The Modern Quilt Guild sponsored an exhibit that I really enjoyed. Please do click here to see their post about the exhibit. Their photos are not as close-up as these I want to highlight.
Convergence by Latifah Saafir is the quilt that I remember most from the show. I wish I was the one who made this. It is striking from far away and up close. I dearly love the way your eye is drawn to those two aqua strips. All I can think of is onions and I like onions a lot!
I don't know why, but I woke up this morning thinking about the construction of the next quilt, Opposing Triangles. This quilt was made by Katie Pedersen and quilted by Krista Withers.
The quilting is very nice indeed! The patterns vary, but work together so well.
These are quilters who are not afraid of open, negative space. These quilts breathe... they make me happy.
And then there was this quilt hanging in the group category in the show. It won a first place ribbon in its category and it's another one I wish I had made. Ms. MacDonald Had a Farm was made by Lynn Czaban and members of the Hanging By A Thread group of Vancouver, Washington. It was hanging in a place that was hard to photograph. You can (and should) click here to see better pictures of all the winners.
This is a very talented group! Look at some of these blocks closer:
I could almost love farm animals up close and personal :-). In fabric.