

    He hand dyed most of his fabrics using a dry dyeing technique, the bordor motif is an original design, the butterflys were inspired by a trip to Butterfly World in Ft. Lauderdale, and it took him over 3000 to quilt on his Long-arm. He had only been longarm quilting for a year at the time. It won 1st place in the Long/Mid arm Category in Paducah in 2010 and is ont eh cover of American Quilter Magazine July 2010 issue.

    The second piece is one that I would recognize anywhere. It is the crane and the dancing woman.

    The quilt is called "On the Wings of a Dream" and it was made by Carol Bryer Fallert. She is the quilter whose work inspired me to start quilting.

    http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/OnTheWingsOfADream/OnTheWingsOfADream.htm#menu

    That link will take you to the story behind the quilt and how it helped her to heal after the loss of her husband. It won Best in Show at the International Quilt Festival in 2009.

    Carol Bryer Fallert is an amazing quilt artist, and she is also a pioneer for longarm quilters. She was the first person to ever win Best In Show at a National/International ( i cannot remember which) with a quilt that was NOT quilted by hand. It caused an uproar in the quilting community at that time because machine quilting was considered 'cheating'.

    I Hope your readers find this informative and go to check out her website, BryerPatch.com

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa