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|
|Metamorphosis by Jan Reed|
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|
|Incognito by Melanie Marr|
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.
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