I was able to visit a new experience for me last weekend – an outside quilt show at the arboretum.
It was labeled as a Quilt Walk, which was a show without vendors or quilt boutique/garage sale.
There were two sections of the park which quilts were tied to fences by zip ties and binder clips. It was a lovely fall day, with fall splendor colors splaying out for all to see.
The smaller quilts, which seemed more like me than the larger quilts, I found a quilt artist I contacted who is local who has a style of quilting that I admire.
I kept seeing Trisch Price’s quilts (author of Accentuate the Negative) and thinking how much I really liked her quilts.
And she did this technique that I am trying to decide if it is double applique or “magic binding” around the applique pieces, where the applique pieces is slightly outlined by another color pop, which I really admire and will show up in one of my quilts one day.
I like hats, as you may have noticed before if you have seen a picture of me lately. Cool hat quilt. – Mary Strege
And the larger quilts were also impressive.
Sometimes flapping in the wind.
Or hung over the rocks – these quilts were like the featured quilters’ quilts – very impressive!
And I saw 4 bed turnings! The first one was someone I have followed on flickr for a few years, that saw me at the only one meeting of the modern quilt guild meeting I’ve ever attended, and had the courage to talk to me, and I had the courage to talk to her at the show just before she did her own bed turning.
Bed turning was a table, layered with several quilts. We got the story of each quilt, an abbreviated story, like a mini trunk show. Which was so fantastic!
It was nice to see each artist and what they chose to display & talk about!
The quilts were even nice from a distance.
I wonder how many people who were there to visit the Monet garden got to see similar colors in the quilts!