Friday, November 7, 2014

Eye Candy Close-ups- Houston post three

 I thought I would show you a few close-ups of a few quilts I photographed. I am sorry I didn't take a shot of the placard on this heavily beaded sunflower. Let me know if you know the maker.
 The pin tucks and texture in this quilt are outstanding. The Tactile Architecture Exhibit was my second fave.
In Tactile Architecture Exhibit Before the storm by  Ludmilla Aristova
 I love 3-D effects. Check out the beading and caterpillars as well as stem work on this one. 
Metamorphosis by Jan Reed
 This is a really big quilt, and striking in it's glowing choice of fabric. It is Purple Agave by Vicki Bonhoff.

It's one of two I took photos of by her. Apparently I'm a fan of her workmanship and color sense!
The following one struck me for the 3-D flowers.
I might have by passed it but I heard Texan accents saying, "why, she used zippers to make those bluebonnets"Then I noticed the subtle piecing to create the background and it reminded me that I spend so much time on aspects of a quilt that get ignored because of the special effects

Blues and Sunflowers by Connie Silber

 This is a close up of a quilt that drew me in several times so I thought I would share it too. It's painted then quilted. Awesome!!
Incognito by Melanie Marr
There, some inspiration and eye candy. What do you take photos of at quilt shows?
Going to a high quality show can either encourage and inspire you to make your own original work, or I hear some people despair that they could never make anything so good. They seem depressed which is sad.

I don't know if the big winners are being truthful, but most say they were surprised at their wins, and overjoyed. That tells me they are making artwork for the love of it, and while hoping a judge will understand and reward them, they are still making art for the love of it.
I'm inspired!
Look for the other two posts on the show, following this one or the label
 Quilt shows click here for the list


  1. Joy! The sheer joy of seeing so much creativity! That quilting in all forms is not a lost art form! And to see so many visitors attending an event, makes me feel like I'm part of that quilty, creative, supporting community!
    Hi LeeAnna! Eye candy indeed! I take photo's of just about everything at a quilt show! LOL! Mostly one or two of the whole quilt then a few of the detail work!
    Take care,

  2. So glad you are going to post even more! My hunger for this kind of stuff is insatiable!!! I love the inspiration of quilt shows, but mostly, I just marvel at what other quilters are doing!!!

  3. Thank you for sharing these wonderful works of art with those of us who couldn't make the journey. They and all different while all being quilts, and are all indeed inspirational. They represent a high standard we can all aspire to.

  4. Thanks for sharing these, LeeAnna. I take pictures of the whole quilt that I like and then sometimes several close-ups. I, too, am looking for quilting details and surface design.

  5. Wow, these are amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. If it was made by a Texan, those are bluebonnets not bluebells, otherwise they are lupine. I'm surprised you haven't been flamed with a southern accent by now.

  7. Excellent ... I love the closeups ... thank you!

  8. I've really enjoyed all your pictures, LeeAnna. Thanks for posting them for us all to enjoy! The bluebonnets look like they were created with ruching.

    1. They were zippers! Ruched zippers. LeeAnna