|"Whole lotta shakin' goin' on by Dreme Eckley|
Each one of them had a surprise. Beads, buttons, embroidery.
I took many quilt pictures but mainly want to discuss some lessons learned while looking at quilts...
|Red Chairs by Mary Ann Van Soest|
Makes me wonder if I should draw out the composition on my quilts before making them more often than I do. Then try cropped versions to see if I like them better. To me, my opinion only, cropping these chairs is more interesting than seeing so much sky. The cropped scene is intimate, and the cut off chair tells a story.
Look at this one...
|Life by Yoshiko Katagiri|
A lesson in "vision". The maker had Discipline and vision. while appliqueing quarter inch up to about 1" circles round and round, and round in a spiral.
|Teri Tope's Some Intensions (AKA Ten)|
No fancy fabrics no fancy threads, just one line next to another creating a textured portrait. Doesn't take expensive fabric or tools to make, just talent and vision and perseverance.
This one seemed so full of fabrics and depth
from a distance it appears the mane is composed of many pieces of fabric however on closer look
I really really liked the following quilt, The Gift and the givers by Betty Kalizak.
The lesson was in inspiration. She was inspired by a book illustration. You never know what will inspire you to create so keep your eyes open!
Cats Game by Donna DeFusco
The detail of a tail, hanging under the quilt, reminded me that humor is as important as any other characteristic. Have fun, do not lose your send of fun while pursuing your art.